Press: Pixar Veteran Andrew Gordon Joins Cinesite as Global Animation Director

Andrew Gordon, a former Pixar animator with more than 25 years’ experience in the industry, has joined Cinesite.

As global animation director for our feature animation divisions, Andrew will oversee our animation artists in London, Montreal, and Vancouver. “I’m very excited by the opportunity to join such a dedicated, talented, and passionate team of animators, as well as continuing to broaden the scope of Cinesite’s creative involvement in animation,” he said.

Andrew is one of the industries most experienced animators with more than 20 years’ experience in feature animation at Pixar and additional years at Warner Bros. and DNEG as head of animation.  He has an impressive credit list that includes many prestigious animated blockbusters such as ‘Ratatouille’, ‘Monsters University’, ‘Toy Story’, ‘Finding Nemo’, ‘Cars’ and ‘The Incredibles 1 & 2’ to name a few.

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Andrew is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and has received global recognition for bringing to life iconic characters such as Mike Wazowski – the green, one-eyed star of the hugely successful ‘Monsters, Inc.’ and ‘Monsters University’ films, for which he was Animator/Character Designer and Directing Animator, respectively – and Marlin in ‘Finding Nemo’, for which he won a VES Award for Outstanding Character Animation in an Animated Motion Picture.

In his new role, Andrew will be responsible for leading our diverse and talented teams of animation artists across all of our studios.

Commenting on his appointment Cinesite Group CEO Antony Hunt said “Andrew Gordon brings a phenomenal depth of talent and experience to Cinesite. This makes him an ideal person to take on this senior management role, ensuring that our ethos of a highly creative, technically cutting-edge, and production-focused approach underpins all that we do as we continue to grow and develop the superb talents of our global animation teams working on an increasing slate of films. I look forward to the stellar work we will create together.”

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