Ruben Procopio Master Sculptor
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Rubén Procopio has been in the animation industry for over 25 yrs., with scholarships to both Cal Arts and Art Center College of Design. He later trained under Eric Larson, one of Disney’s legendary nine old men. A chip off the old block he also was trained by his dad Adolfo Procopio, a 35 yr. veteran sculptor at Walt Disney Imagineering. Rubén was instrumental in bringing back the maquette process to feature animated films in the early ’80’s. Having a wide variety of skills from 2d to the 3d world and as an Artistic Supervisor as well as head of departments he has now opened up his own studio appropriately called for his admiration of the masked heroes of yesteryear, Masked Avenger Studios, where father and son have joined forces with a combination of over 50 yrs. of experience to make their talents available to the motion picture, animation, toy and collectables community. Recently added digital sculpting to his repertoire and is co-author of new book on the process of traditional sculpting called PopSculpture published by Random House.
Join us online here with this second generation Disney artist Ruben Procopio while he talks about his experiences and insights in this new collaborative podcast series “At the Drawing Board Level”.
Join Ruben at CTN-X where he will have his work on display and speak about his experiences of working in the animation and collectable field.
Home on the Range (2004)
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
The Lion King (1994)
Trail Mix-up (1993)
Aladdin (1993/I) (VG)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
The Prince and the Pauper (1990)
The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
Cranium Command (1989)
The Little Mermaid (1989)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Oliver and Company (1988)
The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
The Black Cauldron (1985)
The Fox and the Hound (1981)
Mightyman & Yukk (1979)
Rickety Rocket (1979)