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Podcast EP100: Terry Ibele's Journey from Business to Stop-Motion and Starting This Podcast

Celebrating his 100th Animation Industry Podcast episode, our host shares his path from a career in business to starting over in the world of stop-motion.

Take a moment to head over to Terry Ibele’s Animation Industry Podcast, home now to 108 in-depth interviews he’s done with a very cool selection of artists from animation and related industries. With a new podcast every week, Ibele is dedicated to sharing the stories of today’s animation professionals - how they got to where they are, and what they learned along the way.  Episodes cover all areas of the industry, including storyboarding, writing, animating, directing, visual development, game design, and more. Guests have included the notorious JJ Villard, Spike & Mike’s Spike Decker, Disney Director John Musker, Sony Lead Animator Humberto Rosa, Cuphead’s Tina Nowracki, Frederator’s Fred Seibert, Tumble Leaf’s Scarlet Nelson, and many others from major animation studios all over the world.

To celebrate his 100th podcast, our host brings us his most recent interview - Episode 100: Terry Ibele's Journey From Business To Stop Motion & Starting This Podcast.

This episode features stop-motion animator and host of the Animation Industry Podcast, Terry Ibele, who shares his journey from a career in business to starting over in the animation world. He gives his best advice on how he got into animation school, started a podcast, and is developing a kid's show based on a short film he created in 2018.

Tune in to Ibele to hear:

  • What he did to get into Sheridan’s Animation Program
  • How he gets top industry guests to come on his podcast
  • His counterintuitive advice on putting together a pitch bible and pitching a show to success

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Ibele, himself a stop-motion animator (see AWN’s Fresh Takes piece on his whimsical short, The Silly Duck Wizard), deftly digs into all manner of topics, encouraging interviewees to share insights and opinions on a wide range of topics like pitching shows, marketing your work online, key skills studios look for when they bring on talent in storyboarding, vizdev, character design and animation.

In 2018, Ibele, who lives in Toronto, decided to quit his career as a Marketer and pursue his love for animation. Since then, he’s become well known for his viral animation productions, which include the previously mentioned Silly Duck Wizard, which is how AWN first came to know him and his work.

Learn more about Ibele’s work and podcast by visiting You can find all The Animation Podcast episodes on his Soundcloud site:

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Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.