Animated Answers: What Makes the Perfect Animator

  • Animated Answers: What Makes the Perfect Animator

Working with our industry partner Brown Bag Films we’re proud to introduce Animated Answers. Bringing together people from industry to answer questions from the audience about issues anyone working in industry or interested in a career in animation can relate to. Come along armed with questions and put them to our panel of experts from the creative community.

What Makes the Perfect Animator
For this event our panel will be discussing the perfect animator, who are they? What do they do? How do you become one? With the help of your questions we search high and low for this mythical beast!


Neil Boyle

Neil has worked as an animation artist in London, Dublin and Hollywood; he has worked on titles such as Who Framed Rodger Rabbit, Space Jam The Thief and the Cobbler, The Simpsons, Ethel and Ernest, We're going on a Bear Hunt and Sherlock Gnomes.

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Barry Purves

Barry is an Oscar and BAFTA nominated director usually, but not exclusively, working with animation, especially puppet animation. He has been involved, mainly through Cosgrove Hall, with many series and programmes for television such as Rainbow, Chorlton and the Wheelies, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, The Wind in the Willows, Rupert Bear, Postman Pat, and Bob the Builder, either as animator or director.

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Paul Johnson

Paul is an Animation Director at Brown Bag Films at the Sharp Project in Manchester. After coming to Manchester to study at the polytechnic, he has been working in CGI and traditional 2D animation for broadcast here for the last 25 years.

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Date & Time: Wed, 14 Nov - 11:00
Approx. Runtime: 60 mins
Venue: Theatre 2