While at Disney, Broose Johnson worked on movies such as Oliver and Company, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Lion King, and Brother Bear. He has been a clean-up animator, a lead animator, head of story, and just about everything in between. After Disney Animation closed its Florida studio in 2004, Broose joined Cecropia and helped create a unique hand-animated video game called The Act. He currently works for a company that is producing a series of books and DVDs to teach English to children in Japan.
Broose was kind enough to allow me to interview him about his career, the future of animation, and much more. Hope you enjoy it!
Interview with Broose Johnson – Part 1 (mp3): Broose introduces himself, explains how he got interested in animation, and gives an overview of his time at Disney. He also shares his thoughts on the closing of the Florida studio.
Interview with Broose Johnson – Part 2 (mp3): Broose talks about transitioning from movies to working for a video game company, explains the challenges of freelancing (and the benefits of his current gig), describes how being a Christian has affected his work as an animator, ponders animation’s future, and gives advice to aspiring animators.