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Sam Liu is a Chinese American animation director, storyboard artist, and character designer. He is best known for directing animated superhero films at both Marvel Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation. Titles include All-Star Superman, Superman/Batman:Public Enemies, Hulk Vs, Planet Hulk, Thor: Son of Asgard and co-directing with Lauren Montgomery on Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths and Batman:Year One. Liu was also the primary character designer on Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, the art style based on that of Michael Turner, who penciled the Superman/Batman comic book arc.
After studying at Art Center College of Design as an Illustration major, Sam went into comic books drawing for Image Comics. He then moved to animation, directing on Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles and Godzilla: The Series for Sony Animation. He later went to Sony Computer Entertainment of America to design characters for PlayStation then came back to animation, winning an Emmy for his work on The Batman (TV series) in 2006.
Sam has since worked on many animated movies for Marvel Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation. Most recently directing on the Green Lantern: The Animated Series with Bruce Timm. Currently he is directing on the upcoming Beware the Batman Series with Glen Murakami.
- Sam Liu at the Internet Movie Database
- Artist Blog
- Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Interview
- All-Star Superman Interview
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