Putting it all into motion

The web, mobile content, video games, the proliferation of digital TV channels. There are huge opportunities for character designers, and because moving images are a key ingredient for all of these media, taking creations into animated formats gives the designer even more potential for success. Whether it's in feature films, TV shows, commercials or short idents, the big brands out there love the way characters add substance and appeal to their identities, and the more original and believable the character, the more effective it will be.

Dan Wagner of DreamWorks Animation is one of the biggest names in animation right now. He started as a child, and with 20 years in the industry under his belt, he's now working on the most challenging type of project in the genre: feature films. Wagner's input as head of character animation can be seen in some of his favourite screen creations, including Donkey in Shrek, and the penguins in Madagascar. But the character he enjoyed animating the most was Po, the protagonist in Kung Fu Panda.

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