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Jim van der Keyl

I have been in the animation industry since 1989 getting my start as an inbetweener on the Little Mermaid at Disney. I have since worked my way up to animator, getting my education on the job at studios such as Baer Animation, Rich Animation, Warner Brothers, Sony Imageworks, Dreamworks Animation, Blue Sky and with Catmandu in Buenos Aires in Argentina. While at Warner Brothers I was nominated for a Best Animator Annie Award for my work on Iron Giant with Brad Bird (director of Incredibles and Ratatouille). I made the transition to CG animation early on during Osmosis Jones from WB doing small bits of animation on Drix. My first full featured CG animation projects came when working on Stuart Little 2 for Sony Imageworks and I have been doing CG ever since. Past projects include Shark Tale, Over the Hedge, Monsters vs. Aliens, Kung Fu Panda,Flushed Away, Kung Fu Panda 2 and Puss N Boots.

I am currently the animation supervisor at Singing Frog Studio in Montreal, Canada. I supervised the Quebec super successful feature film La Guerre des Tuques ( English - Snowtime!) And am currently supervising animation on the sequel -La Course des Tuques. I also spent a year animating at Framestore on Beauty and the Beast for Disney mega successful remake of the original.

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