Annie award-winning producer, animator, writer and director Eric Towner is a pioneer in the world of animation, leading the charge in creating groundbreaking original content for all forms of media. Towner began animating on adult swim’s Emmy award-winning series Robot Chicken, for which he won an Annie Award for Best Character Animation. He now serves as an Executive Producer for the show and its widely successful Annie award-winning DC Comics Special, along with Dinosaur Office for College Humor, Übermansion starring Bryan Cranston, Friendship All-Stars for L/Studio, and MAD’s Spy vs. Spy stop-motion sketches for Warner Bros. Animation. In 2008, Towner co-founded Buddy System Studios with John Harvatine IV, before teaming up with Seth Green, Matt Senreich and Harvatine in 2012 to form Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. As a director and co-creator, Towner is working on an original feature project with Sony Pictures Animation along with shows for Disney XD and with Cartoon Network.
Talk - Animation isn’t Just For Kids Anymore
Eric Towner, Executive Producer of Robot Chicken and co-founder of Stoopid Buddy Stoodios will talk about creating animated content for adults, environments that encourage pushing artistic boundaries, and how to play with puppets and accidentally find success.