My teacher has been in the animation industry for over 19 years, Simon Allen has worked on 16 feature films. Prior to coming to Pixar, Allen worked at Animal Logic as an animator on Happy Feet. He began his career as an animator working at WETA on Peter Jackson's feature film, The Frighteners in 1995. Allen has also worked as an animation supervisor on The Matrix: Revolutions and Constantine, and at LucasArts as an animator for three different games.
Allen joined Pixar Animation Studios in March 2006 as an animator for the Academy Award®-winning feature, Ratatouille. Allen went on to animate on two more Oscar winners, WALL•E and UP and most recently completed working on Disney•
Pixar's 2010 critically acclaimed box office hit, Toy Story 3 where he animated Buzz Lightyear, Woody and many of the original cast from Toy Story. Allen has also animated as well as animating Mater and Lightning McQueen in Mater's Tall Tales.
So you can see why every drawing lesson I love picking his brain's and asking heaps of questions. I've always loved kiddie movies and animation. At the end of this amazing course at University I will get a snap of him before I finish and some autographs. Great for a Art room...
Love and Skullies