JAMES LOPEZ - Creator, Director

James Lopez is a veteran Disney animator who has been working as a professional in the animation industry for 25 years. His credits include The Lion King, The Princess and the Frog, Pocahontas, Flushed Away, Hercules, Tom and Jerry, The Emperor's New Groove, and the Oscar-winning Paperman.

He is an alumni of CalArts where he has taught drawing and animation to inspire a new generation of artists. He has also worked for studios such as Warner Bros. and Dreamworks in both television and features an has performed a variety of positions that range from Storyboarding and Layout to Art Direction, Production Design and Character Design.


Evelyn Kriete is an editor, artist, fashion designer, stylist, blogger, social media strategist, and new media coordinator. She is an event producer with active involvement in a wide range of subcultures and trends, and is a moving force behind the steampunk trend worldwide. She runs the single largest social media hub for steampunk online, with almost half a million followers for the trend. She has appeared in a wide range of news media and books, including The New York Times and MTV.


Manel Gil-Inglada is an award-winning composer from Bracelona, where he studied music at L’AULA Modern Music and Jazz, and at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Boston. As a musician, Gil has formed part of various rock, jazz and blues ensembles. He has participated in numerous courses and seminars with Ennio Morricone, Armando Trovaioli and José Nieto.

He has also worked as lecturer on film scoring as part of the International Master in Audio-Visual Animation offered at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and in the Master in Animation offered at the Visual Images Laboratory of the School of Engineering of Barcelona LIVE-UPC. In 1990 he co-founded a music production company, where his main tasks focused on composing and producing theme music and film scores for cinema, animation, television programs and other audio-visual material.

The soundtrack of the animated film CHER AMI winning the prize for best music in the full length format at the JERRY GOLDSMITH AWARDS.


Yuri Lowenthal is a stage, film, and voice actor noted for numerous beloved roles, including Ben Tennyson from Ben 10, Sasuke Uchiha from Naruto, and The Prince from the Prince of Persia video games, and Matt Miller from Saints Row: The Third. Additional work includes Bleach, Assassin's Creed II, BioShock Infinite, Fallout: New Vegas, Diablo III, the Final Fantasy franchise, and the Call of Duty franchise.

G.D. FALKSEN - Voice Talent

G. D. Falksen is an author, lecturer, and actor. His written work includes the Ouroboros Cycle series, Blood In The Skies, "The Strange Case of Mr. Salad Monday", "Cinema U", "An Unfortunate Engagement," and "The Mask of Tezcatlipoca".

Elena and Olivia Ceballos - Visual Development Artists

These extremely talented twin sisters (who refer to themselves as "EliOli") hail from Atlanta, Georgia in which they have attended the Savannah College of Art and Design and, at a very young age, have already worked professionally for companies such as Dreamworks, DisneyToons and Universal. To see samples of their magnificent work, please click here:elioli-art.tumblr.com

Bruce Smith

Bruce Smith is a highly revered animation professional who has been working in the industry for more than 30 years. He has worked on several of Disney's feature films as a Supervising Animator on 'Tarzan', 'The Emperor's New Groove' and 'The Princess and the Frog'. He is also the creator of the Disney television series, 'The Proud Family'.


Rick Farmiloe is a veteran Disney animator who worked on Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid.


Sandro Cleuzo is a veteran Disney animator who worked on Enchanted, The Emperor's New Groove and Princess and The Frog as well as Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters for Dreamworks.


Carlos Luzzi is an animator working in TV shows and commercials for USA and Brazil for about a decade. He was kept busy animating hand drawn characters in all sorts of commercials, like Kelloggs, Froot Loops and Looney Tunes. Carlos Worked under direction of such artists like Sandro Cleuzo, Rune Bennicke and Ken Duncan. Over the years Carlos started getting involved with visual development and storyboards as well. Most recently, he animated the classic characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse on the Disney short Electric Holliday. He also got involved in the visual development on the upcoming feature “the Book of Life“ for REEL FX studio.


Samantha Youssef is a former Disney animator. She has worked on Tarzan II, Lilo & Stitch II, Bambi II, Brother Bear II, Steamboat Willie Redux, Curious George, as well as animated features in Europe such as El Cid the Legend, Nocturna, and The Day of the Crows.

She is an alumni of Sheridan College's Classical Animation program. She also works as an artistic trainer for animation studios and professionals, offering masterclasses in life drawing for animation, working with artists who hail from Walt Disney Animation, Dreamworks, Reel FX, Sony Pictures Imageworks and many other studios.


Javier Granados has been a traditional animator, illustrator and muralist since 1990.

He worked for Disney TV on the "Goof Troop" series and later in Paris,France for Disney Animation Studios on "A Goofy Movie". With numerous advertising work as "Frosted Flakes" of Kellogg's, Félix cat food, Nimm candy, Telepizza, amongst others.


Alexa Summerfield Goriup is a talented artist who performed Final Line work on Prince of Egypt, Spirit -Stallion of the Cimarron and Sinbad - Legend of the Seven Seas for Dreamworks. She also worked on Disney's Lilo & Stitch 2, Lion King 1 1/2 and Cinderella 3.


Grant Viklund is a 17 year veteran of the VFX and Animation industries. Working on such films as Titanic, The Fifth Element, Kung-Fu Panda 2, Monsters vs Aliens and was the CG Lead for The Simpsons Movie.


Joffery Black lives and works in Los Angeles, California. In 2000 he earned his BFA from Arizona State University in Tempe, Az, concentrating in both fine arts and digital animation. Joffery has over 10 years experience in the creation of C.G. levels and Models for video games.Within 8 years of working for a THQ studio, Joffery successfully shipped 8 high profile titles(Pixar's The Incredibles, WALL-E, UP, and Spongebob to name a few) across the world for high profile clients: Pixar, Sony, and Nickelodeon. He continues to actively create in California where he is a Course Director for The Los Angeles Film School.


Leo Oliveto is a recent graduate from the prestigious Gnomon School of Visual Effects and is making his professional debut modeling the vehicles and environments for Hullabaloo.

JAKE AKUNA - Compositing / Post

Jake Akuna is a visual effects artist and film editor who has worked on films such as Jobs, The Words, and Come Back to Me.