Jenson to Helm Astroboy Animation Team
October 04, 2007
http://news.awn.com/index.php?ltype=...sitem_no=21072Jakob H. Jensen has joined Imagi Animation Studios as Animation Director on ASTROBOY, the studio was announced.
"Jakob brings to Imagi over a dozen years of comprehensive experience in animation, working both in Europe and the U.S.," said Francis Kao, Co-CEO & Chief Creative Officer. "In addition to overseeing animation on ASTROBOY, he will also be playing a key role in furthering the training of the young animators at our studio in Hong Kong."
Born in Denmark, Jensen launched his animation career at A-Film in Copenhagen at the age of 17. In 1995 he joined DreamWorks Animation, where he served as animator on such films as THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, THE ROAD TO EL DORADO, MADAGASCAR and SHARK TALE. Most notably, Jensen served as Senior Supervising Animator on the title character, Sinbad, in SINBAD: LEGEND OF THE SEVEN SEAS, as Supervising Animator on both SPIRIT: STALLION OF THE CIMARRON and FLUSHED AWAY, and as Character Designer on OVER THE HEDGE.
After 11 years with DreamWorks, Jensen returned to traditional animation, working on Walt Disney Pictures' upcoming ENCHANTED at James Baxter Animation.