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Jeffrey J. Varab:
Film Biography of Jeffrey J. Varab
Jeffrey J. Varab started his career at The Disney California Animation Studios in 1977, where he was trained and studied under Eric Larson, one of Disneys original 9 Old Men. Varab has worked on almost 20 major feature films starting with Tron (1980), The Fox and the Hound Disney (1982), The Black Cauldron (1984), and as special effects animator on the film The Black Hole and the Disney half hour Christmas special The Small One 1978.
In 1982, Varab produced, directed and animated on several European Feature films including; French: (Astrix et la surprise de Csar, Theatrical), Swedish: (Pelle Svansls, Theatrical), Danish: (Strit og Stumme Theatrical), (Otto er et Nsehorn Theatrical) and (Help! I'm a Fish, Theatrical UK) and Germany: ("Benjamin Blmchen" TV) as well as co-produce and co-directing the first major Danish feature animated film Valhalla 1985, which went on to win critical acclaim and the Special Recognition Award at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Varab was then recruited as lead Directing Animator at Steven Spielbergs AMBLIN Animation studio in London and Supervised Animation with Don Bluth in Dublin Ireland, working on All Dogs go to Heaven, Rock-A-Doodle, Fern Gully the last Rain Forest 20th Century Fox, and A Troll in Central Park. While at AMBLIN, Varab worked on such noted animated features as Were back, a Dinosaurs Story (1992), The Rugrats Movie Theatrical (1998) and Balto Universal Pictures (1994).
Varab then returned to the states to work on the Amblin/Universal film Casper (1995) at the George Lucas facility ILM (Industrial Light and Magic), where he was trained in the emerging digital computer generated animation industry. Varab has continued to work in both CG and traditional animation on films such as Mulan Disney (1997), Titan A.E. 20th Century Fox (2000), Eight Crazy Nights, Sony Pictures (2002). As well as co-authoring the original story for Disneys Brother Bear (2003). Tugger the Jeep who wanted to Fly Co-Director/Producer (2005/6) And co-creating the Character designs for: Hermie: A Common Caterpillar (2003) (TV)
In late 2006 Jeffrey was asked by the founder and owner of 3dh Communications in Atlanta Georgia, to establish 3dh Entertainment as the first Family Values digital animation studio to fully incorporate state of the art Stereoscopic 3D HoloProjection system into original 3dh content. (2009) After three years of training a staff of 30 artists and technicians in stereoscopic film production, Jeffrey to date has created written, directed and produced over fifteen half hour digitally animated Faith Based childrens programs with several digital feature films in development. Today, Jeffrey continues to develop new and original properties using advance state of the art stereoscopic cinematic tools.