Animal Logic appoints Rob Coleman as head of animation

28 June, 2012 by Brendan Swift

Local VFX and production house Animal Logic has appointed Rob Coleman as the studio's head of animation.

Coleman, who recently served as animation director on Happy Feet Two, is a two-time Oscar nominee for his animation work on Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and Stars Wars: Attack of the Clones who has been nominated for two BAFTA Awards for his work on Men In Black and The Phantom Menace. Coleman spent 14 years at Industrial Light & Magic and Lucasfilm Animation working closely with George Lucas.


In a statement, Coleman said he was thrilled to be joining Animal Logic. "I have been a fan of their work for years, so it is exciting to be teaming up with such an immensely creative team.”

Animal Logic’s chief executive Zareh Nalbandian said Coleman was one of the industry’s most highly regarded animation directors with a great track record of building teams and pipelines.

"We are very fortunate to have him join our already exceptionally talented team of artists to further develop our visual effects and feature animation slate, animation talent and feature animation pipeline," he said in a statement. "We plan to launch one new animated feature a year, Rob will be instrumental in building our leadership teams and developing creative talent to support that goal.”

Animal Logic is currently working on LEGO: The Piece of Resistance.