Ring of Fire announced they have named Casey Dame as their new lead character animator. Dame started his career as a 3D animator on THE REAL ADVENTURES OF JONNY QUEST. His credits include feature films DR. DOLITTLE 2, RED PLANET, MYSTERY MEN and ARMAGEDDON. His television credits include BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and CINDERELLA. His commercials include spots for Ritz Crackers, AT&T, 7-Up, Universal Studios, Snickers and Sony. "We have been aware of Casey Dame's work for some time and we are great admirers of his talent," said Ring of Fire executive producer/co-founder John Myers. "Over the past year, we have seen a growing need for character animation from our commercial clients in many of the storyboards they have sent us. We wanted to create an opportunity for a senior level animator who had extensive experience developing dynamic animated characters." Dame said, "Ring of Fire has a stellar reputation in the industry as a boutique studio, which creates exceptionally high-quality commercials. I'm looking forward to further expanding the studio's 3D Animation capabilities and their CGI Department. I've always been a great fan of cartoons and comics and enjoy developing characters that can break all rules because they are animated. In a recent Ritz Crackers spot, for example, I set up and animated an ice skating piece of cheese. At Ring of Fire, supported by the advanced technology which is available now, I hope to get more opportunities like this to fully develop characters and let them tell their stories in the 30 or 60-second format."