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Shawn Patterson: The Accidental Cartoon Composer

Composer and songwriter Shawn Patterson got his start in television on ‘90s series like The Ren & Stimpy Show and The Chipmunks. He has since produced work for Cartoon Network’s Robot Chicken

Chuck Sheetz: Directing 'The Simpsons'

Photo: FOXPhoto: FOXAs a kid in Philadelphia in the 1960s and ’70s, Sheetz fell in love with shows like Ralph Bakshi’s Mighty Heroes and old black-and-white Popeye cartoons from the 1930s, which prompted him to shoot his own three-minute animated film. But he didn’t have an animation career in mind when he enrolled in film school at UCLA. In fact, if his roommate hadn’t said, “I’m going to take an animation class.

Last Laugh: Dave Finkel

Photo credit: Ray Mickshaw/FOXPhoto credit: Ray Mickshaw/FOXComedy is all fun and games until your contract calls for 25 episodes per season. For Dave Finkel, current New Girl executive producer, it can be sleepless, frustrating work.

Crossing the Uncanny Valley: Javier von der Pahlen

At the 2013 Game Developer’s Conference, Javier von der Pahlen, director of R&D for the Central Studios division of Activision Publishing, and his colleague Jorge Jimenez of Activision Blizzard unveiled their next-generation real-time character rendering. It was jaw-droppingly close to the other side of the valley.

Short and Sweet: Saschka Unseld

You can call him an animator, but Pixar director and layout artist Saschka Unseld says that his job is just as much about researching the real world as it is creating new ones.

Imagine That: Heath Hollingshead

Heath Hollingshead is animation technical director at Blue Sky Studios in Greenwich, Connecticut, where he worked on Rio and two Ice Age movies, Dawn of the Dinosaurs, and Continental Drift.

Pulling the Strings: Nick Niebling

Nick Niebling has been fascinated with animation for as long as he can remember. As a child, he recalls gluing himself to hours of Looney Toons cartoons and Disney movies, mesmerized by the way the characters moved across the screen. Determined to turn his love for animation into a career, Niebling attended Full Sail University, where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Animation.

Marvel

The Marvel universe is comprised of more than 8,000 comic book characters, including some of the most iconic figures in popular culture. In 2009, The Walt Disney Company acquired the house that Stan Lee built.

Time Warner

Time Warner is among the world’s largest media companies, with literally hundreds of business entities in areas such as film, television, print publication, and video games.

Vicarious Visions

Guha and Karthik Bala started Vicarious Visions in the basement of their parents’ home in 1991 while the two were still in high school. In 1994, the company was incorporated and moved to a college dorm room. Vicarious Visions signed its first publishing deal for the Synnergist PC CD-ROM that same year.