The Simpsons- Animation through the late 70’s and 80’s warmed me up for animation and layout on the first 3 seasons of THE SIMPSONS at KLASKY CSUPO, We had no idea this show would run longer than THE FLINSTONES, or THE COSBY SHOW, or anything else for that matter. I was one of the animators on the famous original opening title sequence with Kevin Petrilak and others. Since then it’s been spoofed and redone quite a few times.
Peanuts– I fulfilled a childhood dream of animating on the PEANUTS specials at BILL MELENDEZ PRODUCTIONS. I animated on 5 specials; THE NASA SPACE STATION, THE WRIGHT BROTHERS AT KITTY HAWK, THE GREAT INVENTORS, BUILDING THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD and I WANT A DOG FOR CHRISTMAS CHARLIE BROWN.
Golden Grahams– During the mid-80’s I was at Dream Quest Images doing feature FX and character animation. For the spot I was the solo character animator for this mixed media project. Nine Lives with Sylvester– At age 14, I started an informal mentorship program at Duck Soup Productions, a commercial studio in Santa Monica, CA. Under Duane Crowther (Yellow Submarine) and Amby Palowoda (Snow White), I worked on many animated spots throughout my college years, gaining valuable training and great exposure to the various cutting edge styles of the time. I was an assistant animator on this Nine Lives spot from 1979, at age 19. It was directed by Duane Crowther, layed out by Corny Cole, animated by Amby Paliwoda, and the BG’s were done by Toby Bluth.
Sylvester- Nine Lives Dry- Duck Soup Produckions