Special thanks to Fred Seibert, Claudia Spinelli, Eric Homan, Larry Huber, Therese Trujillo, Serge Michaels,
Taek Lee, Dave Eppen , Geoff Levin, the super people at Oracle Post in Burbank, Robert Alvarez and Wang
I'd also like to thank my cast of wonderfully talented ladies! Jessica DiCicco (Smart Alec), Karen Malina White
(Mindy 500), Annie Mumolo (Strikeout), Hynden Walch (Olympia) and Becky Thyre (Electrisha).
|Above is a sample of some Traditional 2D animation I did when I worked at Walt Disney
Feature Animation from 1994 to 2002. Below is the reel breakdown. I owe my mentor Glen
Keane a million thanks for taking the time to teach me what Eric Larson taught him.
1.Long John Silver test scene. This is the first thing I animated under the instruction of Glen
Keane. I wanted him to be glad he selected me to follow up and inbetween all of his scenes
properly. The result speaks for itself.
2.Long John Silver test scene. I wanted to show range in my acting. The 1st test had Silver all
intense and explosive. This map meant the world to him. He lost his eyes arm and leg chasing
this map across the galaxy. But in scene two I wanted to portray a gentler side of Silver but
with the subtext of deception. It was a tall order, but hey I don't like ruts!
3.Long John Silver Production scene. This is my first production scene! Here Silver is putting
Jim through pirate camp. I just thought of my Dad "Supervising" me as a kid when I washed
the family car.
4.Long John Silver Production scene, Jim Hawkins by John Ripa I believe.
5.Alien Background Characters. Not only did John Musker and Ron Clements the directors of
Treasure Planet let me animate this production scene they let me design the aliens.
6.Timon test. This was alot of fun to do but a pain to shoot. Back when I made this there wasn't
alot of Nathane Lane around for me to use. I used a short line from "Life with Mikey"
7.Roger Test that's the best I could hope for after the transfer process I put the reel through.
8.Grumpy test. I don't know what possesed me to use Bones McCoy's from Star Trek's famous
flair for pronouncing someone dead. For the record that's sleepy or should I say BIG SLEEPY
under the sheet.
9.Luke Test. On this one,I sampled the dialog from Back to the Future III. Pat Buttram (yes I
know! HA HA!)who did the voice of Luke on The Rescuers provided me a funny line on b2tf III.
10.Willy the Giant. Yes that's Chris Farley from an old SNL sketch. Good one eh? Willy IS
FUN TO ANIMATE! With Farley's voice as icing this test was cake!
11.Humphrey This is the test Eric Goldberg assigned me when I told him I wanted to be an
animator. A classic challenge to send the posers away. I needed to have my character enter the
scene, spot a gum ball machine, try to extract a gum ball fail to do so and then react to the
failure. BTW this is the scene that when Glen saw it on my reel he knew I was his man.
12.Groo. Here I attempted to animate Sergio Aragones' Groo with the same attention to detail
and flair he does the comic with.
|This is an animatic I put together as a TV spot for a Billiard Parlor in East Los
Angeles. I cast it with the characters from a show I created called Citizen Sanchez.
The Latino Family Guy, only funny. I just took a rough storyboard and timed it to a
soundtrack that I mixed, is all! I love animatics because they are a cost effective way
to give people an idea of what my final cartoon will look and feel like.
|MUMBO JUMBO is an epic sci-fi adventure tale of friendship trust and loyalty between 3 kids and
their Robot. It all begins when they are stranded on the hostile monster planet MUMBOJUMBO
where the line between magic and super science has been blurred. The princess, the nerd, juvenile
delinquent, and an over the hill ex-cop gotta work as a team if they ever want to get home
My first attempt at flash and a pretty darn good sci-fi idea too.
|I made this promo using Toonboom Studio. It's kind of a take on the Tinkerbell
interstitial from the Wonderful world of Disney show back in the day. With some
completely senseless violence.
Nickelodeon and Frederator gave me the opportunity to produce my own animated short based on my creation Hero Heights for the Random Cartoons show 2007 season. I was credited as Creator, Co-Executive Producer, Director, Writer,Storyboard artist, Voice Director, Voice Actor. With both a tight budget, and schedule and lots of elbow grease from every one on the production, I was able to tell my story.
In a town where everyone and everything is super powered the best friendship of two boys is put to the test when they both fall for the "new" girl.