What better way to kick off the new year than with an exciting new job at Walt Disney Animation Studios!  I just started my second week at the studio and I'm still finding it hard to believe that I'm here. Slowly, I've been starting to get my office set up and learning to find my way around the halls, but by far the best part is meeting all the amazing artists that work here.  I'll be training for a little while, but soon enough I'll be working  on the next Disney feature film, "Frozen"         ...I can't wait!!

Howdy Folks!  Time for an update ...eh?  Well, after finishing up on "Hotel Transylvania" I enjoyed a much needed break, then I took a short gig at the Santa Monica office of Animal Logic.  I was animating on a theatrical short that I could tell you about, but I'd have to kill you (I'll update you when I legally can).  With that done, I'm now headed back to Sony Imageworks for... "Oz: the Great and Powerful"

It's pretty exciting for me!  Not only did I love "The Wizard of Oz" as a child, but it's directed by Sam Raimi!  The man who brought us Evil Dead!!!  

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Howdy Folks!  Exciting News!  Next week, I'll be starting on my next film at Sony Imageworks...  "Hotel Transylvania"  
It's being directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, the man who created the amazing cartoon series' Samurai Jack, and Dexter's Laboratory!  ...I ...can't ...wait!!

Here are some early designs for Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler)...

Hey Folks!! So, I recently wrapped up my work on the Smurfs, and had a lovely week off to celebrate.  I have to thank everyone on that team for making it a very fun movie to be a part of.  With Smurfs completed it's time for me to move on to the next project, and that is...  "Arthur Christmas"

I'm very excited to be working on this film.  I always adored the wonderful animated Christmas classics of my childhood, and I'm sure this will become one of those classics for a whole new generation of whippers-snappers.  It'll be out in theaters this holiday season!!

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About a month ago I started my new gig at Sony Pictures Imageworks.  So far I'm having a blast!  I'm animating on the film, "The Smurfs."  It will be out in theaters this summer.  There are a lot of amazing and talented people here, and I hope to learn as much as I can from them!

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I recently wrapped up my animation work on the Yogi Bear movie, and it can now be seen in theaters across the country!  It was a fun project to work on and I'm happy to have been a part of it. 

I've finally gotten around to putting together a ShowReel of my shots from the Squeakquel. You can find it in my Professional Gallery, or just click on the image below. Hope you like it!

Matthew Meyer is an Animator living in Los Angeles, California. Currently working at Walt Disney Animation Studios.