Thursday, October 8, 2009

Movin' out East....

Hey Everyone! Have a seat, I've got some pretty big news..

I'm proud to say that I've accepted an offer from Blue Sky Studios, for a full-time position as a Character Animator!!!

For me this is HUGE. Anyone who has known me, knows that it's been a big dream of mine to work in feature films. In the past couple of years I've worked extremely hard to make it happen, busting my butt at Animation Mentor at night and at ArenaNet by day. I also had the good fortune of having peers inside and out of the studio, who got my reel in front of the supervisors. Which I'm forever grateful for. I don't have any previous film experience, so Blue Sky is takin' a chance on me. I'll be moving out to New York in November, and working on their next film Rio.

Needless to say, I'm really gonna miss all my family & friends in WA and all my co-workers turned good friends at ArenaNet. Movin' out to NY on my own is gonna be a little scary, but should be a fun adventure right? Wish me luck! Keep checkin in, I'll let you all know how things are goin from time to time!

65 comments:

Peter said...

Wow! Kickass news, Bobby! Sorry to see you go, but I'm happy you're getting a chance at realizing your dream. Good luck in NY...!

Bill Robinson said...

Congratulations!

Hammy said...

Congratulation Bobby!!!! I knew you would end up somewhere big!! :)

Edward Pun said...

Congrats Bobby! You earned it!!

Nori Tominaga said...

congrats matey, thats a massive achievment

Joris van said...

Big congratulations! Blue Sky looks like a really great environment to animate in!

Amanda Wagner said...

this is awesome news. congrats Bobby!!!

Adam Strick said...

Great news Bobby! Congrats man!

Liana Hee said...

Yay! That is awesome Bobby..Congrats! :)

Wile E. Wilster said...

All those amazingly hard work finally paid off and you deserve it all! It's an incredible news, and so proud of you because I know you have the true burning passion for this field.

You have always been a major inspiration for me, since AIS and working in the gaming industry and now the feature films, which one day I wanted to do. Thanks for constantly pushing yourself and improving and never giving up, because that gives me the motivation and inspiration to pursue and evolve my own path.

You are awesome and please keep us updated and stay in contact. I really REALLY hope one day I can work on a project side by side with you,

Best Wishes,

WIlster Out

elephantmarchblog said...

Congrats, man!!

Long N. said...

Sweet. Congrats on your employment!

Brittney Lee said...

Congratulations Bobby!

avneriginal said...

BRILLIANT!!!!

Huge congrats Bobby, I always knew it was a matter of time until you start working on features.

Good luck with relocating dude.

Anthony Holden said...

Congratulations and best of luck!

dwilson said...

Bobby, congrats no one has proved themselves more worthy than you over the past 2 years. You've done amazing work and quickly become THE MAN to watch. I know I'll be watching for great stuff.

Dox said...

Awesome Bobby! Go kick some ass like you mean it.

Jeremy said...

Congratulations! You'll do great!

Chris Palmer said...

Hell yeah!!!

Congrats, Bobby! You deserve every bit of this. Good luck on the move and acclimating on the East Coast.

Wouter Tulp said...

Congrats! You deserve it!

dennis e. sebastian said...

Congrats! Good Luck! Have Fun! and Knock em Dead:)

Asteeg!!!

wako said...

congratulation & good luck!

Betsy Bauer said...

Amazing news, Bobby! Best of luck to you! I know you'll do great!

Jocelyn Cofer said...

That's fantastic news Bobby!!!!!!!! Huge congrats, I knew you'd get into an awesome studio!

Andy Conroy said...

Congrats dude! Have fun!

Bobby Pontillas said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH everybody!!!

Ivan Oviedo said...

Congrats bobby, you deserve! I hope one day have a great chance too!

Oliver Akuin said...

congrats!!! awesome news!

Tapan Gandhi said...

congratulations, bobby!! that's awesome news, and i'm so happy for u :)

Lianne said...

Wow! Congrats Bobby! That is so fantastic to hear!! You deserve it, and I can't wait to see your work in Rio. :D

Jo said...

What happy news! Go kick some animated ass!

TJ Phan said...

Big congrats, Bobby! You totally deserve it man! Keep on rockin' in NY.

thndrcat said...

I've been following your blog for a bit. And I am totally jealous. Congratulations man! I'm in AM now... I'll be @ BlueSky in a year.
See you then.

Colin Brown said...

congrats bobby. good luck!

10ske said...

AWESOME! ok now we really have to go for a beer before you leave!

Justin Weg said...

Congratulations Bobby! See you soon!

Andre Barnwell said...

Wow. All your hard work paid off. New York is a wicked place. Enjoy

Owen Williams said...

dude, that's awesome news, big congratulations!

Kristian said...

Fantastic news. I can't wait to see your name in the credits of the next movie. Well done from london!

Dave David said...

NICE!!!
I jumped for joy for you man!
AWESOME!

Phil Willis said...

Congrats mate!

Well deserved.

I've been watching your stuff since the Animation Mentor days and you have boatloads of talent.

Keep on blogging what you can get away with (while still honoring your NDA's).

Can't wait to see some more of your work.
--Phil

yatan01 said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! Looking at all visible to me efforts you put in [and the bigger amount of I probably don't know about] I must say you toldly deserve it!!~~
Good luck in your further steps of growing as an animator :)
Can't wait to see your name in credits ;)))

Animation Mentor Staff said...

Congratulations Bobby! That's great news.

We're proud of you!!!

Happy Animating,

Animation Mentor Staff

pbcbstudios said...

congrats bobby!

RayChase said...

Congrats Bobby! That's awesome!

Amber Monette said...

OMIGOSH CONGRATS! You are sooooo very talented!

Rayford said...

Dude!!! Congratulations Bobby! They were smart to pick you up before Pixar got you:)

Cinthia Fujii said...

Yay!! Congratulations Bobby!!! :D

Kei Acedera said...

Nice! Congratulations Bobby!

Henk said...

Congratulations Bobby!

Bobby Pontillas said...

Wow! Again, my sincere thanks everybody! I really appreciate it.

Jeremy Red said...

This is awesome Bobby!

Steve Vanseth said...

That's great news, Bobby!!! Congrats man, you're livin' the dream!

Mamzelle Lucrèce said...

Hi Bobby and thanks so much to have let a word in my little french blog!
Wow, congratulation for this fantastic new, it's enormous!
I like your work, especially your paintings, your characters are really charming and full of life!
pardon my poor english! see you!

rad sechrist said...

congrats man!

Peter said...

We miss you already here... :(

jacks said...

CONGRATS ON THE GIG!

Kat said...

Wow! Awesome!! You'll be amazing there! I wish you luck in the future! :D

Lel said...

CONGRATULATIONS BOBBY!!!! its totally deserved - Don't forget all of us little people when your a big star ^_^

Bobby Pontillas said...

Thanks again for stoppin by and showin some love everyone!

Ken said...

congrats dude!

james p brouwer said...

Congratulations, Bobby! Couldn't happen to a nicer guy!

gamusino Javi said...

congratulations man!!!!!!!!!

andre medina said...

thats amazing!!! congrats!

Ron said...

Congratulations!