40 Years of Animated Cartoons
Jacques Muller, author
?Animation, a life?s passion? Animation has always been Jacques Muller?s life passion. Since he was a small kid, he wanted to draw Cartoon characters that he had seen on the screen. These Cartoons were magical to him. The screen was no longer a flat surface but a window opening new worlds and other realities. After having practiced drawing through all his childhood and adolescence, he eventually had his first break into the industry in 1977 as a storyboard artist. Working for several years for the French TV channel TF1 and other studios in Paris, he eventually got the opportunity to fly to Sydney Australia in 1982 to work on a TV series. Another five years passed before he could enter the feature film arena for the big screen. Since, many major Hollywood studios employed him as a character animator on sixteen different productions. This allowed him to make some great encounters with big names in the Hollywood animation industry. Today he occupies the position of senior lecturer at SIDM (School of Interactive Digital Media) at Nanyang Polytechnic of Singapore; teaching students the arcanes of Classical animation. This book tells the story of his long journey into the world of Cartoons.