Worker Studio

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Worker Studio
Industry CGI animation
Motion pictures
Founded 2009
Founders Michael "Ffish" Hemschoot
Headquarters Centennial, Colorado, USA
Key people Michael Hemschoot, Founder
Jason Cangialosi, Partner
Barry Kooser, Partner
Products animated films
Website www.worker-studio.com

Worker Studio is an American animation and visual effects company based in Centennial, Colorado, founded in 2009 by Michael "Ffish" Hemschoot. The company has provided visual effects for a number of short films including Angela Bettis' segment E is for Exterminate in the horror anthology film The ABCs of Death.[1] In 2013, the studio began developing an animated adaptation of Phil Hartman's comedy album, Phil Hartman's Flat TV, which was posthumously released in 2002 after he performed and recorded it in 1978.[2][3] The studio is also the production company behind the animated documentary John Ross: American, based on the life of World War II pilot John H. Ross.[4]

In 2012, journalist Jason Cangialosi joined Worker Studio as a Partner and the studio's Minister of Message and Propaganda after he had met and interviewed Hemschoot about projects he was developing, including John Ross: American, and advocacy for new tax incentives for films in Colorado.[5] Shortly after, former Disney Artist Barry Kooser joined the studio as a partner and Chief Creative Officer. Hemschoot and Kooser met while teaching animation at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.[6]

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  1. ^ Scheib, Richard. "THE ABCS OF DEATH". Moria. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Beck, Jerry. "Worker Studio to Produce Phil Hartman's Flat TV". Animation Scoop. IndieWire. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Adams, Erik. "Phil Hartman’s Flat TV lets the late comic performer voice one final cartoon". Onion Inc. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Reeves, Mary. "Old tales for new times: WW2 pilot's story to be filmed". Shelbyville Times-Gazette. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Cangialosi, Jason. "'John Ross: American': Indiegogo Campaign on Animated Documentary". Yahoo!. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  6. ^ Porter, Steve. "Worker Studio makes moving messages to help companies share stories". InnovatioNews. Retrieved 18 June 2013.