September 12, 2013

John Gibbs - Animation Director

G.I. Joe, Dungeons & Dragons, and Transformers - just some of the many animated series I grew up with, I've begun to track down the animation directors for some of these and many other TV shows like them, and for he next couple months I'll be making weekly profiles on some of these extraordinary individuals.

John Gibbs began his career as an animator in 1966, he worked for a decade in dozens of shorts, then worked as an animator steadily for various television series for another 5 years. Then, in 1981, he began is directing career.

Though from the research I've done online, it would seem he was insanely busy from 1981-1986, but afterwards there's no credits with his name found anywheres. I don't know what has happened to him, but this is his full credits list below, and thus my very small tribute to this animation director that time has forgot.


1986
Defenders of the Earth (TV series) (supervising director - 5 episodes)

1986
Solarman (TV movie) (supervising director)

1985
Robotix (TV series) (supervising director)

1985
Jem (TV series) (supervising director - 5 episodes)

1985
G.I. Joe (TV series) (supervising director - 55 episodes)

1983-1985
Dungeons & Dragons (TV series) (supervising director - 27 episodes)

1985
My Little Pony: Escape from Catrina (TV movie) (supervising director)

1985
Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines (video) (supervising director)

1984
Muppet Babies (TV series) (supervising director - 13 episodes)

1984
Transformers (TV series) (supervising director - 3 episodes, sequence director - 13 episodes)

1984
My Little Pony (TV movie) (supervising director)

1982
The Incredible Hulk (TV series) (animation director - 13 episodes)

1981
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (TV series) (animation director - 24 episodes)

1 comment:

liminalD said...

It's weird to think of someone being involved in both G.I. Joe and My Little Pony ;)