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Miguel A. Fuertes
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From Miguel's Online Gallery

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From Miguel's Online Gallery



Miguel A. Fuertes Interview

Click here to read Miguel's interview at Cinefantastico.com (en español)




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Avatar Senior Animator Miguel A. Fuertes
Sources: IMDB.com, MiguelFuertes.com


From Miguel's site bio: Animation supervisor and director. I started to draw and illustrate professionally 26 years ago. I love animation because of its power to inspire, educate and arouse audience feelings through storytelling and beauty.

Disney pathos, "That quality or property of anything which touches the feelings or excites emotions and passions" - (Webster)- always was my inspiration.

I took the decision to leave Spain 15 years ago to work for Steven Spielberg in England, leaving behind my own studio, where I learned the basics of the industry working on Hanna-Barbera TV series during my University years. Do you remember the Flintstones and the Jetsons?. Yeaph, made in Spain.

It turned to be a good decision, since I got 6 months of training from the best people in the industry, and that's when I realized that in this life, one can never stop learning, unless one wants to find him/herself zapping in front of a TV for hours. (I did once, no more, thanks). "Is up to you to decide what to do with the time you have left" -Gandalf (J.R.R.Tolkien) is another of my favorite quotes. --Miguel

Miguel's opportunity came when ILM offered him to join them into the world of computer graphics 13 years ago. His knowledge of 2D animation, ideas, passion, and teaching skills, soon made him animation supervisor and director at the George Lucas company, where he had the chance to work with directors as Stephen Sommers, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ang Lee, and George Miller, for films that were nominated and won Academy Awards.

He's also pursuing other interests like psychology, teaching, non verbal communication, music and writing, but his main one is to create enticing stories with interesting and deep characters to captivate audiences. He likes to think out of the box and to bring new aspects, angles and ideas to a world deprived of real beauty. He is also passionate about creating nurturing environments with groups that have his same goal.


FILMOGRAPHY


Animation Supervisor:
Chaw (2009)
Casper (1995)

Senior Animator:
Avatar (2009)
The Water Horse (2007)
Happy Feet (2006)
(& lead character animator)

Lead Animator:
Hulk (2003)
The Mummy Returns (2001)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) (digital character)

CG Animator:
Star Wars: Bounty Hunter (2002) (VG) (cg animator)
Dragonheart (1996) (CG animator)

CG Animator / Digital Artist:
Van Helsing (2004) (CG animator)
Hulk (2003) (CG lead animator)
Star Wars: Bounty Hunter (2002) (VG)
Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II (1997) (VG)

Character Animator:
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) (2002 special edition)
Casper (1995) (supervising) (& digital artist)

Animator:
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
The Singularity Is Near (2009)
Son of the Mask (2005)
Lenny the Wonder Dog (2004)
Men in Black II (2002) (sequence lead)
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)
Los mandos no responden (1993)
El juicio final (1991)
Peraustrínia 2004 (1990)
Despertaferro (1990)
Los trotamúsicos (1989)
Los 4 músicos de Bremen (1989)
Count Duckula (1988) (& layout artist)
El anillo de niebla (1985) (sequence)
Lucky Luke (1984)
Katy (1984)
The Spirit of Olympus (1984)
(also writer & animation director)
Les Dalton en cavale (1983)
The Flintstones: Jogging Fever (1981)
The Flintstones' New Neighbors (1980)

Additional Animator:
Balto (1995)
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)




All artwork copyright Miguel A. Fuertes or their respective copyright holder. Do not use without permission.


From Miguel's Online Gallery

From Miguel's Online Gallery

From Miguel's Online Gallery


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