Disney Animator Andreas Deja is close to finishing work on the story reel/animatic for his upcoming film “Mushka”. He is very happy with the story and just announced that Richard Sherman (co-writer of songs from Jungle Book, Mary Poppins & many more) wrote a song for the film!
The monumental news for animators is that Andreas Deja is now hiring 2D animation artists!! Some lucky animators in the LA area if chosen will get to work with Andreas Deja on his new film “Mushka”. So far from those who have applied by commenting on his site, there is a lot of competition so apply quickly!
From Andreas’ Blog;
As I am getting into full production on Mushka, I am looking for local LA 2D animation artists.
– Effects animator, experienced or new. But with high standards.
– Inbetweeners, experienced or new. But with high standards.
– Animators, experienced or new. But with high standards.
If you are interested, leave your email, and I’ll contact you. I won’t be able to pay studio rates, but I WILL pay independent film $.
I would like to join your project as an intern or an inbetweener.
Thank you a lot for this great opportunity!
Thanks Bea for the comment! Be sure you apply on Andreas’ blog (click here), we are just helping spread the word!
I’m from Argentina, there’s a chance for foreigner animators?
I would apply for inbetweener.
i would like to help as an inbetweener or animator.I can work for free 🙂 It would be an honour!
Here are some examples of my animations:
My email address is email@example.com
please check out my website for fine art and traditional animation art. Would love to work with you in any capacity if possible!
Hi Andreas, we worked on some of the same films at Disney in the past. I was an Effects Animator on many Disney films (Hercules, Fantasia 2000 (Firebird Suite), Tarzan, Atlantis, Treasure Planet and later on Princess and the Frog. After Disney I worked at Dreamworks on Sinbad and then as a Character Animator for Television and other projects. It would be an honor to work for you on your film “Mushka”. I think it is awesome that you are bringing Traditional Animation back. I would love to be part of your team. I am willing to do Effects, Character clean-up or In-betweener or whatever is needed to make your project a success. Working with you would be an incredible hi-light to my career. My e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
I wish you all the best and hopefully I can be part of this wonderful project!
You worked on Firebird?
Sir, I applaud you. That was one the best shorts I had seen from Disney in decades. All the best to you.
Oh, I forgot…I live in the Los Angeles area.
Dear Mr. Deja
Hello, my name is Kathryn Massey, and I am a recent graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a great focus in hand-drawn animation. All my life I have enjoyed nothing more than drawing and creating characters and stories for the sake of entertaining people everywhere, and my greatest pleasure is to watch my drawings come to life on screen with the knowledge that I had put that life into them. My hope is to someday work side by side with fellow animators who share an equal love and enthusiasm for both preserving and enhancing the fluid spectacle of hand-drawn animation, and it would be an incredible honor and privilege to work on a film such as ‘Mushka’, with such a captivating concept and character design. If you are able, I ask that you please take the time to view my work on my website in the hopes that you may consider me to be a part of such a creative team as either a rough animator or an inbetweener. Thank you very much for your time and consideration, and I wish you the very best with this amazing production!
My email address: email@example.com
Link to my website: http://kathrynmassey.wix.com/artwork
Hi Andreas, I would love to join your team!
I would be greatful if you contacted me . I have an interesting offer regarding a different area of the production.
I love(!) your work and I believe I have much to contribute.
This “work in progress” looks like a dream .
I worked with you a bit on Princess and the Frog. I’d be interested in either inbetweening or animating. I posted my reel above (CG and 2D), and there are some more recent bits of animation on my blog (sammarinblog.tumblr) Thanks!
It’s been a long time since Disney Australia closed down. I hope you are fine..Working with you back in the days was one of the exciting events in my career as an animator. So awesome that you have this project going on. So good to know that 2D traditional animation is so alive.. I love the style of the trailer..Since I’m still based in Sydney and raising a family with twin boys I wont be able to apply and work in L.A. It would be a great fun to join your team otherwise…In anyway, I would be glad to help remotely..Thanks and keep the fire burning..Take care..Rizaldy
My name is Katie, and I would love to apply as an animator or inbetweener for your film. I’m new to the animation industry, but I’ve been working professionally in the field for nearly a year at studios such as Bento Box Entertainment, and small companies like Make Sense Productions. This year my film Frog’s Legs was nominated at the 42nd Annual Annie Awards for Best Student Film. I would love to share my film with you. Below is my demo reel. Working in the field has been a lovely experience, and I’m still as enthusiastic about character animation as I was when I graduated. I currently live in Maine, but I’ve been working to get myself over to LA for a while.
Best of luck on your production, I look forward to speaking with you more.
