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WHAT WE DO

 

Little Zoo Studio specializes in creating high-quality, character-driven animation for film, commercials, and virtual reality. From concept through final animation, our studio is a turn-key solution for clients around the world who need film-quality animation, without the extra effort of relocating talent in-house. Little Zoo provides a fresh perspective and adds creative value to any proect. No matter what the size of the task, Little Zoo brings:

 

* Experienced animation direction, supervision, and project leadership

* A talented team of industy-proven artists and animators

* Creative oversight by, and seamless communication with Little Zoo's founder/director Jason Taylor

 

... all with the necessary production resources you need to get the job done.

 

 

 

 

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WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

 

With clients ranging from large animation houses and global industry leaders to small boutique shops, the studio excels in creating entertaining character animation of the highest quality.

 

Here's what some of our clients have to say about working with Little Zoo:

 

 

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LEADERSHIP TEAM

 
 

Jason Taylor is an accomplished professional animator with more than 17 years of experience in creating film-quality character animation for commercials, feature films, short films, game cinematics and VR. He previously worked for Blue Sky Studios, Reel FX, and Blur Studio. Some of Jason's credits include Blue Sky's Horton Hears A Who and Ice Age 3, Sony Pictures's Open Season 2 and Open Season 3. While at Blur, Jason animated on several Walt Disney projects, as well as the Academy Award nominated short film, Gopher Broke. He also served as an animation supervisor on Blur Studio's A Gentleman's Duel. He recently served as an animation supervisor on the upcoming feature film Rock Dog.

 

In 2009, Jason formed Little Zoo Studio, LLC. Since then, Little Zoo has become a vibrant studio with a tight-knit and passionate crew of talented animators.

 

As an advocate for quality education in the field of animation, Jason conducts animation workshops and for the past eight years, he has been a senior-level educator at AnimationMentor.com, one of the industry's leading animation schools. He earned his BFA at the University of the Arts in Philadephia.

 

 

_JASON TAYLOR

_Founder / Director

 
 

Bruno Monteiro recently served as animation director for Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury (2013), which was shortlisted as Best Animated Feature Film at the 2014 Academy Awards. The film also received the Best Animated Feature award at Annecy, one of the largest animation festivals in the world. He also served as animation director on the award-winning short film Ed (2013).

 

Over the years, Bruno has worked as both a 2D and 3D animator on several feature films, including Asterix and the Vikings, Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest, Friends Forever, Brendan and the Secret of Kells, Bieito Dubidoso, Billy Project, City of Friends, and Rock Dog. Bruno also serves as director of animation at OnFire Animation School.

 

 

_BRUNO MONTEIRO

_Lead Animator

 

 

Todd Wilbur is a classically-trained animator whose work can be seen in several animated short films, video games and marketing campaigns, in addition to more than 16 feature films.

 

After graduating from Sheridan College's three-year animation program, Todd's career has taken him to Honolulu, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Toronto. He has worked as an animator on productions for studios including Walt Disney, Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Paramount, Reel FX Creative Studios, and Rhythm & Hues. Some of his more recent projects include Open Season 2 and Open Season 3, Freebirds, the Looney Tunes shorts, the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, the Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem attraction at Universal Studios, and the upcoming feature Rock Dog.

 

 

_TODD WILBUR

_Lead Animator

 
 

Stacy Theberge has 20 years of experience in entertainment, business operations and marketing. For nine years, she worked alongside top entertainment industry leaders at the Jim Henson Company and Icon Productions in Los Angeles, and as a personal publicist for feature film directors and actors. Following her years in the industry, she moved to the marketing side of the business, working with major international companies (most notably, Honda and McDonald's) to forward their public relations and marketing initiatives.

 

Stacy recently served as Director of Campus Services at Vermont College Fine Arts, where she was in charge of campus-wide operations and systems.

 

At Little Zoo, Stacy is responsible for strategic and operational planning, resource allocation, scheduling, and marketing.

 

 

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_STACY THEBERGE

_Director

_Studio Operations

 

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