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Framestore Appoints Michael Eames Global Director of Animation

Internationally renowned animator is celebrated for his innovative work on VFX-intensive films including ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,’ ‘Children of Men,’ ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and ‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.’

Framestore has announced the appointment of internationally-renowned animator Michael Eames as Global Director of Animation (Film). Eames will be based in London, with responsibility for Framestore’s diverse and talented teams of animation artists across both London and Montréal.

Eames is known for his innovative work within animation on leading VFX-intensive pictures including Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) and Children of Men (2006), for which he was nominated for a BAFTA. Most recently he worked in the role of Animation Supervisor on Hollywood blockbusters Avengers: Age of Ultron and Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

Eames returns to Framestore after first arriving in 2000 as Animation Supervisor on Dinotopia, winning an Emmy Award for Outstanding Visual Effects and a BAFTA nomination. Eames’s personal career highlight was working on Where the Wild Things Are.

“I am very excited to return to Framestore and be part of such a dedicated, talented and passionate team of animators, as well as continuing to broaden the scope of Framestore’s creative involvement in animation,” commented Eames.  

Matt Fox and Fiona Walkinshaw, Joint MDs of Film added, “We are delighted to welcome Michael back to Framestore in this key creative leadership role. Michael was originally responsible for starting our Animation team and has the incredible in-depth knowledge of Animation within the VFX industry, combined with a prolific career in VFX production. This makes him an ideal person to take on this senior management role, ensuring that Framestore’s 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 team.”

Source: Framestore