Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Walt Disney Animation Studios

When I was at the Art Institute of Seattle ten years ago, I quite honestly had no clue as to what I wanted to for a living.  Probably like a lot of us, I just knew I wanted to "do something in art."  

Right then,  I started to come across the work that Disney was doing at the time, and in a flash became inspired to begin to pursue animation.  Quite obsessively actually.   I felt like a total slacker in high school, but animation just ignited something in me and all of a sudden I wanted to... wait for it... work hard!  What?! I now had this pie-in-the-sky dream of being a Disney Animator.  

Since then, I've had the good fortune to do a lot of things in this industry,  and I'm forever grateful for every experience I've been blessed with, good and bad.  I've had some amazing experiences w/ amazing people that I wouldn't change for anything.  What helped me pull through the bad was remembering what changed my life in the first place, and why I even wanted to do this.  So, as you can imagine, I feel extremely lucky to say that I've accepted a position as a Character Animator for the Walt Disney Animation Studios, working on their next feature film, Wreck-It Ralph!

It's still pretty surreal to say it.  And I know it's not cool to be this geeky when you're a already a professional, but man,  I GREW UP ON THIS STUFF!

Wish me luck because I'll need it!  Blue Sky Family!  You've all been awesome and the pleasure was all mine.  Thanks for your support everyone!

71 comments:

Carrie Liao said...

Congratulations!! They are lucky to have you :)

Tony Unser said...

You totaly earned it! Best of luck!

Hammy said...

Congratulation Bobby!! You totally deserved this!!! :)

Colin Brown said...

Damn, another Blue Sky loss.

Well good luck man, and the west coast welcomes you back :)

Tooninator said...

hey man. Congrats to you. If we can't geek out, then we have nothing. Everyone is gonna tell you that you rock, and it's only the truth

Gabby Zapata said...

Holy cow!! Congrats, Bobby!!! Good luck to you!!

estevaolucas said...

Congratulations Bobby!

Ramona said...

AAAHH! That is amazing! That is exactly what I want. One day, I will get there! Good job!

Tiago Rovida said...

Hey Bobby, That´s soooo Great! I really can imagine how are you feeling now! I wish you all the lucky for this new amazing step!!! Cheers!!!

Megan Nicole Dong said...

Wow, congratulations!! That is great to hear!

Steph said...

I've been following your blog for a while, and I know you'll do really well over there. Congratulations!!!

Michael Yates said...

congrats bobby you deserve it!

Gillibean said...

WOW! Sooooo many congratulations Bobby! As one of your blog stalkers, Ive been follwing you for a couple of years since before you worked at Blue Sky and to see you work so hard and reach your goals is lovely and very inspiring to the rest of us hoping to follow in your footsteps! All the best! Perhaps you will be at CTNX this year?

Joost van Schaik said...

Hi Bobby, huge congrats! Well deserved after all the hard work.

Rob said...

well done! Deserved!

Rochelle Burrows said...

A serious congratulations is in order!

Well done, Bobby!

Miss-Manitas said...

Congratulations! Once upon time it was also my dream... Tell us everything!

Betsy Bauer said...

Congrats, Bobby!!! This is amazing news!!

Daniel said...

Hey man I'm a follower and aspiring animator from Venezuela, and I really hope you have a great time in Disney! Show them how it's done!!!!

Tim F. said...

Awesome! Congrats and good luck!

Jesse said...

Congrats dude!

Pancho said...

awsome news, man... congratulations and good luck!

Angelo Lo Presti said...

Congrats man! this is fantastic.

Michelle Liwanag said...

Congratulations Bobby! Another amazing achievement. :) Keep that talent going as we will remain here as your audience and fan :)

Nate Villanueva said...

Well deserved congrats dude!!!! Have fun sir.

Nick Cogan said...

You're an amazing talent and a warm spirit, Bobby. I'm sure you'll thrive and grow and be welcome wherever you go.

Adam Strick said...

Congratulations Bobby!! I start up at Blue Sky next week so hopefully I get to meet ya in person before you head out! That's awesome dude!

Lianne said...

Congrats, Bobby! Well deserved. Thanks for always being an animation inspiration! :)

Maya Karp said...

BOBBY! CONGRATS!
I am SO happy for you- SO well-deserved!
Best of luck and keep in touch!

Nayoun Charoenchai said...

Congratulations Bobby!!! You must be really excited!!! Good luck out there and hope to see you in the west coast soon!!! :D

RayChase said...

Congrats Bobby that's awesome!!!

AnimatingMyLife said...

Congrats Bobby, Keep Rocking. :)

Tucker said...

Congratulations Bobby! Keep up the great work!

C.Deboda said...

Make the Nine Old Men proud! :)

Agnes said...

Congratulations to you and your Mom.

stephen said...

bobby you're about the nicest guy I know. So nice that when I first met you I thought, "what? is this dude for real this nice?"

we will miss you terribly here at bloo sky.

that said . . . CONGRATS & PARTY

Chris Battle said...

Congrats! Let me know if ya wanna grab lunch at one of Burbank's finest.

Patxi Pelaez said...

Congratulations Bobby!
Good luck in this new adventure:)

RebeccaC said...

Congratulations Bobby!!! So happy for you!

Steve Vanseth said...

Congrats Bobby!! I love hearing when people have achieved their dream job. You deserve it man.

P.S. - I was hoping to meet you because I'll be starting as a temp at the end of October. Bummer.

Lafe said...

Congrats... with the awesome work you produce, you deserve it.

Cinthia Fujii said...

OMG!!!
Congratulations Bobby!! I`m so Happy for you! =)

Vicki said...

BOBBY!! Congratulations! You are insanely talented and are going to do so so so well at Disney. What a perfect fit. Best of luck!!

Dante Buford said...

Wow! Your story is very inspiring! It makes me want to work harder to get to where I want to be in animation (and I will)! lol

Thanks for sharing, and congrats!

mark pudleiner said...

best of luck Bobby :-)

RAWLS said...

Congrats bro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Isaac Orloff Illustration said...

congrats bobby!

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But what we are all " astounded" to learn is that it's
DI YOUNG at that WHEEL!
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Junko Miyakoshi said...

Oh wow congratulations Bobby!!
Very much excited for you and looking forward to the updates!! :)

Cheers,
Junko

roman said...

Congrats Bobby!!!!

Ronney Aragundi said...

Very glad to hear this new gratz best of luck in ur new journey my friend

Heather said...

Congrats! and welcome back to this coast!

Brittney Lee said...

Yaaaaay Bobby!!! We can't wait to have you!!!

Tim Robinson said...

Congratulations!

Zar Galstyan said...

Congrats Bobby, that's awesome!!!

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Davies Usher said...

All the best Man!!
100% Deserved, Loving your work!

Samantha said...

A little late, but CONGRATS! L.A. and Disney are lucky to have you!

Amber Monette said...

Congratulations Bobby! That is awesome!

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lincoln said...

Many congrats!!!

DAVID PUERTA ALTES said...

congrats, u rock it man!

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Jess Morris said...

Oh wow! CONGRATS Bobby! I hope the experience is all you hope for and more!

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