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‘The Making of a Dream’ Episode 11: Mixing Animation Styles

‘Dream Factory’ includes various styles of animation. Is that good? It depends on the idea.

In 1999, I optioned the rights to an unreleased comic book called Dream Factory and have been on a quest ever since to get it produced as a movie or TV series. In this blog I share with you the history, the near hits and the actual production notes as I finally move into production. #Thisismydream.

In our project Dream Factory, lots of action takes place in the dreams of different characters. I always thought it would be a cool idea to have each dream animated in a different style. My dreams all look different. Why shouldn’t the representation of dreams all look different?

In this episode, I talk about my reasoning behind mixing animation styles in this project and other times it’s been done successfully.

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Mark Simon is a story artist and director with over 4,000 production credits, including 44 features.

You can find his storyboard samples online at  He can be reached at (link sends e-mail).