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Sunday, February 21 • 11:00am - 12:45pm
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Animation Panel

Sunday, February 21, 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Screen 4


Meet the people behind Emmy award winner Adventure Time and Oscar and Emmy winner The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore and more. Join us as we talk with people involved with numerous great animation projects and learn the secrets behind their award winning projects.


Moderator: Don Lewis 
Don Lewis loves film. He is the Editor of Hammer to Nail and Managing Editor at Flick Nation. His short documentary films STRINGERS and DRAG KING have played numerous film festivals and garnered a few awards and his first documentary WORST IN SHOW played Oxford Film Fest in 2011. Don holds a Masters Degree in Cinema Studies from San Francisco State and resides in Northern California with his wife, daughter and dog named Igby. 


Kent Osborne 
A writer and storyboard artist from Los Angeles, Kent has received multiple Emmy nominations for his work on shows like "SpongeBob Squarepants", "Phineas and Ferb", "The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack" and won an Emmy for "Adventure Time" in 2015. He is also the creator of the web-series "Cat Agent". 


John Durbin
John Durbin is a senior animator at Moonbot Studios. Originally from DFW, John moved to Shreveport on the notion that a start up animation studio was offering a special opportunity that he couldn't pass up. He was right; and in 2011, Moonbot Studios’ first project, “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” won the Oscar for best animated short film. John’s most recent contribution at the studio is on “Taking Flight,” an animated short film for which he was lead animator. John grew up making his own stop motion films on camcorders and went to Texas State Technical College in Abilene in hopes of pursuing a career in animation. During the end of school, he realized he wasn't necessarily getting an education in animation, but more of a general introduction to software. He discovered that his animation skills needed a boost and learned as much as possible through online research. He finally connected with Dallas-based Reel FX after winning an animation contest. Brandon Oldenburg, a former founding partner at Reel FX studios, worked with John on a few projects outside of Reel FX. When Oldenburg formed Moonbot Studios, he brought John to Shreveport. Since then, John has worked with Oldenburg and Moonbot on over 20 projects and counting. Moonbot is a fantastic place to work, where John gets to animate as well as help with pre-production, editing, sound design, music, motion graphics, and more. 

 Susan Hickman
Susan Hickman has worked in voice-work since moving to Los Angeles in 1981. In 1990 she started a loop group and done voice-overs on hundreds of hours of television and film. Her looping voice can be heard on such TV shows as “MacGyver”, “The Love Boat”, “Dead Like Me”, “Kyle XY”, “That Championship Season”, “Nash Bridges”, “Fame L.A.”, and most recently Dolly Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors”, which aired on NBC in December.  Her animation credits include “Family Guy”,  Hayao Miyazaki’s classic Japanese animé  films: “Kiki’s Delivery Service”, “Princess Mononoke”, and “Castle in the Sky”. She now lives in New Albany, MS, with her producer-husband, Hudson Hickman. 

Jack Pendarvis
ack Pendarvis's fourth book,Cigarette Lighter, just came out. His fifth book, Movie Stars, will appear in April. He is story editor forAdventure Time and does the voice of Root Beer Guy. 


PRESS-Don Lewis

Managing Editor, FilmThreat.com
I'm a film critic interested in film reviews, interviews, features and coverage of the MVFF as an experience.

Sunday February 21, 2016 11:00am - 12:45pm CST
Oxford Commons Malco Cinema 403 Commonwealth Blvd

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