*Subject*:
Derek Carter

Birth: England, UK

Bio/Summary:

Early Life:

Occupation/Title:
Art Director, Animation Key BG Designer, Concept artist,Humorous illustrator, Layout artist,and Character artist.

Career Outline:
Derek isEnglish from just south of London. He came home one afternoon from his regularjob in an exhibition design studio and caught Halas and Batchelor’s “Tales of Hoffnung ” series (shorts based on the cartoons of Gerard Hoffnung). He waslooking for something a tad more challenging than making large felt covered plywood figures of British policemen and Yeoman Warders, he thought animationlooked interesting so he sent queries off to John Halas and Walt Disney. John replied, Walt didn’t so in March 1966 (about two days after the last dinosaur crashed to the ground, I don’t remember no comet…) He entered the Georgian studio of Halas and Batchelor in Soho Square in the West End of London as alowly totally inexperienced in betweener to work on his first series, WratherCorp’s “The Lone Ranger”. –Animationsinsider.com

Education:
Kingston College of Art, Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey, U.K.
N.D.D., Illustration/Graphic Design
1960 – 1965

Mitcham County Grammar School for Boys, Mitcham, Surrey, UK
GCE A Level, Art, English, History
1953 – 1959

Influences:
Derek sent queries to John Halas and Walt Disney. Enjoyed Cartoons from Gerard Hoffnung. – David Croal

Personality:
I do voices, accents. I like building model kits in both paper and plastic and I like military miniatures. Nothing really unusual in my interests or hobbies. –Animationinsider.com

Style:
Derek likes drawing, creating concepts, going out and sketching, painting, making stuff. –Animationisnder.com

Miscellaneous:
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
While I’m proud of working as the Background designer on Disney’s “Gummi Bears” and “Winnie the Pooh’s Grand Adventure, the Quest for Christopher Robin” there are projects that I enjoyed just as much only to see the final results turn out as total duds. I’m proud of the work I did, it was such a let down to see some of the final results. – David Croal

