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An Animator's Life - Broose Johnson

Tuesday, March 26, 2013, from 4:15pm to 5:25pm
Howard Hall, Reynolds Recital Hall

Broose Johnson will be lecturing at the School of Music:

Animator, story artist and illustrator, Broose Johnson had the great blessing of joining Walt Disney Feature Animation at the very beginning of what has come to be known as animation's "Second Golden Age". Over his 16 years at Disney he worked side-by-side many of the art form's giants: Glen Keane, Mark Henn, Eric Goldberg and many others. Broose worked as animator on such classic characters as The Little Mermaid's Sebastian the Crab, The Beast from Beauty and the Beast; The Genie from Aladdin and Young Simba from The Lion King, as well as many others.

Moving to Burbank's sister studio in the Disney/MGM Studios at Walt Disney World, Florida, Broose was supervising animator for Ling and Chien-Po on Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida's first feature film Mulan and Head of Story for the short, John Henry. Broose also had the rare opportunity to take the two dimwitted moose brothers, Rutt and Tuke in Brother Bear from "concept to screen." He conceived the idea of them early in production, developed much of their characters in story and then went on to animate Tuke for the final production.

In 2004, after Disney, Broose became animation and story director for Cecropia Inc., a company that developed a videogame called The Act using all hand-drawn animation.

Broose works now as story and art director for a Japanese school as they develop their own curriculum for teaching English to kindergarten students. While working as character designer and illustrator, he also supervises the evolution of curriculum storybooks into fully animated 3D DVDs.

Broose lives in Bozeman, Montana with his wife and large family.

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