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Who Is This Person?
     Elizabeth Ito is the renaissance girl of cool art and weird things. She is an adept artist, animator, storyteller, and is an incredibly skilled websurfer. In the realm of toys, you might be most familiar with her Mister Monster doll. In 2004, she graduated from the character animation program at Cal Arts. Her professors likened her work to gothic painter, Hieronymus Bosch (who has been described as "marvelous and terrifying," but Elizabeth thinks he's just plain weird). Her fourteen-year old friend Sena says: "Elizabeth is fun to talk about toys with." She has worked for many big companies, such as Disney, Dreamworks, Mattel, Cartoon Network, and PBS. She one day aspires to live in a cartoon world where everything is swaying and singing. Elizabeth is currently living in Glendale, CA, and working as a feature storyboard artist at Starz! Animation.







Resumé
Education
  • 2000-2004 Cal Arts, BFA: Character Animation
  • 1997-2000 UCLA, BA:English Literature, Philosophy Minor


Employment
  • 2006-2007 Storyboard Artist, Starz! Feature Animation, Mean Margaret
  • 2006           Character Designer, IDT/ Film Roman Unearthed, and Slacker Cats
  • 2005           Creator, Director, Writer, Producer, Disney TVA, My Family As Monsters
  • 2005           Storyboard Artist- IDT/Film Roman, Yankee Irving
  • 2004-2005 Storyboard Artist- Fred Wolfe Films, Zula Patrol
  • 2004-2005 Storyboard Artist- Funny Garbage/ Disney TV, Katbot
  • 2004-2005 Storyboard Intern/ Artist, Dreamworks Feature Animation
  • 2003            Original Toy Designer- Stevenson Entertainment, Mister Monster
  • 2003            Intern- Mattel , Girls New Brands: Developed a spin-off cartoon line


Awards and Festivals

WELCOME TO MY LIFE
  • 2005 Student Academy Award Nominee
  • 2005 Bumbershoot Festival- Seattle, WA
  • 2005 Producers Choice Award - Nicktoons Film Festival
  • 2005 Chicago Asian American Film Festival
  • 2005 Philidelphia Film Festival
  • 2005 IFCT Film Festival
  • 2004 Tall Grass Film Festival
  • 2004 San Diego Asian American Film Festival
  • 2004 KCET Fine Cut (PBS TV show)
HOT CROSS BUNNIES
  • 2002 Taiwanese Film Festival

References available by request







...Contact Elizabeth...

minkymail@yahoo.com