Animating Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

Learn about the unique style created for the latest adaptation of the popular TMNT franchise from the animators who helped bring it to life.

Hear from professional animators on reimagining an animated classic for a new generation! 

In anticipation of the next installment of everyone's favorite heroes in a half-shell, we invite you to join our exclusive panel featuring some of the animators of Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.

The panel will be hosted by CGS Animation Manager and 2D and 3D animation veteran Scott Claus (PocahontasHunchback of Notre Dame, Life of Pi), who also worked on the movie. Our intimate panel of professional animators will talk about their experience working on the TMNT feature film, including how the animation was made, how they adapted their craft to a unique new style, and their personal connection to the franchise.

There will also be a chance to ask questions during our Q&A.

This session is for anyone who:
  • Is curious about the animation process
  • Would like to know more about the making of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
  • Wants to hear about the animation industry from pros
  • Is thinking about pursuing a career in 2D or 3D animation
  • Enjoys digital storytelling
What we cover:
    • Creating the animation, including how 2D and 3D were combined
    • Sources of inspiration for the animation style and character development
    • The role of 3D animation in bringing the film to life
    • Weaving in your own craft (making suggestions, drawing things like expression lines)
    • Thoughts on this animation style and industry trends in general

This session will be recorded, and a replay will be available.

Watch the replay:
TMNT: Mutant Mayhem Panel
Presented by
CG Spectrum

CG Spectrum - Residing at the intersection of creativity and technology, CG Spectrum is a global online training provider for the film, video game, and creative industries, delivering an industry-standard education. CG Spectrum provides online, expert-led courses and accredited degrees and diplomas in animation, VFX, game development, concept art, virtual production, and 3D visualization.

Scott Claus

Scott Claus | CG Spectrum Animation Manager - Disney's Fantasia sparked a lifelong love of animation for Scott. He worked as an animator for DreamWorks and Disney on films such as Pocahontas, Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Road to El Dorado before switching to CG and creature FX where he was part of the Oscar-winning team working on Life of Pi.

Ambre Maurin

Ambre Maurin | 3D Animator & CG Spectrum Mentor - Animating for over ten years, Senior/Lead Animator Ambre has worked all over the globe for major studios such as Framestore, Bardel Entertainment, and Cinesite. Her credits include Avatar, Happy Feet 2, Where the Wild Things Are, The Willoughbys, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem. She loves mentoring at CG Spectrum and how through teaching you also continue to learn.

Neave Lifschits

Neave Lifschits | Lead Animator at Cinesite - Neave has experience in both 2D and 3D on a variety of TV shows and films, working at studios such as Animal Logic, Reel FX and ICON. His credits include TMNT: Mutant Mayhem, The Monkey King and DC League of Super-Pets. Neave has been teaching at a variety of schools and non-profits such as AnimSchool, Rise Up Animation and KPU.

Tags:   Animation ,   3D Animation