Every year Animex attracts industry professionals from the global animation and computer games community, find out what they have to say about the festival.
"The magic that Chris Williams and his associates from Teesside University have created is an environment where seeing the extraordinary in animation feels almost normal."
Ed Hooks, acting coach and author of the best selling book Acting for Animators
"Animex is the best conference I have been to in the world."
Mark Walsh, Pixar Animation Studios
"If you're on the hunt for great new talent Animex is the place to find it."
David Sproxton, Aardman Animations Ltd
"Animex has grown radically from its early regional identity to an internationally successful and influential festival. Students, scholars and practitioners globally testify to its valuable contribution both to the animation industry and the academy."
Professor Paul Wells, Loughborough University
"I had a fantastic time at Animex. Its a great opportunity for students to meet with industry professionals."
Tom Martinek, Industrial Light & Magic
"This is an amazingly fast-moving industry - innovation is happening on an almost daily basis - and Animex can always be relied on to provide both current students, educators and professionals with vital updates on the latest developments. Long may it continue!"
Shelley Page, DreamWorks
"The job is about inspiration and that is what this particular festival is very good at. It is my preferred festival of the year."
Dave Throssell, Fluid Pictures
"Animex is vital for the region but also nationally and internationally. Regionally it’s the only festival of its kind so can begin to galvanise the rest of the sector and actually lead it."
Lorna Partington, independent consultant
"The thing I like about being at Animex is it’s a little bit different to other festivals I’ve been to. But I like it a lot; I’ve really enjoyed myself thoroughly. You have a lot to offer here."
Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson
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