Colin White

Birth: Possibly 1944 (assuming he was 18 when he entered college)

Occupation/Title:
Animation Professional, Director, Animation Director, Animator, Storyboard Artist, Layout Artist, Production Manager, Timer

Bio Summary:
Colin White went to college at Passmores from 1962 to 1969, and then transferred to Bournemouth and Poole College of Art for Film Production, Photography and Film Production from 1970 to 1973. He worked on multiple different animation projects for feature films and television series, as well as some artist/animation work for other companies (such as documentaries or commercials). He now works at Brown Bag Films (located in Dublin) and lives in Twickenham, United Kingdom.

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Education/Training:

Passmores: English, Geography, History, Art (1962-1969)
Bournemouth and Poole College of Art: Film Production, Photography and Film Production (1970-1973)

Career Outline:
Colin White worked from 1980 to 1982 at Nepenthe Productions in the UK, where he worked on “Watership Down” and “The Plague Dogs.” He was an animator at Animation Partnership (which makes high quality commercials, special effects, title sequences, and documentaries) from 1983 to 1985. He was an animator at Hibbert Ralph Animation (an award-winning animation production company) from 1983 to 1985 in Soho, London. He was a character animator for Walt Disney Feature Animation from 1985 to 1986. He was the animation director at TVC (BBC TV Cartoons) for “The Poddington Peas” from 1986 to 1987. Also during that time, he was a character animator for “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.” From 1998 to 1999, he worked as a supervising director at John Carey Productions. He was a storyboard artist at Telemagination for “Heidi” (2005/II) from 2004 to 2005. He was a Timer for GHCF during 2005. He was a storyboard artist for Zoo Films for “The Tale of Jack Frost” from 2003 to 2007. He worked at Telemagination again as a layout supervisor during 2007. He was the assistant director for BKN during 2007 as well. In 2008, he was a storyboard artist for Spider Eye Ltd on the “Jungle Junction” television series. From 2007 to 2009, he was working as a storyboard artist for “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” He worked as an animator at Mirage Films Ltd (a TV commercial, corporate, and documentary film and video production company) in 2009. He worked on storyboard for HIT Entertainment's “Mike the Knight” television series during 2011 in London, UK. Currently, Colin White works as a storyboard artist at Brown Bag Films, located in Dublin.

Comments On Style:
Colin mostly works in the children's genre. The animation he works on is generally wholesome and family-friendly.

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Filmography:
1978 “The Perishers” (TV Series) (Animator)
1978 “Watership Down” (Animator)
1982 “The Plague Dogs” (Animation Director/ Senior Animator)
1988 “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” (Animator)
1989 “The Poddington Peas” (TV Series short) (Director)
1991 “The Little Engine That Could” (Video short) (Animatic)
1993 “ABC Weekend Specials” (TV Series) (Storyboard Artist – Season 13, Episode 3: The Legend of Lochnagar)
1993 “Hurricanes” (TV Series) (Storyboard Artist – 1993)
1995 “Operavox” (TV Series) (Key Animator – Season 1, Episode 6: Turandot)
2001 “Christmas Carol: The Movie” (Layout Artist)
2004 “The Tale of Jack Frost” (TV Movie) (Production Supervisor/ Animation Artwork)
2005 “Valiant” (Storyboard Artist)
2005 “Angelina Ballerina: Angelina's Princess Dance” (Video) (Animation Line Director)
2005 “Heidi (II)” (Layout Artist/ Storyboard Clean-up)
2006 “Angelina Ballerina: Angelina Sets Sail” (Animation Line Director)
2009 “Fantastic Mr. Fox” (Storyboard Artist)
2009-2010 “Jungle Junction” (TV Series) (Storyboard – Season 1, Episode 14: A Mystery for Bobby/Signs of Trouble (2009); Season 1, Episode 8: Sap Trap/River Race Rescue (2009); and Season 1, Episode 19: Bongo the Magnificent/Thingums (2010))
2011 “Little Big Panda” (Animator)
2011-2012 “Mike the Knight” (TV Series) (Storyboard)

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Related Links:
http://www.bcdb.com/cartoons/Other_Studios/N/Nepenthe_Productions/
http://www.animationpartnership.co.uk/
http://www.hibbertralph.com/about
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Television_Centre
http://www.brownbagfilms.com/

Bibliographic References:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0924629/#director
https://www.linkedin.com/in/colinwhite25

Contributors To This Listing:
Bailey Miller

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