I grew up watching practically every single Disney animated film in existence, which is probably the biggest reason for my love of animation. Walt Disney, Hayao Miyazaki and Don Bluth are some of my biggest inspirations; the way their drawings are brought to life and their stories are told is fascinating and simply magical. Something that has always impressed me is how animation can capture things that live action can’t quite match.
Whether it’s 2D or 3D animation, I love both for different reasons. 2D animation has a feeling of nostalgia and a simple charm to it. I love to draw, so imagining my own drawings coming to life gives me a great sense of admiration and inspiration. 3D animation becomes even more impressive as technology advances. I feel incredibly grateful that I am at an age where I’ve been able to see the progression of animation right before my eyes, and it’s surreal to see how much it has changed over the years.