SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — Rob Coleman has been named Head of Animation at digital production studio Animal Logic. Coleman’s appointment further strengthens Animal Logic’s ongoing commitment to its Sydney and Los Angeles based visual effects and animation studios.

Animation director Rob Coleman is a two-time Oscar nominee for his animation work on Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and Stars Wars: Attack of the Clones.  He has also been nominated for two BAFTA Awards for his work on Men In Black and The Phantom Menace.  Coleman spent 14 years at Industrial Light & Magic and Lucasfilm Animation working closely with George Lucas. He was chosen as one of the most creative people in the entertainment industrywhen he was added to Entertainment Weekly’s “It List” in 2002 as their “It CG-Creature Crafter” for his work on the digital Yoda. He most recently was the Animation Director on Happy Feet Two.

Coleman, who has lived in Australia for the last three years, said, “I am thrilled to be joining Animal Logic, the technical and artistic talents there are world class. I have been a fan of their work for years, so it is exciting to be teaming up with such an immensely creative team.”

“Rob is one of the industry’s most highly regarded Animation Directors, with a great track record of building teams and pipelines,” said Zareh Nalbandian, Animal Logic’s CEO. “We are very fortunate to have him join our already exceptionally talented team of artists to further develop our visual effects and feature animationslate, animation talent and feature animation pipeline. We plan to launch one new animated feature a year; Rob will be instrumental in building our leadership teams and developing creative talent to support that goal.”

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