Thankfully, I see he is looking for interns without high standards. That’s my favorite kind of intern too!
Hi Sir Deja,
Perhaps you don’t remember me anymore…I was one of your 2d animator who received some instructions during your visit in Toon City many years ago it was then Tarzan 2…I wish to render my service as 2d character animator in your upcoming 2d project and currently this time I am here in Abu Dhabi if ever my show reel below would have help in the project it would be great for me.
My Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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I am a recent graduate from University of Pennsylvania @ Edinboro with a BFA in New Media/Animation. Although I do not live in the LA area I am interested in the opportunity to work on your film “Mushka”. Being a new graduate I do not have a lot of industry experience but a strong passion for animation
Hope to hear from you
Hi Sir Deja,
My name is Eumir Cruz and I would like to extend my service as a 2D in-betweener and clean-up artist. I had 3 and half years of experience working for Toon City animation. I have a great passion for animation. I currently live in Temecula which is 2 hrs away from LA. It will be an awesome opportunity to work in a 2D animation again. I hope to be a part of your film “Mushka”.
It sounds fun…let me know if you could use my help…
Hello MR. Deja,
I am currently a Junior At Savannah College of Art and Design. I have been looking and applying for a summer internship for awhile. I just had one of my fellow animators post a links to this site and thought why not put my pencil out there too. I would love a chance to learn and work with you and others on your film as an intern over this cumming summer. If needed I am also willing to relocate to the LA area for the summer months. I do not currently have a real put together online but can send you some of my work if you wish. Its not much but we all start from some where.
Thank you for this opportunity,
Mitchell T. Ozanne
Your movie looks like it will be beautiful.
I’m still animating and designing 2d effects if you can believe it!?
Please e mail me as I would be interested in taking part in your project
Hope all is well with you
I am a skilled clean -up artist .
Hopefully you may require
– Aidan Cooney
I am Delia illustrator. And I had experiences as inbetweener.
It ‘s a wish for me to collaborate for Andreas Deja.
Many thanks if I can have this great opportunity
I would love to be an animator on your movie.
Currently I live in San Francisco, but it would only be a small effort for me to come to LA during production.
I’m interested in being a animator for the film
901 482 6294
This is the kind of film I live for. I’d love to talk to you about animating on it.
All the best, Aaron Blaise
hey i can do the early pre-production storyboarding
in between animation i have some experience in these things.
email : email@example.com
I can storyboard, 2d animate, inbetween and I own 5 cats (not tigers) for reference.
Would be glad to do an animation or inbetweening test, I own a Cintiq and live in Burbank.
Dear Mr. Deja,
Many moons ago, I was an assistant animator at Bakshi Studios, on Lord of The Rings, Hanna-Barbera on The Flintstones, and Filmation on He-Man. I have been out of the business for quite some time and may be rusty, but would be appreciative of the opportunity to do inbetween, assistant, clean-up, intern, or grunt work just to be back in that environment. (818) 512-4986 firstname.lastname@example.org
I saw that you are looking for an EFX animator. You can contact me at email@example.com. Mattmaners.blogspot.com. I worked in EFX on PATF and did all those gumbo shots.
My name Is Anna Marks White, I would be honored to work on this film, mostly on effects.
email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope Mushka would be a great flim. And Richard Sherman he a great person, thanks for writing a song for Mushka.
Hi Im looking to try help production if my drawings meets your needs. and I’m also working other job 5 days to pay rent. but i want to see if there is anything i can do. and I’m in new york.
I have a demo reel on my HD so we can try sending over its like 5-6 gigs 6 min. quicktime file. using google share or similar.
maybe easier just throwing you first some drawings so you could see.
please throw me your email so i can send drawings.
oh i know a girl who must be really good on this kind of style so let me know her name dana terrace.
let me know if you wanna talk to her.
would love to work on traditional feature animation again, my 35 plus years have kept my skills in drawing and beautiful clean up strong, from keys, extremes, breakdowns, inbetweening….would love to see animation return to our glory days: mermaid, alladin, lion king, etc…..computer animation and current hand drawn are missing the original voice of the animator…no milt kahl, glen keene, deja, freddy moore, eric larsen, so many others, my old friends….the assistant and animator need to work closely together again….without producers driving us apart….that is when I felt and participated in this great art form…..animators are actors and artist….this special form can do anything to convey a point of view and give voice to artists….best regards, stanley somers 310 654 7281, we need to sustain this form and past it on to future generations as it was passed to us
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this is such a great opportunity for talented animated video makers.
I wish to be part of this movie but unfortunately I’m too late for this position but next time you guys have a position like so kindly share it on your social network i always check your news on social