Erin is extrapolating in the background, and since I've heard the story before I announced 'I'M BLOGGING THIS, GUYS' and spun around in my chair.
I am an illustrator and designer by trade. I've worked in this industry for two and a half years now (!!) and a year ago I was hired on by a little online game with subscribers in the millions that just happens to be owned by a company that's mascot is a mouse with a weird high pitched voice.
Normally, while I occasionally get reminders (I have a shiny name tag that Is stuck to my second monitor with said mascot on it... it's all official-like. And my get into Disneyland free card.) it isn't that big of a deal. I'm still in Kelowna, Canada. I'm going to work with people I went to college with. Generally, it's a super fun happy time, but with little reminder of who my actual employer is.
For quite a long time, the Art Team manager had been digging to get someone up from the company to talk to us or give a lecture or something. We never really heard a lot about it, until he came through and managed to get Andreas Deja
to give us a day of presentation and Q&AAndreas Frikkin' Deja
This is the lead animator on King Triton, Gaston, Jafar, Scar, Hercules, and Lilo... with numerous other things to his name. One of the big guys in Disney animation.
So a few things while i'm freaking out: A) I learned more in four hours than four semesters at CATO. B) I am inspired like nothing else. and C) I have seen an entire musical number from Princess and the Frog. It's going to be AWESOME.
Tags: the mouse
Current Location: DOSCK
Middlin Soundtrack: OMGOMGOGRAHAAHHH