FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Eddie Pittman
Legacy Animation Studios, LLC
ORLANDO, FLORIDA (January 8, 2004) Legacy Animation Studios, a
new animation production studio in Orlando Florida, opens its doors in
Winter Garden, Florida close to Orlando later this month. The studio will
offer a full-range of traditional hand drawn (or 2D) animation services
for film, television and commercials. Legacy was established by a group
of animators and artists formerly employed by Walt Disney Feature Animation
Florida. Legacy will also be dedicated to developing original properties
for television and film. In time the studio hopes to produce its first
feature film project.
We believe that traditionally animated films are still a viable
form of entertainment, says Legacy Animation Studios Directing Manager,
Eddie Pittman. Our goal is to create quality animated films with
compelling stories and strong characters and to continue Walt Disneys
legacy of hand drawn animation.
The Legacy team has the talent to back up their claim, with the combined
experience of over 25 animated films including The Little Mermaid,
Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Mulan and Lilo&
Directing Manager, Eddie Pittman is a cartoonist and illustrator with
over fifteen years of professional experience. He has worked on such animated
features as Mulan, Tarzan, Fantasia 2000, The Emperors New Groove
and Lilo & Stitch. Eddie has taught for the renowned Computer
Animation program at Ringling School of Art and Design and his popular
drawing classes taught around Central Florida have been recommended to
aspiring animators by Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida, Artist Development.
Recently, Eddie produced and directed Legends of the Night Sky: Orion,
the worlds first full dome (360°) traditionally animated movie.
Also joining the management team as Creative Director is veteran assistant
animator David Nethery. David has nearly 20 years of experience as an
animation artist, most of those years at Walt Disney Feature Animation.
He has been the Lead Key Assistant on such characters as "Meeko
the raccoon from Pocahontas, "Mushu from Mulan,
"Cobra Bubbles from Lilo & Stitch, and most recently
"Tug" and "Koda's Mom from Brother Bear. Other
credits at Disney include The Lion King, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid,
and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Legacy currently has three projects in development including a short film
that will begin production in late January 2004.