Session details


Friday May 05
Screening of "The Chubb Chubbs"
Eric Armstrong , Sr Animation Director – Sports Business Unit, Electronic Arts Canada, Electronic Arts

Directed by Eric Armstrong
Writing credits Jeff Wolverton

Director Eric Armstrong will give a brief introduction to the short film. "The ChubbChubbs" introduces the alien inhabitants of the planet Glorf including Meeper, its earnest but awkward hero, the singing Diva, The ZyZaks and the ChubbChubbs. In this debut short, Meeper valiantly tries to warn the patrons of the Ale-E-Inn (an intergalactic watering hole with its own constellation of stars) of impending danger, only to find himself face-to-face with the most fearsome creatures in the galaxy. 2003 Oscar: Best Short Film, Animated.

Eric is a veteran animator, supervisor and director in the animation and visual effects industries. A Graduate of the cell animation program of Sheridan College, Eric began his career in the late 80’s working on animated TV series. In 1990 Eric relocated to California to work for Industrial Light & Magic. Then in 1996 Eric accepted the position of animation director with Sony Pictures Imageworks. Over an eight year period Eric helped to build an animation department while working on numerous feature films including "Stuart Little 1 & 2", "Hollowman" and "Harry Potter". In 2002 Eric was tapped by Imageworks to direct the computer animated short "The ChubbsChubbs" for which he received an academy award.From 2003 to 2004 Eric directed the development of several animated features for DreamWorks Feature Animation before accepting a position within the gaming industry.

Eric Armstrong
Sr Animation Director – Sports Business Unit, Electronic Arts Canada
Electronic Arts

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