Emmy Award winner Justin K. Thompson most recently served as the production designer on Sony Pictures Animation’s CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS—the taste-full 3D comedy inspired by the perennially popular children’s book of the same name by Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett. He is currently serving in the same capacity on CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALL 2.
With twenty years of experience in the animation industry, Thompson has been fortunate to work on some of the most groundbreaking television programs. Over the past few years, he has made the transition to visual development and art direction on digitally animated feature films.
Prior to joining Sony Pictures Animation, Thompson worked at The Orphanage Animation Studios, The Jim Henson Company and Lucasfilm Animation Company. His credits include HOW TO EAT FRIED WORMS (Art Director), THE POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL (Visual Development Artist) and VIKING (Art Director).
Thompson spent five years at The Cartoon Network, receiving various credits on such television programs such as Dexter’s Laboratory (key background designer), The Powerpuff Girls (story artist/storyboard artist) and Samurai Jack (key background designer). He also served as a Visual Development Artist/Background Supervisor on The Cartoon Network’s critically acclaimed hit, The Clone Wars, and in September, 2005, he was awarded an Emmy for outstanding design work in recognition of his contribution to that series. Thompson was also part of the creative team that brought The Powerpuff Girls to the big screen, serving as both visual development artist and key background designer on the feature.
Thompson also served as a visual development artist on a number of projects at The Walt Disney Television Animation Company, DreamWorks SKG Television and Film Roman.