Augenblick grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, and studied at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City. While at college, Augenblick created two animated short films entitled "The Midnight Carnival" (screened at Slamdance Festival 2000) and "The Wire". These films received two ASIFA Awards and the SVA Dusty Award for outstanding achievement in Animation. In 1996, "The Wire" was screened on the Cartoon Network as part of A Night of Independent Cartoons.
He began his professional career working at MTV Animation on such television shows as Daria, Cartoon Sushi and Downtown. In 1999, Augenblick founded Augenblick Studios, an animation production facility located in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to animation, Augenblick has written and illustrated the Xeric Award-winning "Tales of the Great Unspoken".
Augenblick Studios created the animated content for two seasons of Wonder Showzen, a cult favorite for MTV. Augenblick Studios garnered widespread notoriety for their spot-on parodies of classic cartoons, leading to Aaron being named as one of the rising stars of animation in 2005 by Animation Magazine.
In 2006, Aaron Augenblick wrote and directed Golden Age, a faux-documentary which examined the scandalous private lives of iconic cartoon characters from the past. The ten episodes series was originally created for Comedy Central’s broadband channel Motherload and was later released as a 22 minute short film. Golden Age was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and played in numerous festivals throughout the world.
Augenblick Studios created the first season of Superjail in 2008, an animated series for Adult Swim on the Cartoon Network. Aaron Augenblick was the show's Executive Producer and Animation Director before passing the torch to Titmouse, Inc. for the second season.
Aaron Augenblick currently serves as the Supervising Producer and Animation Director for Comedy Central's horror-comedy series Ugly Americans. In 2011, he opened a bar in Brooklyn called Cain's Tavern.
- Augenblick Studios official web site
- Aaron Augenblick at the Internet Movie Database
- Augenblick Studios article on AWN
- Aaron Augenblick interview on The Reeler
- Cain's Tavern Official Website
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