Doug Sweetland

Doug Sweetland

  • Place of birth: State College, Pennsylvania, Stati Uniti

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Douglas Sweetland is an American animator/director, he grew up watching Disney films and classic Saturday morning cartoons. As a child, Doug drew cartoons for the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts for several years. After graduating high school in 1992, Doug opted to attend California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and pursue his life-long love and passion for animation. In 1994, he decided to leave school in his final year to join Pixar. His first assignment was as an animator on Toy Story. He continued as animator on A Bug's Life and Toy Story 2. He was nominated for an Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Character Animation for Toy Story 2. Doug continued to build an incredible reputation as one of the best animators in the business. He was awarded back to back ANNIE awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Character Animation for Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo. Doug took on the lead animator role for Bud Luckey’s Oscar-nominated Boundin' short and worked as an animator and storyboard artist on the Oscar-winning The Incredibles. Sweetland followed this up by stepping into the supervising animator role on John Lasseter’s Cars. In 2007, Doug pitched a short film about a sympathetic magician who gets “dumped” by his rabbit. This eventually evolved to a more slapstick film (and a throwback to Warner Bros. classic Looney Tunes). Teddy Newton was brought on board to design the characters; it emerged as Sweetland’s directorial debut. Presto was very well received by audiences and critics alike when it preceded WALL-E in theaters. It was honored in 2008 with an Academy Award nomination in the Best Animated Short Film category. It was included in the Animation Show of Shows in 2008. On September 24, 2010, it was reported that Sweetland had been hired by Sony Pictures Animation to direct a computer-animated film The Familiars. Description above from the Wikipedia article Doug Sweetland, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Filmography

Windy Day

2013

As Other Forest Creatures

The Pixar Story

2007

As Self (archive footage)

Presto

2008

As Presto / Alec (voice)

Storks

2016

As Additional Voices (voice)

Production

Monsters, Inc.

2001

As Animation Director

Presto

2008

As Writer

Presto

2008

As Director

Cars

2006

As Supervising Animator

Windy Day

2013

As Story

Storks

2016

As Director

Toy Story

1995

As Animation

Toy Story 2

1999

As Animation

A Bug's Life

1998

As Animation

The Incredibles

2004

As Animation

Finding Nemo

2003

As Animation

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