How many of us have watched as ships sail to the horizon? There is something about that image that feeds our common yearning for boundless adventure along the far-away limits of the imagination.
Born from Eric Miller’s dream to explore the endless possibilities of the imagination through cutting-edge animation, Eric Miller Animation Studios is a dedicated crew of like-minded visionaries with the talent, experience, and ambition to transform any concept into animated stories that capture our common hunger for uncommon adventure.
Achieving the moon takes more than a shared vision; it demands skilled and resourceful production management. When one of the world’s largest toy companies, Toys “R” Us, needed animation and visual effects for their 2014 Holiday ads, we custom-built a seasoned crew of artists, animators, and technicians around their concept, producing 40 animated vignettes in a few months in one of the most exceptional advertising campaigns of that year.
At Eric Miller Animation Studios, we know it takes more than dreams to accomplish the exceptional, which is why we combine creative talent, skilled management, and bold imagination into a one-stop-shop full-service animation studio ready to take any project of any size far beyond the extraordinary.
Eric M. Miller
Inspired as a child by the animation of Walt Disney, Eric dreamed of one day founding his own animation studio.
Following his dream at DreamWorks Animation Studios, Eric sharpened his skills across multiple departments including animation, layout, rigging, modeling, surfacing, and character effects. He also forged strong relationships within the larger animation and production community through his membership in the International Animated Film Society of Hollywood (ASIFA), and the Producers Guild of America.
During his half-decade at DreamWorks Animation, Eric collaborated on some of the biggest animation franchises in the business--including Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, and How to Train Your Dragon--managed crews of up to 60 artists, and led animation teams in multiple locations ranging from in-house artists to artists around the globe.
Proud of his accomplishments at DreamWorks and eager to take the next step in his career, Eric left DreamWorks Animation in July of 2014 to found Eric Miller Animation Studios.
We are fortunate enough to get to work with some of the most talented people in the industry. Here are some of those amazing people.
We work with many industry veterans to help guide us through some of the challenges we face in creating the most appealing and technologically advanced animated stories. Ken Bielenberg is one of those industry experts with years of experience in the fields of animation and technology. Ken advises Eric Miller Animation Studios on a number of business and creative areas, and his advice makes us even better equipped to make the best projects we can.