Rex Grignon

Rex Grignon

Head of Character Animation


PDI/Dreamworks

Palo Alto, CA USA


You kinda need to be ready for whatever comes your way.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
He was always interested in movies; as a kid, he'd focus on his studies in math and science, but he'd make Super 8 films on the weekends.
As a kid growing up in Canada, he never thought he'd be able to break into the film industry, so he decided to go into engineering.
At the last minute, he was accepted into a college that taught film production.
After trying a few different things, he settled on computer animation, which he found blended his strengths in art and engineering.
Soon after leaving school, he got a job as an animator at PDI; while there, he started a "character development" group.
When he heard that Toy Story was in the works, he jumped ship to go work at Pixar.
After the film wrapped, Dreamworks called and requested he come back and expand the character group he'd started.
He's been there for 10 years and has worked on films like Shrek, Antz, and Madagascar.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
New York Institute of Technology
Career

Career

Head of Character Animation

I'm an animator and oversee the creation of characters on "Toy Story", "Shrek", and many others.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Film
Film
Numbers
Numbers
Being Creative
Being Creative