Originally from the midwest, BJ Crawford has worked in the animation industry for over 13 years. After graduating from Sheridan College in 2000, he started his career as an animator working on commercials and has worked with such companies as Reelworks, Calabash Animation and Laika. In 2007, BJ finished his first short film, A Time For All Seasonings, which he entered into several film festivals. He has also taught animation courses at colleges in Chicago and New York. BJ joined Blue Sky Studios in 2010 as an animator and designer, he has worked on ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT; EPIC and is currently working on RIO 2 (2014).