For more than 20 years I've been involved in every single process of a CG animation production, from the creative, artistic, technical, financial, and logistical perspective. I love producing animation!
I've worked not just producing but also as a creator and director on some animated movies broadcasted by Youtube, Disney XD, Cartoon Network, PBS Kids, TVE Clan, Netflix, France Television, and many other channels all over the world.
Animation producer &
Juanma Sánchez Cervantes - Animation Producer & Director
I started creating computer animation in the early '90s, in Spain, together with my computer Engineering and Fine Arts university studies. Without any doubts, the '90s were a very special decade for CG animation lovers.
In 2000, I founded Genoma Animation, a CG animation studio that provides services and also produces its own IPs. Genoma created and produced "The Secret Life of Suckers", a 104 x 2 min. TV comedy for Disney XD (on Netflix now).
As an independent director, in last years I've been collaborating on a wide range of projects, such as directing Angry Birds Toons episodes or assuming the position of Creative Director at Genera Games, one of the biggest video games studios in Spain.
Currently, my studio Genoma is making the CG animation for the TV special Fairy Tale Forest, a 42 min US production directed by Mark Risley, created by Margarethe Baillou, Jody Gray and Allan Neuwirth, and with Mel Brooks and Whoopi Goldberg among an impressive cast.
" I've had the pleasure of working with Juanma on multiple projects over the course of many years and he has not only never disappointed me he has always exceeded my expectations.
Juanma is a highly talented artist & animator... and his animation director skills are second-to-none. When it comes time to review shots I never have the sense of impending dread because I know Juanma would never submit shots he hasn't reviewed carefully and approved himself. An artist like this with a producer's sense of production is indeed a rare find. "
Mark Risley, director.
" Getting to collaborate with Juanma recently on an animated musical project for TV has been, without question, one of the great joys of my professional life. As a person, he's simply a delight -- and as a director, designer and producer, his talent, energy and dedication are spectacular. I would work with him again in a heartbeat! "
Allan Neuwirth, Emmy-nominated, award-winning screenwriter & producer.
" I was fortunate to work with Juanma on two projects. Two projects with a lot of volume of work and shots. Juanma is a very meticulous professional. And I was very impressive his skills in terms of organization and team-leading. Also, Juanma doesn't overcontrol the process and this is the most important thing in a creative team. As an artist, I hope to work with him in the future. I only have kind words for him and I highly recommend him for any project. "
Luis Velasco, senior animator at Skydance Animation.