Mike Johnson (animator)

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Mike Johnson is a stop motion animator who has worked on films such as James and the Giant Peach and The Nightmare Before Christmas, short films such as an animation of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" (used by Primus and Rednex for promotional videos for their covers of the song), and TV programmes such as The PJs. He is best known for directing Corpse Bride with Tim Burton; they were jointly nominated for the 2005 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. He is currently directing Ping Pong Rabbit, from a script by Peter Barsocchini.[1] The film will be released by Mili Pictures Worldwide.[2][3] Johnson is also directing Oz Wars, a CGI/Stop-motion hybrid film.[4]

In 1996, he set up his own animation company, Fat Cactus Films. He currently teaches stop-motion at the California Institute of the Arts and University of California Los Angeles.

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  1. ^ http://teaser-trailer.com/ping-pong-rabbit-movie-trailer/
  2. ^ Frater, Patrick (May 17, 2014). "CANNES: China's Mili Pictures Plays 'Ping Pong' At New LA Office". Variety. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  3. ^ https://www.screendaily.com/festivals/toronto/toronto-news/cmg-closes-toronto-deals-on-ping-pong-rabbit/5093008.article?referrer=RSS
  4. ^ https://www.slashfilm.com/cool-stuff-oz-wars-tshirt/