Adult Animation Revolution: The World Animation Summit

by Tito W. James

The World Animation Summit is a four-day convention hosted in Los Angeles by Animation Magazine. This year’s summit honored game changers in animation including: Kristine Belson (President Sony Pictures Animation), Jorge R. Gutierrez (Maya and the Three, Book of Life), Ramsey Naito (President Paramount and Nickelodeon Animation), Peter Ramsey (Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, Lost Ollie), Henry Selick (Wendell and Wild, Coraline), Mark Swift ( Producer on Puss in Boots: The Last Wish), TeamTO (City of Ghosts), and Genndy Tartakovksy (Primal, Samurai Jack).

The World Animation Summit is great place for rising and established professionals to connect and bond over the love of the art form. In this next series of articles, I will be covering some pieces of advice and conversations held at the summit. I hope that aspiring cartoon creators or professionals who were unable to attend will gain a better insight into the future of animation.

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