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Webster Colcord

Webster Colcord started with Will Vinton Studios (based in Portland, Oregon) in 1987 as a stop motion animator. His animation credits there include the Emmy-winning Claymation Christmas Celebration, Michael Jackson's "Moonwalker" and commercials for Tang, Fuji, and Nabisco. As a freelancer from 1990- 93, Webster worked on commercials in Los Angeles, a Christmas special in Toronto, and music videos for Roger Waters and Weird Al Yankovic. In off hours he made short animated films for Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation.

In 1993 Webster put together a production facility to create two spots for Converse All-Stars, based on characters from two of his short films. Over the next four years he produced station I.D.'s for CBS, Nickelodeon and Nick Jr., Warner Bros. Television, an anti-smoking spot for the Massachussetts Dept. of Public Health, and four more spots for Converse.

Webster took a break from commercials to animate for Disney's "James and the Giant Peach" in 1995.

In 1997 Webster moved to the San Fransisco area to work for PDI/Dreamworks as a Senior Character Animator on the feature film "Antz". He also animated on effects projects for PDI including commercial campaigns for Sega's "Dreamcast" and Best Buy stores. In 1999 he returned to his stop-motion animation background to work on Henry Sellick's "Monkeybone", to be released in Spring 2001 from Fox. He recently rejoined PDI's effects division as Motion Supervisor for character animation.

If you are interested in contacting Webster to get a compilation of his short films and commercials, you can write to him at the following address:

Webster Colcord





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