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James Stapp

Head of Assets

James has over 20 years of experience specializing in the front-end aspects of creating characters, sets, and props for animation. After serving in the United States Army and California National Guard,he followed his passion for sculpting and animation at CalArts. James started his career as a sculptor and CG Modeler at Rhythm and Hues Studios working on BABE, BATMAN FOREVER, NUTTY PROFESSOR, plus a number of commercials. He was then at Disney for 15 years working on TANGLED, BOLT, PREP AND LANDING, MEET THE ROBINSONS, CHICKEN LITTLE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL and many other titles. James also worked at Nickelodeon and Dreamworks on PUSS IN BOOTS, TURBO and HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2. He was also co-owner and creative lead of AtomicMonkey Studio where he helped lead in the creation and manufacturing of maquettes, toys, action figures, and merchandise for the animation, entertainment, and consumer product industries.