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Co-founder & Executive Producer
Mike has a passion for creatively led animation. He is Co-Founder and Executive Producer of Simon’s Cat, the most successful animated character channel on YouTube (over 750 million views) which has achieved sales of over 1.6 million books and launched over 100 merchandise lines. He was Executive Producer of Oscar-winning studio Tandem for several years, making commercials, short films, children’s series and feature animation. Mike studied design at Ulster University and animation at the world renowned Sheridan College, Toronto, and worked as an animator and director in Montreal and Dublin.
Animation has a healthy history on the internet and in this session we will be talking to a group of talented animators who have made their mark on the internet as well as creatives who have chosen to move from traditional broadcasters to this new viewing platform. We’ll explore whether animation is thriving on the internet, whether the extreme variations in quality affect broader attitudes towards animation and whether the internet is a breeding ground for new animation talent. We’ll also discuss whether it’s possible to make money from animation online and the benefits and disadvantages of not working with…