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Variety Unveils 2017 List of 10 Animators to Watch

Honorees include Arthur de Pins, Megan Nicole Dong, Dorota Kobiela, Kirsten Lepore, Kira Lehtomaki, Dave Mullins, Julia Pott, Carlos Puertolas, Dana Terrace, Nora Twomey.

Industry trade outlet Variety unveiled its third annual list of 10 Animators to Watch at an event on Tuesday night co-presented by Nickelodeon at Siren Studios in Los Angeles.

Honorees included Zombillenium director Arthur de Pins, Pinky Malinky supervising director Megan Nicole Dong, Loving Vincent director Dorota Kobiela, stop-motion animator and Hi Stranger director Kirsten Lepore, Disney animator Kira Lehtomaki, who is currently serving as co-head of animation on Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, Dave Mullins, the director of Pixar short Lou, British animator Julia Pott, who is the creator of Cartoon Network Studios’ forthcoming Summer Camp Island,  Carlos Puertolas, the animation director of DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby, DuckTales animator and director Dana Terrace, and Cartoon Saloon’s Nora Twomey, who is currently directing The Breadwinner.

2016 honorees included Frank Abney, Seth Boyden, Carl Faruolo, Nina Gantz, Ian Jones-Quartey, Adrian Molina, Fletcher Moules, Kevin Parry, Makoto Shinkai and Alyce Tzue.

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.