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Saving the World with Dano Johnson

February 25th, 2009

The Insur-Animals’ DeductiBear

Dano Johnson and his crew at Collection Agency Films are using their superpowers for good. Finally, a group of animators who aren’t bent on world domination.

Channel Frederator: Where did you study animation?

Dano Johnson: I studied filmmaking at the University of Texas at Austin, but I didn’t teach myself animation until several years later. I just realized I could make characters come to life in After Effects and a few years later I was starting Collection Agency Films with my business partner Troy Campbell.

CF: Who or what has inspired your work the most?

DJ: Jim Henson and the Muppets are probably the biggest influence on my sense of humor and work. I probably started animating because I wasn’t as good at puppeteering as I’d like to have been.

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