Ep. 099: Aliki Theofilopoulos – Co-Executive Producer for DreamWorks TV’s Harvey Girls Forever!

Episode 099 features Co-Executive Producer Aliki Theofilopoulos! Aliki started her career as a 2D Animator for Disney Feature Animation, working on such films as Hercules and Atlantis, before jumping into the world of television and working as a Storyboard Artist on shows like Phineas and Ferb, directing and boarding her own original shorts, directing Descendants: Wicked World, and now serves as Co-Executive Producer and Co-Showrunner for DreamWorks TV’s Harvey Girls Forever!, now streaming on Netflix. Hear how she helped bring the classic Harvey comics characters to the screen, why she loves animation and how to work collaboratively with others.

And make sure to submit your animation industry and show questions for our final episode, the Q&A Spectacular, coming in January 2020! Email us at contact@theanimatedjourney.com 

Aliki Theofilopoulos’ Websites

Website
www.alikigreeky.com

LinkedIn
www.linkedin.com/in/alikitgrafft

TedXTalk
https://youtu.be/qSl0NDVU3aU

Instagram
@AlikiGreeky

Twitter
@AlikiGreeky

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Facebook
@theanimatedjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

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@theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

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@sketchysoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Instagram
@Shootzee

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@jefbot

Twitter
@JefBot

Ep. 098: Joy Adams – Recruiting Coordinator for DreamWorks Animation

Episode 098 features recruiter extraordinaire Joy Adams! Special note: at the time of this recording Joy worked as a Recruiting Coordinator at DreamWorks Animation. She is now a Talent Acquisition Coordinator at Netflix.

In this interview Joy shares her journey from growing up and working on the East Coast to moving to the West Coast to participate in the NBC Page Program, working as a Receptionist and then an Executive Assistant at Nickelodeon, and making the jump to recruiting for DreamWorks. Hear how she did it and how to better prepare your portfolio for recruiters.

And make sure to submit your animation industry and podcast show questions for our 100th episode at contact@theanimatedjourney.com!

Joy Adams’ Websites 
LinkedIn

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Facebook
@theanimatedjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

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@theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

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@sketchysoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Instagram
@Shootzee

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@jefbot

Twitter
@JefBot

Ep. 097: Carole Holliday – Director, Storyboard Artist & Author

Joining us for Episode 097 is director, storyboard artist, character designer, animator and author Carole Holliday! Carole sat down with us to discuss her fantastic journey through the world of animation, having worked at such studios as Disney, DreamWorks and more. She’s also the writer and director of the live action short film Witt’s Daughter, and the author of the book The Food Ain’t the Problem.  Learn how to survive and thrive in the industry and create opportunities for yourself in today’s episode!

And make sure to send us your questions for our 100th Episode Q&A Spectacular at contact@theanimatedjourney.com!

Carole Holliday’s Websites

Website
https://foodainttheproblem.wixsite.com/website

Instagram
@CaroleHolliday

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Facebook
@theanimatedjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

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@theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

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@sketchysoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Instagram
@Shootzee

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@jefbot

Twitter
@JefBot

Ep. 096: Waymond Singleton – Storyboard Artist for OddBot and Nickelodeon – Part II

In part 2 of our interview with Waymond Singleton, Way discusses his journey from New York to Los Angeles, how he approaches making comics, being vulnerable with your art, the Black N’ Animated Podcast, and more!

Waymond Singleton’s Websites

Website
www.waysingleton.com

Facebook
Way Singleton Art

Gumroad
Let’s Eat – mini comic

Instagram
@Waymonds

Podcast
Black N Animated Podcast

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Facebook
@theanimatedjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

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@theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

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@sketchysoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Instagram
@Shootzee

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@jefbot

Twitter
@JefBot

Ep. 095: Waymond Singleton – Storyboard Artist for Oddbot and Nickelodeon – Part I

Today we welcome friend and fellow podcaster Waymond Singleton to the show! Way grew up in New York and South Carolina before moving out West and becoming a part of the LA animation scene as a storyboard artist. In part 1 of our interview Way shares how his love for animation and storytelling inspired him to pursue animation as a career by taking art classes in high school, going to SCAD and getting his first animation jobs in New York City. Enjoy the show!

Waymond Singleton’s Websites

Website
www.waysingleton.com

Facebook
Way Singleton Art

Gumroad
Let’s Eat – mini comic

Instagram
@Waymonds

Podcast
Black N Animated Podcast

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Facebook
@theanimatedjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

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@theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

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@sketchysoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Instagram
@Shootzee

Tumblr
@jefbot

Twitter
@JefBot

Ep. 094: Jeff Schuetze Returns! Storyboard Artist for BoJack Horseman

We’re back from our summer hiatus to bring you another exciting interview, this time from The Animated Journey’s own Jeff Schuetze, who this year worked as a storyboard artist on the amazing BoJack Horseman! Jeff shares his art experience leading up to applying for the job, the testing and interview process, what it was like working on the show, the unionization of the show with the Animation Guild and more!

