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 A veteran of Dreamworks Animation, Matthew helped create TV and hit Fiilm franchises such as Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, Madagascar, How To Train Your Dragon, Trolls, and many more.  Matthew brought his expertise to London where he helped Double Negative establish a Feature Animation Division.  He was instrumental in building the Layout and Previs Animation Pipeline and Supervised the Feature Animation Layout and Previs Department on Films for Disney and Fox, as well as numerous pitch projects for Netflix, Paramount, Mythos, and others.  He also provided early Previs at Dneg partner studio Locksmith Animation on Ron’s Gone Wrong before returning to Dreamworks Animation.

Matthew Schmidt
Creative Director

Kimiko worked for over a decade as a Technical Director at Dreamworks Animation on films such as Kung Fu Panda 2, Rise of The Guardians, Home, Croods 2, and How To Train Your Dragon 3.  She is also an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Loyola Marymount University.  She joined Double Negative’s Feature Animation team in 2017 as a Senior TD to help build their Look Dev, Surfacing, and Lighting Pipeline providing support for films for Disney , Fox, and Locksmith Animation’s Ron’s Gone Wrong as well as many pitch projects for Netflix, Paramount, Mythos, and others.

Kimiko Schmidt
Consulting Director
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