Pixelatl, Mexico’s buzzy animation conference, has started announcing guests for its next edition (September 3–7). Cartoon Brew can reveal three of those names exclusively: Sandra Rabins, executive vice president at Paramount Animation; Andrea Fernandez, art director at Netflix Animation; and Anna Hollingsworth, animation director at Warner Bros. Animation.
Rabins is a veteran animation producer, who alongside Penney Finkelman Cox, was instrumental in setting up both DreamWorks’s and Sony’s feature animation units, overseeing such films as Antz, The Prince of Egypt, Shrek, Chicken Run, and Surf’s Up to the screen. Rabin subsequently helped to oversee Chinese cg animation studio Original Force’s expansion into Hollywood. She has been at Paramount since last year.
Fernandez is art director on The Cuphead Show!, Netflix’s upcoming series based on the video game Cuphead. She previously served as art director on Warner Bros.’s Unikitty, a spinoff series starring the emotionally volatile cat from The Lego Movie. Hollingsworth is animation director on Unikitty. Her previous credits include animation director on Bojack Horseman and lead animator on The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.