TIM JOHNSON (Director) came to PDI in 1988 and two years
later co-founded PDI's Character Animation Group. He later served
as animation director on "The Simpsons" 1995 Halloween
special, "Homer3," leading the team in transforming
the 2-dimensional Homer into a 3-dimensional world. The episode
has remained a favorite of fans of "The Simpsons," and
has become a classic to animation aficionados.
Johnson's background in film and animation dates back to his college
years. While earning a BA in English Literature at Northwestern
University, he produced two animated films, both of which earned
Richter Grant Organization Awards. Upon graduation, he worked
for two years as a freelance cel animator and director. His introduction
to computer animation came in 1 985 while he was on staff at Post
Effects in Chicago.
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