Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Over 50% in Color

We recently hit a milestone on our production of MUSHKA. We have about 16 min. in final color, including effects, highlights, shadows etc. That's more than 1/2 of the 30 min. film. 
Color backgrounds with character colors are coming in fast and furious.
I just need to hold on to my recently hired talented BG painters. They both make a difference in speeding up production. 
Also, I am looking for a couple of local, seasoned character animators. My footage pay is not top, but nearly top. 
I need people who can help to take this project to the finish line. If I have worked with you in the past...great. Just leave your email in the comment section.
Richard Sherman loves our project, so does Kathryn Beaumont as wells as Robert Reitherman.

It's my post Disney statement, and it is very personal.
C'mon and join the MUSHKA Crew.


  1. Hi Andreas, we met a few years back at the Disney studio in Burbank. I am certainly not local (UK) and so am not suitable to offer my services, but I am able to offer a few days' teaching opportunity for you to make a bit of cash to perhaps inject into the project. I only have an old email address, so it'd be great if you could email me at andylatham82@hotmail.com


  2. hey Andreas, we haven't worked together and I live in Toronto Canada. I use tvpaint and would like to help with inbetweens as I am still learning the ropes. You can email me at studiodennyanimation@gmail.com thank you for your time, Dennis

  3. Hello Mr. Deja - long time admirer, first time commenter! If you have need of animation colourists, please allow me to offer up my services. I have experience of working remotely in animation on James Rogers III's gorgeous short film "Felix", which is currently enjoying success in festivals - I was initially hired as an assistant background artist, but after being impressed by my punctuality and problem-solving abilities, Mr. Rogers assigned me the task of colouring animation towards the end of the production. I enjoyed contributing to an international collaboration very much and would be deeply honoured to build on that success with you.

    If you're interested I'd be happy to send you my resume, which includes James Rogers' contact details so he can give a reference. In the mean time, I'll leave you with my showreel (a shot of "Felix" that I coloured and painted the background for can be seen at 0:13) and background art portfolio:


    Thank you for your time and consideration,
    Katherine Sugrue
    Bristol, United Kingdom

    1. Hey Kat,

      I just want to say that it's nice that you brought "Felix" up in your comment because I too worked on that film doing additional animation and inbetweens for Gobelins grad Vivianne Guimaraes in most shots including the one that you've showed on your reel.

      Oh, and please let Mr. Deja know that I'm available around next month because I'm planning to get TVPaint around that time. I'll leave these links to my showreel (including a shot in Felix that I helped inbetweened at 0:33) and my portfolio here:


      Matthew Koh

  4. I am 17 years old and I love ANIMATION and DRAW so much and I have been doing this for several years and this is my passion of life!) I can make inbetweens or clean-up! Thank You so much for your time and this wonderful possibilities to help with the project "Mushka".

  5. Hi Andreas

    I’m in LA and happen to be available. I’m a “well seasoned” Animator, strictly
    2-D, hand drawn, old school type. Would relish the chance to work with you. Email: ciezata@me.com


  6. Hey, I'm Richard.

    I recently graduated from FIT, where I made a 2D senior thesis film that was well-received my my peers. I'm ready to work and I know I can be an asset if given a chance. I think it would be a great experience to work with you.

    EMAIL: villagesmithy1281@gmail.com
    WEBSITE: rjsmithart.com (My film and reel are under "Animation")

  7. Hello Mr. Deja,

    I have been doing traditional character animation for some years now. It would be an honor to work for you in any capacity, whether it is animation, in-betweening, clean-up or anything else.

    My email is: ajuadam22@gmail.com
    A few of my animations can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/user96921936

    Thank you

    1. Sorry, forgot to mention that I too use TVPaint for all my animations.

  8. i’d love to help in anyway i can! can definitely help with editing or music. in Phoenix now, actively trying to relocate to the Burbank area. zacmarkey@gmail.com

  9. Hey Andreas! You can see my animation work here!


    Thanks Andreas! -Michael

    1. Hey Michael,

      Nice animation that you've got there. Are you still working on it?

    2. Thanks Matthew, yes plus a few other ones at the same time

  10. Hi Andreas,
    Roberto Gómez from USC here, hope you remember me. I had your old AOL email, so I a while back I asked Tom Sito to forward you a message from me asking if you needed help with your project (as well as sending you the article we did about your visit to the school for your book launch) but I think you never got it. In any case, I'd love to help you if possible, please let me know if there's anything I can do to help you get this to the finish line. My email: rgomez@cinema.usc.edu

  11. Oh, I wish! Maybe one day I can help you if I become a "seasoned" animator. It would mean the world if you took a look at my work. Best of luck on Mushka!


  12. I wish you all the best.

  13. Hi Andreas! I'm such a big fan.
    My email is: gautam160691@gmail.com

    My showreel can be found using this link:


  14. Hallo Herr Deja,
    mein name ist chandra, ich bin aus berlin und liebe animation, ich mache gerade meine erste mehr character animation was ich Ihnen gerne zeigen möchte, aber leider noch nicht online gestellt habe. ich habe nur ein instagram account (@toonymation) wo Sie einige animtions von mir sehen können. English ist meine zweitsparche. Ich weiss das mein level in animation noch nicht ausreichend sind aber ich würde Ihnen meine dienste gerne kostenlos anbieten. just in case, my email is: mycartoonbox@gmx.de
    vielen dank fürs lesen und eventuelles vorbeischauen.

  15. https://toonymation.jimdofree.com/animation-stuff/

    Sorry ,me again.
    I am honest, loyal, hard working and grateful for every opportunity!


  16. Hi Andreas,

    Thanks for putting this out there.
    I love your work and it would be a pleasure to help out with your project. I cannot imagine what an amazing experience this would be. I am eager to keep learning and I really think this would be one of the greatest opportunities I could have.

    Here is the link to my work if you'd like to take a look:

    Thank you so much in advanced for your time and consideration.


  17. Do you need any non-artist administrative crew?

  18. Hello Mr. Deja,
    I just wanted to say that I still hope to get the opportunity to offer my help (unpaid!). I love your work and I hope so very much that I could be somehow of help for you!!!!
    Here's the link where I have some animations


    or Instagram @toonstuff

    Thank you so so so much for your time!!
    Chandra Manuel

  19. Ryan Novelline

    I dearly miss the 2D animation. Your blog is such a source of happiness and inspiration for me. Peter Pan has always been one of my most profound artistic inspirations. Happy to help.