Mushka Concept Poster by Andreas Deja
Mushka Concept Poster by Andreas Deja

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!

Mushka Model Sheet by by Andreas Deja
Mushka Model Sheet by Andreas Deja
Mushka Model Sheet by Andreas Deja
Mushka Model Sheet by Andreas Deja

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.
– Interns

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 $.


If you would like to apply, follow the link below.

Click Here to Apply for “Mushka”

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Lavalle Lee

Lavalle Lee

Lavalle Lee has been creating animated cartoons online since 1999/2000 for his website Many cartoons on the site have gained viral video status reaching millions of viewers online. In 2009, Lavalle started learning hand drawn animation from Don Bluth in his animation classes, as well as attending his Masterclasses in Arizona. He has also personally studied animation and visual effects from Veteran Disney animators in Orlando, FL.

Lavalle is widely known in the animation industry as the creator of the website. After seeing that most animation sites were about all types of animation, not any specific to classical hand drawn animation, Lavalle knew Traditional Animation needed to be represented online. has become the leading website and social media account for all things 2D. The website served as inspiration for “The Traditional Animation Show” in which Lavalle was both producer and host.

His partnership with Don Bluth began when he championed the Dragon's Lair Indiegogo campaign as lead project manager, editor, voice actor and in-betweener. The campaign reached $730,000 dollars to produce a 7-minute pitch video. In 2017, Lavalle brought the idea of creating a school to Don Bluth, and Don Bluth University was born. After a decade of learning from Don Bluth and working together on multiple pitches and business ventures, Lavalle accepted the position as Vice President of Don Bluth's new company Don Bluth Studios.


  1. March 21, 2015 at 5:52 pm — Reply

    I would like to join your project as an intern or an inbetweener.

    Thank you a lot for this great opportunity!

    Best regards,


    • March 21, 2015 at 6:04 pm — Reply

      Thanks Bea for the comment! Be sure you apply on Andreas’ blog (click here), we are just helping spread the word!

  2. March 21, 2015 at 6:10 pm — Reply

    I’m from Argentina, there’s a chance for foreigner animators?
    I would apply for inbetweener.

  3. March 21, 2015 at 7:17 pm — Reply

    Hi Andrea,
    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

  4. March 21, 2015 at 9:30 pm — Reply

    please check out my website for fine art and traditional animation art. Would love to work with you in any capacity if possible!

  5. March 21, 2015 at 9:42 pm — Reply

    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:

    I wish you all the best and hopefully I can be part of this wonderful project!



    • Matthew Ingraham
      April 24, 2015 at 4:55 pm — Reply

      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.

  6. March 21, 2015 at 9:43 pm — Reply

    Oh, I forgot…I live in the Los Angeles area.

  7. March 22, 2015 at 1:43 am — Reply

    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!

    Kathryn Massey

    My email address:
    Link to my website:

  8. Mauro Maressa
    March 22, 2015 at 2:30 am — Reply

    Hi Andreas, I would love to join your team!


  9. Interesting offer
    March 22, 2015 at 3:39 am — Reply

    Hi Andreas,

    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 .



  10. March 22, 2015 at 4:55 am — Reply

    Hi Andreas,

    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!

    Sam Marin

  11. March 22, 2015 at 8:02 am — Reply

    Hi Andreas,
    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

  12. March 22, 2015 at 10:12 am — Reply

    Hello Andreas,

    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.
    Katie Tamboer

  13. March 22, 2015 at 10:35 am — Reply

    Thankfully, I see he is looking for interns without high standards. That’s my favorite kind of intern too!

  14. March 22, 2015 at 11:11 am — Reply

    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:
    Robert Ocon

  15. […] you’re based in LA and think you’ve got the chops to work with Andreas Deja, apply here. This is an incredibly opportunity for young artists, if I were in LA you’d better believe I’d […]

  16. Matthew Miller
    March 22, 2015 at 12:39 pm — Reply


    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
    Matthew Miller

  17. Eumir Cruz
    March 22, 2015 at 9:06 pm — Reply

    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”.

    Thank you.

    Very Respectfully,
    Eumir Cruz

  18. Debbie armstrong
    March 22, 2015 at 11:34 pm — Reply

    It sounds fun…let me know if you could use my help…

  19. Mitchell T. Ozanne
    March 23, 2015 at 1:51 am — Reply

    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

  20. March 23, 2015 at 2:20 am — Reply

    Hey Andreas!
    Long time!!
    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

  21. March 23, 2015 at 4:43 am — Reply

    Hello Andreas
    I am a skilled clean -up artist .
    Hopefully you may require
    – Aidan Cooney

  22. March 23, 2015 at 12:20 pm — Reply

    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

    Best wishes


  23. March 24, 2015 at 11:35 am — Reply

    Hello Andreas,
    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.


  24. Eddie
    March 25, 2015 at 10:28 am — Reply

    I’m interested in being a animator for the film
    901 482 6294

  25. March 25, 2015 at 11:18 am — Reply

    Hi Andreas!

    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

  26. March 25, 2015 at 12:47 pm — Reply

    hey i can do the early pre-production storyboarding
    in between animation i have some experience in these things.

    email :

  27. March 26, 2015 at 8:16 pm — Reply

    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.

  28. Elizabeth Chislett
    March 26, 2015 at 11:55 pm — Reply

    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

  29. March 30, 2015 at 2:30 am — Reply

    I saw that you are looking for an EFX animator. You can contact me at I worked in EFX on PATF and did all those gumbo shots.

  30. Anna Marks White
    April 18, 2015 at 11:21 am — Reply

    My name Is Anna Marks White, I would be honored to work on this film, mostly on effects.

    email is:

  31. April 28, 2015 at 3:03 am — Reply

    Hope Mushka would be a great flim. And Richard Sherman he a great person, thanks for writing a song for Mushka.

  32. Tsukasa Kanayama
    June 25, 2015 at 10:26 pm — Reply

    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.


  33. August 6, 2015 at 5:54 pm — Reply

    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… 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

  34. October 10, 2015 at 2:37 pm — Reply

    If you need a recommendation!
    If you love animation i can recommend you a book, Animate That! Animate that! is an essential animation book for beginners, non software specific, that explains the principles of animation in depth, showing their importance and how to use them. This book will show you how to approach and learn them in the most clear and understandable way. Inside you will find many tips, examples and drawings that makes it very easy for every beginner to start with animation. Even for an intermediate, this book will be a great tool for the revision of knowledge already acquired.

  35. July 20, 2017 at 4:03 am — Reply

    this is such a great opportunity for talented animated video makers.

  36. Shawnna
    April 30, 2019 at 4:28 pm — Reply

    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

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