"Zootopia" [Provided by Disney]

Ringling alumni help to haul in another Oscar

I watched the Oscars last night, but I really only pay attention to the Best Animated Feature Film category. ‘Zootopia’ took the Oscar!RinglingCollegeLogo_0

I never wonder IF some Ringling College of Art & Design alumni worked on the winners in this category, I  just wonder HOW MANY.

‘Zootopia’ had 23 Ringling College of Art & Design alumni helping to bring this Oscar home.

Lauren (Leffingwell) Albers ’09, Illustration
Ramya Chidanand ’11, Computer Animation
Christopher Cordingley ’03, Computer Animation
Ryan DeYoung ’09, Computer Animation
Ryan Duncan ’02, Computer Animation
Jason Figliozzi ’08, Computer Animation
Alex Garcia ’06, Computer Animation
Jorge Garcia ’09, Computer Animation
Kim Hazel ’08, Computer Animation
Bobby Huth ’07, Computer Animation
Sarah Kambara ’14, Business of Art & Design
Mike Klim ’10, Computer Animation
David Lisbe ’09, Computer Animation
Chris Nabholz ’07, Computer Animation
Katie Reihman ’08, Computer Animation
Brian Scott ’04, Computer Animation
Justin Sklar ’11, Computer Animation
Lindsey St. Pierre ’13, Computer Animation
Emily Tse ’09, Computer Animation
Kendra Vander Vliet ’09, Computer Animation
Dylan VanWormer ’11, Computer Animation
Yezi Xue ’10, Computer Animation
Nara Youn ’06, Computer Animation

Graduate Patrick Osborne was nominated for best animated short for ‘Pearl’ – the first virtual reality film to ever be nominated for an Academy Award. In 2015, Osborne won an Oscar for best Animated Short Film, “Feast.”

Last year, among those nominated for a 2016 Academy Award with the help of Ringling alumni include ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ and ‘Mad Max: Fury Road.’ In 2010, Brandon Oldenburg won an Oscar for ‘The Fantastic Flying Book of Mr. Morris Lessmore,’ which he co-directed.




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