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Dan McLaughlin | Professor Emeritus

Dan McLaughlin entered the UCLA Animation Workshop in 1956. The Workshop had been created in 1947 by Bill Shull, a former Disney animator, who established the Workshop's basic philosophy of, "one person, one film" with a strong commitment to content and quality. Dan graduated in...


Chuck Sheetz | Professor

Chuck Sheetz '83 is an Emmy Award™ winning animation director on “The Simpsons” and has directed such classic episodes as “I am Furious Yellow,” “Any Given Sundance,” “Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious,” “Springfield Up,” "Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind" (for which he won the Emmy™ in 2008)...


Celia L. Mercer | Area Head, Professor

Artist and filmmaker Celia Mercer '90 animates the unexpected – rubbings of manhole covers, encaustic paintings, children’s paintings on fabric, garden plants, photograms, paint splattered and dripped through stencils, and scrapes & scratches on film stock. Currently working primarily with encaustic paint & collage, she...