When it comes to animated franchises, it’s hard to find a genre that’s truly universal.
It’s easy to look at Pixar, Disney, Lucasfilm, DreamWorks Animation, and the likes and say, “That’s it.
Those are all just franchises.”
The truth is, it doesn’t really matter which Disney or Lucasfilm animated franchise you’re watching.
They’re all unique and special, and they’re made by different people.
The key difference is that each is owned by a different person.
So if you want to see all the Disney animated movies, you’ll need to watch them on a different platform.
That’s where illustrator and Pixar artist Mark Richardson came in.
He began drawing and animating a whole slew of Pixar movies in the early 2000s.
Richardson has since created more than 30 full-length films and animated shorts for Pixar, but it was his first time working on an animated film as a director.
Richardson, who has worked at Disney since the early 1990s, has made quite the career for himself and his work has inspired artists and filmmakers around the world.
We talked to Richardson about his career, his passion for animation, and his favorite Pixar films.
You started your career at Disney Animation Studios.
What was your early experience working there?
I had done art work at Disney as a kid, and I was doing an art show with my family at Disney’s Polynesian Resort in Hawaii.
I got a job there and I got to work with Walt Disney Animation Studio.
I worked at the animation department for about six months and it was a pretty good experience.
I was just a kid.
I was like, “I really want to work at the Disney animation department.
They’ve got some really cool toys and stuff.”
I got into it at Disney for a few reasons.
The first was I was interested in working in animation.
I liked doing art and I liked Disney.
I just loved the company.
The second reason was because I was working in the Animation Department at the Polynesians.
I had a good time.
I’d do anything for the money.
I really liked working at Disney, so I decided to go and do that at Disney.
And then Disney took me on.
The company took me up on the offer to come back, which was great.
I started in the animation and it kind of blew me away.
I loved it, I was really happy to be there, and then Disney started to get really creative.
They were really taking things a lot more seriously.
So, it was kind of an exciting time.
What did you like most about working at the Animation Division?
It’s definitely an art department, but I love working in a visual arts department, too.
I love doing a lot of art and drawing.
The whole process of working in Animation is pretty unique.
There’s no art department.
You do it all by yourself.
You start drawing.
You put together all of the concept art and animation.
Then you make up all the animation.
So it’s all very hands-on.
It’s not that you’re doing a huge number of drawings a day.
You’re doing very little.
I would say I’d probably do a hundred drawings a week.
I like the feeling of just working with people.
The other thing is the animators are always very creative.
It doesn’t matter if they’re animating or drawing.
They don’t really get a lot done.
The artists are always thinking about how to make something beautiful.
The process is just very hands on.
How did you get started working at Pixar?
I started doing work in the Animators’ department at Pixar in 1995.
That was my first time at the company, so it was pretty exciting.
I think the first thing I was given to do was to do a storyboard.
So I was just doing one shot.
I remember when I started I was a little bit hesitant.
I thought, “Why am I doing this?”
I think I had the impression that if I just do a shot I’ll have a story board and it’ll be done.
I guess that was the impression I got.
I don’t know if I was ready to go into the world of the storyboards, but eventually I went into the storyboard department and I worked on a lot.
I spent a lot time working with the story boards.
I did a lot on The Incredibles.
I didn’t know a lot about the animator department.
I actually did the animation on The Jungle Book, but then I was hired to do the animation for The Incidents.
That gave me a chance to work in that department.
Then I went on to work on The Land Before Time and The Incandescent Man.
So that was my whole animation career at Pixar.
What are some of the most iconic Pixar films?
I don�t know.
I’ve done two movies that are probably the most influential