Filmography:
2009 Wild About Safety: Timon and Pumbaa SafetySmart Goes Green! (Video short) (design and color)
2008 Phineas and Ferb (TV Series) (layout designer - 1 episode)
- The Flying Fishmonger (2008) ... (layout designer)
2007 The Simpsons Movie (background layout artist)
2007 The Condor (Video) (background layout)
2007 Mosaic (Video) (background layout)
2006 The Life and Times of Juniper Lee (TV Series) (background designer - 1 episode)
- Feets Too Big (2006) ... (background designer)
2006 The Adventures of Brer Rabbit (Video) (layout artist)
2004 Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers (Video) (layout artist)
2000 Adventures in Odyssey: Escape from theForbidden Matrix (Video short) (background layout artist)
2000 Adventures in Odyssey: The Last Days ofEugene Meltsner (Video short) (background layout artist)
1999 An American Tail: The Mystery of the NightMonster (Video) (key background designer)
1999Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (Video) (key layout designer) 1999Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (Video) (key background layout designer) 1998 Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (Video) (background key designer)
1997 The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island (Video) (layout artist)
1997 Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search forChristopher Robin (Video) (key layout designer)
1996-1997 Quack Pack (TV Series) (key layout designer - 10 episodes)
- The Boy Who Cried Ghost (1997) ... (key layout designer)
- Stunt Double or Nothing (1996) ... (key layout designer)
- Leader of the Quack (1996) ... (key layout designer)
- Nosy Neighbors (1996) ... (key layout designer)
- Ducks by Nature (1996) ... (key layout designer)
Show all 10 episodes
Hot Rod Dogs & Cool Car Cats (TV Series) (key layout artist - 7 episodes,1996) (models - 7 episodes, 1996)
- New Chopper in Town (1996) ... (key layout artist) / (models)
- Hiccups (1996) ... (key layout artist) / (models)
- Gus Gets Grabbed (1996) ... (key layout artist) / (models)
- Dogfight at the K9 Corral (1996) ... (key layout artist) / (models)
- Back to School (1996) ... (key layout artist) / (models)
Show all 7 episodes
1994-1995Aladdin (TV Series) (key layout designer - 17episodes)
- The Shadow Knows (1995) ... (key layout designer)
- The Ethereal (1995) ... (key layout designer)
- Two to Tangle (1995) ... (key layout designer)
- While the City Snoozes (1995) ... (key layout designer)
- Riders Redux (1995) ... (key layout designer)
Show all 17 episodes
Bonkers (TV Series) (key layout designer - 17episodes, 1993) (key background stylist - 1 episode, 1993)
- Cereal Surreal (1993) ... (key layout designer)
- The 29th Page (1993) ... (key layout designer)
- Dog Day AfterToon (1993) ... (key layout designer)
- Of Mice and Menace (1993) ... (key layout designer)
- Love Stuck (1993) ... (key layout designer)
Show all 18 episodes
1993Marsupilami (TV Series) (key layout designer - 1 episode)
- Working Class Mars/King of the Beach/TheHairy Ape (1993) ... (key layout designer)
1992 Raw Toonage (TV Series) (key layout designer - 3episodes)
- Dogzapoppin'/The Hairy Ape/A Fear of Kites (1992) ... (key layout designer)
- Bonkers in Space/Cro-Magnum PI/The Treasureof the Sierra Marsdre (1992) ... (key layout designer)
- Sheerluck Bonkers/All Potato Network/The PuckStops Here (1992) ... (key layout designer)
1991-1992Darkwing Duck (TV Series) (key layout designer - 26 episodes)
- Jail Bird (1992) ... (key layout designer)
- Stressed to Kill (1992) ... (key layout designer)
- Dances with Bigfoot (1992) ... (key layout designer)
- Twitching Channels (1992) ... (key layout designer)
- It's a Wonderful Leaf (1991) ... (key layout designer)
Show all 26 episodes
1992My Little Pony Tales (TV Series) (layout designer - 26 episodes)
- The Play's the Thing (1992) ... (layout designer)
- Blue Ribbon Blues (1992) ... (layout designer)
- Princess Problems (1992) ... (layout designer)
- Gribet (1992) ... (layout designer)
- Send in the Clown (1992) ... (layout designer)
26 episodes
1988-1991Adventures of the Gummi Bears (TV Series) (key layout designer - 37 episodes)
- The Rite Stuff (1991) ... (key layout designer)
- Wings Over Dunwyn (1991) ... (key layout designer)
- May the Best Princess Win (1991) ... (key layout designer)
- Rocking Chair Bear (1991) ... (key layout designer)
- Tummi Trouble (1991) ... (key layout designer)
37 episodes
1989DuckTales (TV Series) (key layout stylist - 10episodes)
- The Unbreakable Bin (1989) ... (key layout stylist)
- Beaglemania (1989) ... (key layout stylist)
- Blue Collar Scrooge (1989) ... (key layout stylist)
- The Big Flub (1989) ... (key layout stylist)
- Metal Attraction (1989) ... (key layout stylist)
10 episodes
1989ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series) (background layout artist - 1 episode)
- P.J. Funnybunny (1989) ... (background layout artist)
1988Dennis the Menace (TV Series) (character designer - 13episodes)
- Wilson's Night Out/The Wright Stuff/Hassle inthe Castle (1988) ... (character designer)
- Kooked Goose/Pell Mell Hotel/The Old BallGame (1988) ... (character designer)
- A Fox Tale/Gorilla Warfare/Shared Interests (1988) ... (character designer)
- Menaced Marriage/Dennis of the Yukon/Seal ofApproval (1988) ... (character designer)
- A Froggy Day/Loch Ness Mess/Box Office Smash (1988) ... (character designer)
13 episodes
1988BraveStarr: The Legend (background artist - as Derek Parks Carter)
1987-1988BraveStarr (TV Series) (background designer - 65episodes)
- Strength of the Bear (1988) ... (background designer - as Derek Parks Carter)
- Shake Hands with Long Arm John (1988) ... (background designer - as DerekParks Carter)
- No Drums, No Trumpets (1988) ... (background designer - as Derek Parks Carter)
- The Blockade (1988) ... (background designer - as DerekParks Carter) - Nomad Is an Island (1988) ... (background designer - as DerekParks Carter) 65 episodes
1987Barbie and the Rockers: Out of This World (TV Short) (key background designer)
1987Meet Julie (TV Movie) (key background designer)
1987Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light (TV Series) (artist - 13 episodes)
- Sorcery Squared (1987) ... (artist)
- Honor Among Thieves (1987) ... (artist)
- Dawn of the Sun Imps (1987) ... (artist)
- The Trail of Three Wizards (1987) ... (artist)
- Horn of Unicorn, Claw of Dragon (1987) ... (artist)
13 episodes
1986-1987She-Ra: Princess of Power (TV Series) (background designer - 28 episodes)
- Swifty's Baby (1987) ... (background designer - as Derek Parks-Carter)
- The Bibbet Story (1987) ... (background designer - as Derek Parks-Carter)
- Shades of Orko (1987) ... (background designer - as Derek Parks-Carter)
- Hordak's Power Play (1987) ... (background designer - as Derek Parks-Carter)
- The Inspector (1987) ... (background designer - as Derek Parks-Carter)
28 episodes
1987 Beverly Hills Teens (TV Series) (background designer - 20 episodes)
- Open for Business (1987) ... (background designer)
- Who Wears the Pants? (1987) ... (background designer)
- Chester the Matchmaker (1987) ... (background designer)
- The Perfect Gift (1987) ... (background designer)
- A Time to Remember (1987) ... (background designer)
20 episodes
1987 Hello Kitty's Furry Tale Theater (TV Series) (model designer - 1987)

BibliographicReferences:
· www.animationinsider.com/derek-carter/
· www.linkedin.com/profile/derek carter/
· www.derekcarter.com
· www.imdb.com/name/nm0141574/
· www.toonzone.com
· www.nytimes/movies/person/Derek-Carter/filmography

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