Animation trends in 2021


Join our panel of animation experts as they discuss animation trends in 2021. We’ll explore how new technology and emerging art styles are influencing a new generation of animated content and more collaborative pipelines than ever.

About the webinar

As the world reshapes itself around an unprecedented pandemic and online streaming services look to make big investments in animated media, we join a panel of industry experts to discuss what all of this means for the industry and the work it produces in 2021.

Join us to learn more about how animation is evolving and what emerging trends could influence upcoming animation projects. We’ll explore a variety of topics and discuss how creativity is changing, pipelines have evolved, and technology has impacted on the work produced; from large to small-scale studios, 2D and 3D, feature films, episodic TV, advertisement, video games AR, and beyond.

Everyone who signs up will receive a copy of the recording of the webinar, so don’t hesitate to register your interest!

Webinar panellists

Jeff Lopez

Jeff Lopez

Co-head of CG
The Mill

Jeff Lopez is co-head of CG at The Mill New York. Jeff specializes in CG animation, plays a key role in managing and mentoring the animation team, and brings The Mill’s highest quality animated characters and creatures to life. Some of Jeff’s creative highlights include Shick ‘Hydro Robot’, Dragon Vale ‘Launch Trailer’ and the award-winning Norfolk Southern ‘City of Possibilities’.

Hank Driskill

Head of CG

Hank Driskill joined Cinesite in 2020 from Blue Sky Studios. He leads Cinesite’s CG supervisors and shapes the workflow and working practices for Cinesite’s feature animation teams. Prior to Blue Sky Studios, Hank spent 20 years at Walt Disney Animation Studios as part of the studio’s leadership, serving as Technical Supervisor on films such as Bolt, Big Hero 6 and Moana.

Roland Gauthier

Roland Gauthier

Exec Prod & Partner
Hinge Digital

Roland leads client relationships, strategic partnerships, innovation, and creative direction at Hinge, bringing 20 years of hands-on production experience across commercials, games, and film to the role. Roland has partnered with celebrated agencies, studios and global brands, including Saatchi, WarnerMedia, Cartoon Network, Nike, Intel, EA, Microsoft and many others.

Bruce Knapp Headshot

Bruce Knapp

Line Producer
Late Night Cartoons/CBS

Bruce’s background stretches back to the Rhode Island School of Design. He has since worked on a number of productions ranging from hand-drawn 2D to puppeted After Effects and CG. Bruce has produced numerous animated series with Disney, Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon and currently works with Late Night Cartoons on the popular animated series ‘Our Cartoon President’.

Your webinar host

Rey Cuevas

Art Manager, Mountaintop Studios

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