Subject: Tony Ealey (Also known as Anthony Ealey)

Birth: Someone doesn’t want a “Happy Birthday” from strangers online

Occupation/Title: Director at Eek Films in Liverpool, Animator, Assistant Animator, Storyboard Artist, Layout Artist, Inbetween Artist, TV Director

Bio Summary: He’s a media studies teacher that’s been in the industry since 1986.

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Education/Training: Attended Exeter College of Arts for his Fine Art BA in 1986, and a Post Graduate of University of Central Lancashire

Career Outline: “Media studies teacher and storyboard artist for animation. Worked in animation industry since 1986. Director of four animated series for Australian children's television. Feature credits with Disney and Universal. Director at Eek Films Limited Animation Studio in Liverpool UK. Working with young people to create issue based cartoons. Passionate about Media Studies and feel it should be a compulsory subject in schools.” –What he wrote on his LinkedIn profile. “Tony Ealey is a lecturer in animation at University Centre Blackburn College and is also involved as a Youth Mentor with Media Trust teaching screenwriting for animation at schools in the North West.” –From the About Eek Films page

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Personality: All his profiles talk about his interest in working with “young people” as a lecturer and teaching animators in Liverpool. He sure didn’t seem to want to help me, and I’m a “young people”! But, hey, I’m not a mind reader. Perhaps he’s busy or doesn’t want to deal with Americans.


Miscellaneous: His nickname is “Tony lad”, according to IMBd.

* 1986 When the Wind Blows (Paint and Trace)
* 1987 The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (Animator)
* 1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Inbetweener)
* 1989 Granpa (Assistant Animator)
* 1991 The Princess and the Goblin (Layouts)
* Worked from 1990-1991 on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated Series (Animator) (Not the 1990 movie, I double checked the studio it was under!)
* 1991-1992 The Timber Tales (Series director)
* 1993 We’re Back – A Dinosaur Story (Assistant Animator)
* 1995 The Story Keepers (Animator for two episodes, Breakout and Raging Waters)
* From 1996 to 2001 was a series director for Energy Entertainment Sydney for Crocadoo (No specific date even through searching), Wicked! (2001), and Digswell (No specific date either)
* 2000 The Magic Pudding (Storyboard artist)
* 2003 Mole Sisters (Storyboard artist)
* 2006 Under the Mud (Animation director)
* 2007 Modern Toss (Animator)
* 2011-2012 Splinter (Storyboard artist)

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Contributors To This Listing:
Amanda Wooldridge

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