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NY Times Touts Rising Animators

The New York Times profiles the careers of five "rising stars" of animation: Rebecca Sugar, Minkyu Lee, Jason Ruiz, Justin Roiland and Timothy Reckart.

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In “Rising Animators Spring Into Motion,” the New York Times profiles the careers of five “rising stars” of animation, Rebecca Sugar of Adventure Time fame and the creator of Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe, Adam and Dog’s Minkyu Lee, Jason Ruiz, creator of Fox’s forthcoming Murder Police, Justin Roiland, creator of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty, and stop-motion animator Timothy Reckart (Head Over Heels):

Rebecca Sugar, who helped create the romantic misadventures of a weird-looking boy and a flame-spewing princess; Minkyu Lee, who shows the Fall of Man wasn’t all bad, damnation aside; Timothy Reckart, who lived with his characters for a year, in slow motion; Justin Roiland, who hit on his idea by angering lawyers; and Jason Ruiz, who likens his bumbling detective hero to “Scooby-Doo solving murders.”

The article also mentions Pixar’s Enrico Casarosa, Oscar-winner John Kahrs and Canadian independent animator Nick Cross.

If you haven’t already seen it, head over to the NYT for more.

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.