Two of the amazing character animators I had the good fortune to work with on Rio were nominated for Annie Awards today! I'm so proud of them!
Patrik was my "pod lead" on the show. Pod leads came around everyday and helped with your shots before you showed Galen, the supervising animator. I learned tons under Patrik, and whatever level of polish or quality of acting ideas in my Rio shots owe so much to working directly with him.