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A graduate of Cal Arts in the 70′s Mike Giaimo went through the training program at Walt Disney Feature Animation and held many creative positions culminating after his 18 collective years at the studio as Art Director and Production Designer. Join us with Annie Award winner Mike Giaimo while he talks about being an artist first.

Mike Giaimo and Joe Ranft 1983 G Wing at Walt Disney Feature Animation
(Photo Care of George Scribner)


Posted by admin at 7.20 AM | 2 Comments
Labels: Art Directors, Production Designers


  1. Dave Pruiksma (July 19th, 2008, 6.43 pm)

    Wonderful interview with great insight into the mindset of the animation artist as independent artist from one of the people in the field whom I respect the most for their staunch commitment to quality, honesty and integrity. This is a perspective that I feel is very important for the animation community to hear particularly in these times where is would appear that the world of animation has taken steps towards the technical over artistic expression. I particularly applaud Michael’s opinion about exploring more and varied visuals both in traditional (I think the term 2D sounds demeaning to the medium) and CG. Thanks, Tee, for an inspiring and thought provoking half hour with Mike Giaimo.



  2. Irma Torres (July 19th, 2008, 8.13 pm)

    Mike and I worked together on Pocahontas and I just love him.
    If you can please tell him that Irma misses him.
    Thank you so much,

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