Friday, March 06, 2009

Big John with his Emmy..!!

Mr. John McClennahan, my mentor who was the founder director of StarToons International LLC Homewood, IL, Chicago. Three Emmy Awards, twenty-eight years in the animation industry, and thirteen years heading the largest 2D animation studio in the Midwest (USA); production experience in the U.S., Australia, and Germany, with a passion for revitalization of the animation industry
as a whole.
StarToons’ success as a North American animation production house in the late 20th century was remarkable. In the face of harrowing competition from Pacific Rim studios, StarToons built an esteemed international reputation within the (primarily) West Coast industry, and during this time he personally earned three Emmy Awards as well as four nominations as a director for Warner Bros series. As a TV-series production house, StarToons was the only studio in the US in the last 20 years to be able to cope with the heavy demands of TV budget-and-deadline constraints. startoons was proud to have helped establish the first and best world-class animation studio in India – Heart Animation Studio in Hyderabad, founded in
1997. StarToons provided the necessary expertise, curriculum, and supervision to make them a viable production source in the world today.

i was lucky to share a few days with Mr. Ishu Patel, an indian born canadian film maker and academy award nominated director. what an amazing man, with immense knowledge and experience, and yet so down to earth and natural as a man of his caliber can be..!!

Being with students, whether it is inside a classroom or out door, is always a pleasurable experience for me. it gives me immense pleasure to be subjected to their queries and sharing the knowledge. whatever i have learned over the years seems to be multiplying when i share it out with them.