ANIMATION REPORT: FLAVIA MITMAN

Birth/Death: February 20, 1935/ September 17, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Occupation/Title: Ink and Paint, Color Stylist, Color Supervisor

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Flavia Mitman worked most of her career as a Color Stylist through Disney. For over ten years, she had worked as an Ink and Color Supervisor before starting as the Supervisor for Tron in 1982. Tron was an especially difficult task, as it was coloring over live action. This ambitious project was looked down upon by most at Disney, especially during the transitional phase of shifting the seniors out of the studio via death and establishing a new seniority within the studio. Mitman had transcended that path of gaining her position through age. Instead, she met the ambitious project of painting over live action cels with an equal ambition. Following the success of Tron, Mitman has worked in chiefly television until the turn of the century. According to Larry Loc, Flavia spent the rest of her career recreating and painting single cels for individual sale.

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Personality:
Flavia was noted as a sweet and patient person. According the Professor Larry Loc, she was able to maintain a calm and collected attitude despite the immense pressure and negativity brought on by her colleagues.

Anecdotes:
While working on coloring for Tron, work was outsourced to Korea. Unfortunately, the hundreds upon hundreds of cels painted were returned completely cemented together, thereby rendering them unusable.

While working as the Supervisor of ink and color for Tron, Ms. Mitman demanded a parking space near her office. This infuriated other employees, whose seniority went to their ego.

Filmography:
Supervising Color Stylist - Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman (2000)
Supervising Color Stylist - Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (1999)
Supervising Color Stylist - The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus
Rock (1998) Supervising Color Stylist - The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island (1997)
Color Key Supervisor - The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure (1994) Supervising Color Stylist - Exosquad (1993 - 1994)
Color Designer, Color Key Supervisor - Problem Child (1993 - 1994)
Color Key Supervisor - Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories (1993)
Color Designer - Conan: The Adventurer (1992)
Color Key Stylist - X-Men
Color Designer - My Little Pony Tales (1992)
Art Manager - Peter Pan and The Pirates (1990)
Ink and Paint Supervisor - Happily Ever After (1990)
Ink and Paint Supervisor - She-Ra: Princess of Power (1988)
Ink and Paint Supervisor - Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night (1987-1988)
Ink and Paint Supervisor - Ghostbusters (1986)
Ink and Paint Supervisor - He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special (1985)
Ink and Paint Supervisor - He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1984 - 1985)
Ink and Paint Supervisor - The Secret of the Sword (1985)
Ink and Paint Supervisor - TRON (1982)
Ink and Paint Supervisor - Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972)

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Related Links:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0593921/
https://animationguild.org/in-memoriam/

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Contributors To This Listing:
Larry Loc
Abdul Nabil El-Haj Ibrahim

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