Rob Coleman

Rob Coleman

Animation Supervisor / 20 yrs

Animal Logic - Sydney, Australia

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Head of Animation

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021)

Animation Director

peter rabbit (2018)

Animation Supervisor

The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

Head of Animation

The LEGO Movie (2014)

Animation Director

Happy Feet Two (2011)

5 Episodes

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)

Director

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)

Animation Consultant

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)

Animation Director

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Animation Director

The Colbert Report (2005)

Animation Director

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

Animation Supervisor

Signs (2002)

Animation Director

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

Animation Supervisor

Men in Black (1997)

Supervising Character Animator

DragonHeart (1996)

Computer Graphics Artist

The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)

Computer Graphics Animator

In the Mouth of Madness (1995)

Computer Graphics Animator

Disclosure (1994)

Animator

Star Trek: Generations (1994)

Animator

The Mask (1994)

Rob Coleman is a two time Oscar nominee for his animation work on Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and Stars Wars: Attack of the Clones. He has also been nominated for two BAFTA Awards for his work on Men In Black and The Phantom Menace. He has built and supervised animation teams in Canada, the United States, Singapore and Australia. He was the Head of Animation on The LEGO Movie (2014), Animation Supervisor on The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) and Animation Director on Peter Rabbit (2018).
Work History
  • Animation Supervisor

    Industrial Light & Magic

    September 2021 - Present
    Sydney, Australia
  • Head of Animation

    Animal Logic

    July 2012 - September 2021
    Sydney. Australia

    Responsible for the creative supervision and mentoring of the animation crew. Duties include bidding, scheduling and critiquing shot production. Head of Animation on the animated feature, The LEGO Movie (2014), Animation Supervisor on The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) and Animation Director on Peter Rabbit (2018).

  • Animation Director

    Dr. D Studios

    April 2009 - June 2012

    Animation director on the animated feature, Happy Feet Two (2011). Recruited and hired over 80 animators. Bid, scheduled and supervised all of the animation at the studio.

  • Animation Director

    Lucasfilm Animation

    August 2005 - August 2007

    Collaborated with George Lucas on the development of an animated feature film, Strange Magic (2015). Directed 5 episodes of the computer animated television series The Clone Wars. Animation Consultant for series’ first season. Key creative responsible for the recruiting and training of all Singapore based animators, including two months spent onsite in Singapore. Helped guide the creation of a new computer pre-visualization tool.

  • Animation Director

    Industrial Light & Magic

    October 1993 - July 2005

    Animation Director on the Star Wars prequels, The Phantom Menace (1999), Attack of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith (2005). Developed systems for effectively bidding and scheduling huge animation / visual effects films. Helped recruit, hire and mentor the ILM animation crew. Member of the ILM senior staff.

    Supervised animation crew on Men In Black (1997) and supervised sequences on Dragonheart (1996). Contributed animation and modeling to The Indian in the Cupboard (1995), Disclosure (1994), Star Trek: Generations (1994), The Mask (1994) and

  • Animator

    Calibre Digital Design

    1991 - 1993

    Worked on a wide range of animated commercials and television openings.

  • Production Manager

    National Film Board of Canada

    1988 - 1989

    Worked on the cel animated film Karate Kids for the World Health Organization and Street Kids International. The film educated third world children about the threat of AIDS.

  • Animator

    Arcca Animation

    1986 - 1988

    Worked on 22 episodes of Captain Power, the first television series to combine computer animation and live action.

Education
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts - Film Production (Animation)

    Concordia University

    September 1984 - May 1987