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ANIMATION HOUSE LAIKA NAMES CASEY DIRECTOR, DIGITAL DESIGN GROUP
|September 14, 2006
His career includes time at working on Columbia Pictures' Final
Fantasy: the Spirits Within. Previously, he
founded Metropolis Digital, a CG production house in San Jose, CA. His first job in the industry involved
launching the animation division of Frame-by-Frame Productions in Fremont, CA.
Since joining Laika in 2000, Casey has filled several roles
in different areas of the studio, including building up its research and development
group and serving as director of digital production. He was a key player
in establishing the foundational practices for all of Laika's current
entertainment productions and helped to design the protocol for commercial
production at the studio. He was also the CG supervisor on Laika
Entertainment's CG short Moongirl,
directed by Henry Selick.
In his new role, Casey's first priority will be to work closely with director
Jorgen Klubien to develop an original look for Laika Entertainment's first all-CG
film, Jack and Ben's Animated Adventure. After that, his digital design group will work to digitally
develop and adapt the visual style for future Laika projects.