Pixar Pinoy Animators or as they say PIXNOYS : Nelson Bohol , Chris Chua, Gini Cruz Santos, Ricky Nierva and Ronnie del Carmen have made their names in this field. They said the Filipinos' natural sense of humor and willingness in story telling really made an impact on making these great animation films like Monsters Inc (2001)Finding Nemo (2003) ,The Incredibles (2004), Cars (2006) , Ratatouille (2007), Wall-E (2008), and Up (2009). http://princhix153.blogspot.com/2010_04_01_archive.html
Nelson Bohol may probably be the biggest Filipino name in Pixar today. This native of Samar is one of the Main Backgound and Sets Designer of Pixar films most notably with the award winning Finding Nemo as primarily responsible for creating the VERY COOL background of Nemo's aquarium. One thing is of the Bahay Kubo where Nemo rests and the Volcano (Mt. Wanahakalugi) which was based from Mayon Volcano in the Bicol province. Mr. Bohol also worked on WALL - E, Ratatouille, Cars, The Incredibles as set design and other Animated movies like Titan A.E. and Anastacia as Layout Artist.
Chris Chua is a Fil-American 29 year old animator who has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2-D Animation from Cal Arts, explained the look of “Wall-E,” which is unlike other Pixar movies: It is monochromatic at times and has almost no dialogue in some scenes—an animator’s dream, or nightmare. He is born in Manila to a Chinese father (William Chua) and a half-Filipino mother (Juliet), and finally moved to the United States at age 10. He said he’s the only artist in the family. Before Pixar, he had also worked with Dreamworks animations in the films "Sinbad", "Shark Tale" and "Flushed Away". "Wall-E" was his first Pixar assignment as an animator.
Virginia "Gini" Cruz Santos and her family migrated to Guam when she was 3, but she was later sent back to the Philippines by her father to study. She was initially opposed to the idea, but the Philippines grew on her, and later she formed important friendships in Saint Scholastica, as well as in the University of Santo Tomas, where she took up Fine Arts major in Advertising. She animated DORY in Finding Nemo voiced by Ellen de Generes. She also had an important hand in bringing characters from "Toy Story 2," "A Bug's Life," "Finding Nemo" and "The Incredibles" to life.
Ricky Nierva, Since then has worked on Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and led the production design on Up. Nierva was born in San Diego. He is placed in charge of the movie’s entire visual look. “ Up ” is a box office hit already earning $250 million in the US. “Up” builds on Pixar’s reputation for making the world’s best animated features.“Up” is Nierva’s first movie as production designer . The movie introduces Pixar’s first major Asian-American character: Russell, the wilderness explorer
Ronnald del Carmen (born in the Philippines, December 31, 1959) is an animation storyboard , story artist and designer. He was recently Story Supervisor on Pixar's tenth full-length computer-animated film titled Up and director of its accompanying short film on DVD, Dug's Special Mission . Ronnie del Carmen is currently working for Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville. Prior to that he's worked at Dreamworks and Warner Bros. All in the capacity of story artist, story supervisor, character designer, illustrator and all around pest. There's documentation that shows he's been dabbling in comics over the years for DC and Dark Horse among others. He self-publishes his own comic book, Paper Biscuit.
Jaakko Lisalo (senior game designer at Rovio mobile - Finland.) in 2009 invented the first screen shot of birds with no wings and looked angry. the staff loved the characters and made it a game but they needed a reason the birds were mad then the swine flu was the big fuss, so they made the enemy pigs.
Amazing… A new game, Bubble Ball , designed by an eighth grader from Utah, Robert Nay, is the top seller among Apple App Store’s free games. Bubble Ball launched on Dec. 29 th 2010 and has already been downloaded millions of times. In fact it just passed Angry Birds in popularity
The Sailor Moon anime, co-produced by TV Asahi, Toei Agency and Toei Animation, started airing only a month after the first issue of the manga was published. With 200 episodes airing from March 1992 to February 1997 on TV Asahi, Sailor Moon is one of the longest magical girl anime series. The anime sparked a highly successful merchandising campaign of over 5,000 items, [ which contributed to demand all over the world and translation into numerous languages. Sailor Moon has since become one of the most famous anime properties in the world. [ Due to its resurgence of popularity in Japan, the series returned to the airwaves on September 1, 2009. Also, Italy is getting it rebroadcast in northern-hemisphere autumn 2010, also getting permission from Takeuchi who will be releasing new artwork to promote
Fuji TV, a Japanese television station, recently have a special TV feature featuring TOEI Animation Studio Philippines . It mainly focuses on the in-between animation and dubbing of the popular pirate anime One Piece. It also features the influence of anime to the Filipino pop culture, which involves Cosplay, mangas on bookstores, and anime in the everyday life of Filipinos.
TOEI Animation Philippines was founded February 15, 1992. Filipino animators are outsourced by Japan's Toei Animation to help produce shows like Dragonball Z, Sailormoon, Slam Dunk and One Piece. It primarily creates in-between animation from key cells created by animators in Japan.