And to hear Jeff’s backstory, check out his first appearance on the show way back in episode 043:

Ep. 043: Jeff Schuetze – Actor, Animator, Storyboard and Comic Book Artist 

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Instagram
@Shootzee

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@jefbot

Twitter
@JefBot

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Facebook
@theanimatedjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

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@theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

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@sketchysoul

Ep. 093: Bonus Episode – News, Reviews and Avengers: Endgame!

We’re back to discuss animation and entertainment news and movie and TV reviews! Big stories in this bonus episode include Disney purchasing Hulu, Sonic the Hedgehog’s less than stellar design reception, the new Aladdin live action re-make, the never-ending plethora of streaming services and more! Plus we discuss what we’ve been watching, including Missing Link, Tuca and Bertie, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, How To Train Your Dragon 3, Shazam! and of course, the behemoth still crushing the box office, Avengers: Endgame!

Enjoy the show and we’ll be back in September after our summer hiatus.

Articles Of Note

Netflix’s ‘BoJack Horseman’ Animators Push for Union Wages

VFX Artists Explain What It Would Actually Take To Redo Sonic the Hedgehog

Older, Broader, Edgier: What To Expect from Hulu Under Disney’s Control

The Complete List of Streaming Services

‘Avengers: Endgame’: How Time Travel Works in the MCU

‘Avengers: Endgame’ was brilliant – but the fat-shaming broke my heart

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Isn’t Fat-Shaming the Traumatized and Grief-Stricken Thor

New ‘Avengers’ Fan Theory

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Facebook
@theanimatedjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

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@theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

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@sketchysoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Instagram
@Shootzee

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@jefbot

Twitter
@JefBot

Ep. 092: Your Animated Life Part 7 – Your Health with Lauren Krieger

Everyone wants to be healthy and practice good habits, but the animation industry is rife with stories of people not sleeping, not taking care of mental and emotional health and subsisting on ramen and candy. These are habits many of us pick up in school and carry with us throughout our career. For our final installment of the Your Animated Life miniseries, storyboard revisionist and returning guest Lauren Krieger shares her experiences and we discuss different ways to stay healthy – from seeking support groups and professionals to changing habits to shifting how we view our priorities, culture and success. Enjoy (and get more sleep – your body will thank you!)

Check out Lauren Krieger’s previous interviews on our show here:

Ep. 064: Lauren Krieger – Storyboard Revisionist for Nickelodeon’s Shimmer & Shine 

Ep. 067: Animation Internship Roundtable – Part I

Ep. 068: Animation Internship Roundtable – Part II

Helpful Links 

The Blue Zones

The Cracked Podcast
5 Mainstream Health Habits That Trick You Into Feeling Lousy

The Mayo Clinic

National Institute of Mental Health

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

The World Health Organization

Lauren Krieger’s Websites

Website
www.laurenkrieger.com

Instagram
@laurenkriegerart

Twitter
@laurenkrieger

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Facebook
@theanimatedjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

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@theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

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@sketchysoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Instagram
@Shootzee

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@jefbot

Twitter
@JefBot

Ep. 091: Your Animated Life Part 6 – The Visa Process with Nooree Kim and Yvonne Hsuan Ho

If you’re from another country, the one constant in your mind when wanting to work in the animation industry in the United States  is how you will get a visa or green card. In today’s episode of the Your Animated Life miniseries, We Bare Bears artists Nooree Kim (prop designer) and Yvonne Hsuan Ho (storyboard artist) explain how they navigated the system to get their student and work visas and how other international students and professionals can do the same. It’s a fascinating look into the labyrinthian system of paperwork that we hope will help anyone out there interested in living and working in the United States for an animation studio.

Nooree Kim’s Websites

Instagram
@_nooreekim_

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@nooreekim

Vimeo
Pest

Yvonne Hsuan Ho’s Websites

Website
www.hsuanho.com

Instagram
@yvonnehsuanho

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@hsuanho0121

Twitter
@yvonnehsuanho

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Facebook
@theanimatedjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

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@theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

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@sketchysoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Instagram
@Shootzee

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@jefbot

Twitter
@JefBot

Ep. 090: Your Animated Life Part 5 – The Animation Guild with Storyboard Chair Jake Hollander

Today on the show we’re pleased to have Animation Guild member and Storyboard Committee Chair Jake Hollander! A storyboard artist who has worked at Rough Draft and Nickelodeon, Jake shares how he entered the industry and offers advice for students and professionals on how to improve your craft, stay motivated, how the union works and why it’s important to be an active member of the community. Join us for an informative and fun episode and learn how you can support the Guild and how the Guild can work for you!

The Animation Guild Websites

www.animationguild.org

Animation Guild Master Collective Bargaining Agreement

Animation Guild 2017 Wage Survey

Jake Hollander’s Websites

Website
www.jakehollander.com

Instagram
@jakehollanderart

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@jakehollander

Twitter
@JakeHollander55

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Facebook
@theanimatedjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

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@theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

Tumblr
@sketchysoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Instagram
@Shootzee

Tumblr
@jefbot

Twitter
@JefBot