Eric Stars


Senior Animator
When I was born, the world was a far simpler place. Animation was just pencil and paper. Leonardo was a turtle. Our renaissance yielded Who Framed Roger Rabbit and The Little Mermaid. By the time I emerged into the art world, technology had mutated the graphic design process into a Photoshop freak show of drop shadows and lens flares. I earned my BFA from Mississippi State University, but print was suffering and designing websites wasn’t for me.

I truly found my life’s work in studying the way things move – while mentoring with some of Hollywood’s finest animators. Making a pretty image is a fine thing, but setting it in motion and seeing it perform is something else. It’s like lying awake in bed at night and watching your toys come to life.

Outside of work, you’ll find me spending time with my family or sitting in the audience of the local comedy club.