Nicolette van Gendt

unknown, originally born in Holland

Animator, Artist, Traditional Animator, Cell Animator, Key Animator, Assistant
Animator, Effects Animator

Bio Summary:
(could not find much personal information outside of her career)

*Early Life/Family*:
Nicolette was originally born in Holland, and moved to the United Kingdom
in 1978, and can speak Dutch and English fluently.

Nicolette took fine art courses in Artibus Utrecht
School of Art in 1974. After that Nicolette went to Norwich University of
the Arts from 1980-1983, and got a Bachelor of Arts in graphic design.

*Career Outline*:
When Nicolette was done with school, she first became
seriously involved in animation in 1985. Her first job in the animation
industry was working as an assistant animator and inbetweener under Phil
Nibbellink for the Touchstone Pictures Studio movie “Who Framed Roger
Rabbit” in 1988.

Nicolette worked on freelancing, commisions, and illustrated for the book
“The Wind in the Willows” until she got back into animating again in 1992
on a Paul McCartney production called “Daumier’s Law” which won a BAFTA

She then worked as an animator on the TV series “The World of Peter Rabbit
and Friends” from 1992-1995.

In 1998 Nicolette worked on quite a few short animations as an animator/key
animator such as “T.R.A.N.S.I.T.”, “The Bear”, among others.

In the early 2000’s she worked as an animator for films released in the UK
and Germany. She also worked on another Paul McCartney production called
“Shadow Cycles”

In 2004 Nicolette was a visiting animation tutor at the BA Animation Course
in Hull for the University of Lincoln.

Her most recent work was animating for “The Illusionist” in 2010 which was
nominated for and won many awards.

Nicolette is currently working for a company called “TH1NG” which is “an
animation, graphics and mixed media production company, creating
commercials and moving image content”, where she is doing character design,
animatics, and traditional animation.

*Comments On Style*:
Nicolette’s line tests and animations as shown on her personal
website reflect a lot of different styles, showing that she is
very versatile. No matter what style she’s using, her animations are all
very fluid and well drawn. On her page she says about herself “My drawing
styles range from super realistic to stylized designs, what I am strongest
at is animals and people, which are anatomically sound and artistically



In an article written for Animation World Magazine “Don’t Quit
Your Day Job, Work the Night Shift”, (Issue 1.11, February 1997) animator
Piet Kroon (a reputable storyboard artist for well known films such as
“Despicable Me” and “The Iron Giant”) mentioned Nicolette when speaking of
the 1998 short “T.R.A.N.S.I.T”, saying “ Nicolette van Gendt, who did some
amazing work on Geoff Dunbar's *Daumier's Law,* gets to handle the steamy
love scenes in Baden-Baden”.

Nicolette likes electric blues and jazz music and plays
either bass or guitar and plays in occasional jazz shows. She also enjoys
making jewelry, as she states on her etsy page.

The Illusionist (animator) 2010
Mirror’s Edge (key animator) 2008
Charmin Toilet Paper commercials (key animator) 2005-2008
Tigerweek on Animal Planet (animator) 2007
Felix Cat Food commercials (character design and animation) 2007
Alice in Wonderland: What's the Matter with Hatter? (Video) (prop designer - as Nicolette Van Gendt) 2007
Jester Till (animator) 2003
Y Mabinogi (key animator) 2003
War Game (animator) 2002
The Lampies (key animation poses) 2001
Christmas Carol: The Movie (animator) 2002
The Miracle Maker (key animator) 2000
Shadow Cycles (key animator) 2000
Joseph: King of Dreams (Video) (effects animator: Giant Productions) 2000
A Monkey's Tale (key animator) 1999
The Animal Train (TV Short) (animator) 1998
The Bear (Short) (animator) 1998
T.R.A.N.S.I.T. (Short) (animator) 1998
The Willows in Winter (TV Movie) (key animator) 1996
The Wind in the Willows (TV Movie) (key animator) 1995
The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends (TV Series) (key animator - 3 episodes, 1992 - 1995) (animator - 1 episode, 1995)
Daumier's Law (Short) (animator) / (artist) 1992
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (assistant animator) 1988

Worked on “Daumier’s Law” which won a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Televison) award.

*Related Links*:
Bibliographic references: (did not find any mention of her in books).

*Contributors To This Listing*:
Hillary Whittaker

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