Animation Panelpalooza

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By Elizabeth Garcia

One of the things we miss the most about the pre COVID19 times is attending conventions and tradeshows. We miss tabling with our friends, eating cashews and red bulls at the booth, the crazy swag, the bathroom lines, the panels, the parties, and the after-parties. Truth be told, we miss seeing Aaron Blaise everywhere. We miss our friends.

That’s why we called the man with thousands of creative friends, Mike Morris. And just like that, the indomitable Mike came through.

What is Animation Panelpalooza?

This half-day event is a riotous mix of games, panels, tips, and tricks for all things animation brought to you by every animators’ favorite animator, Mike Morris.

What’s in it for me?

A fun and bouncy experience, just as that header image. We also promise that our guests will be the kindest and the most talented animators and illustrators around, and everyone – audience and guests alike – will learn something new and get better at something old.

Who are the panelists?

Pete Michels

Pete Michels has worked on animated TV shows such as The Simpsons, Family Guy and Rick and Morty. When he’s not animating, Pete enjoys watercolor and oil painting. His love of nature and appreciation for calming outdoor environments and architecture inspire his personal and animation work.

Victoria Ying

Victoria Ying is an author and artist living in Los Angeles. She started her career in the arts by falling in love with comic books which eventually turned into a career working in animation and graphic novels. Victoria’s film credits include Tangled, Wreck it Ralph, Frozen, Paperman, Big Hero 6, and Moana.

Karli Melder

Karli Melder is an award-winning 2D animator based in Los Angeles. She has animated for Shadowmachine, Hot House (Adult Swim), and Titmouse (Netflix). Karli is currently an animator for Octopie.

Aaron Paetz

Aaron Paetz is a storyboard artist and animator working in Los Angeles. He has worked with Nickelodeon, Fox and many other well-known animation studios.

Mark Walton

Mark is an animation storyboard artist, writer, and voice-over actor who has worked for studios like Disney and Dreamworks on a wide range of films, including Tarzan, Chicken Little, and Gnomeo and Juliet. He is best known for voicing Rhino the hamster in the 2008 animated film Bolt.

May 28, 2020 | VFX & Animation

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