Mark Kausler - Resumé


Mark F. Kausler
1632 Loma Crest
Glendale, Ca. 91205

Webster Groves High School, Webster Groves, Mo. Graduated 1966-Diploma
Kansas City Art Institute 1966-1968- Fine Arts Major
Chouinard Art Institute 1968-1970- Film Graphics Major, Graduated, B.F.A. Degree

To put the storytelling first in every scene I animate or storyboard. To find the entertainment and character that puts the scene across best. To create a feeling of rhythm in both motion and design. To create a series of short cartoons that will bring jazz and the fox-trot 9-frame beat to life on the screen.

Work Experience:

Looney Tunes; Back In Action
:   Animated, storyboarded and did character layouts for Warner Bros. Feature Animation directors Eric Goldberg and Joe Dante.

Free-lanced animation, storyboards for Renegade Animation, Duck Soup Studios and Film Roman on The Simpsons, Keebler elves, Rice Krispies, Mickey Mouse sports drink, Flintstones Pebbles cereal, many others.

Osmosis Jones:
Animator, Story artist for Warner Bros. Feature Animation directors Tom Sito and Piet Kroon.

The Incredible Mr. Limpet-
Development storyboard for Warner Bros. Feature Animation directors Steve Odekirk and Tony Cervone.

Fantasia 2000:
Pomp and Circumstance Donald Duck seq. Animated Donald and many animals for director Francis Glebas; Brave Tin Soldier Rats sequence animated fo director Hendel Butoy and Beethoven's Fifth development animation for director Sarah Petty.
Human Again new number for Beauty and the Beast, animated for directors Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale.

What A Cartoon! Series; Layout, storyboard, timing. Program of experimental one-shot shorts directed by Pat Ventura, Miles Thompson, Genndy Tartakovsky and Van Partible. Sledgehammer O'Possum, Yuckie Duck, Boid and Woim and Johnny Bravo.

Schnookums and Meat, layout on Disney TV series directed by Bill Kopp.

Storyboarded first version of Pomp and Circumstance for Fantasia Continued.
Trail Mix-Up, Roger Rabbit short animated for director Barry Cook.
The Lion King, Storyboarded the Warthog Rhapsody sequence for Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, directors.

Rollercoaster Rabbit, animated on short at Walt Disney Feature Animation, Florida, first for director Bill Kopp, then for director Rob Minkoff.

Back To Neverland, short film for Florida Disney, animated Captain Hook, Peter Pan and Robin Williams character for director Jerry Rees.
Tummy Trouble, animator and story sketch artist on first of three Roger Rabbit shorts, directed by Rob Minkoff.
Michael and Mickey, promotional trailer for Disney-MGM studio, animated Mickey Mouse for director Jerry Rees.
Quackbusters and Night of the Living Duck, animated Daffy and Bugs for directors Greg Ford and Terry Lennon.

Box-Office Bunny, Warner Bros. Cartoon short, animated Daffy and Elmer for director Darrell Van Citters.

Family Dog
episode of Amazing Stories - animated for director Brad Bird.
Oliver and Co., animated on Disney feature film with director George Scribner and animators Glen Keane and Hendel Butoy.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, animated in director Dale Baer's group. Worked on Droopy, Tweety and Benny the Cab on melted wheels.
Beauty and the Beast , animated Maurice, Belle's Father, for directing animator Ruben Acquino.
Stimpy's Invention, episode of Ren and Stimpy, animated on the "Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy" number for director John Kricfalusi.
The Prince and the Pauper, Mickey Mouse short, animated Mickey, Donald, Goofy and Peg-leg Pete for director George Scribner.

Asked by director Richard Williams to storyboard on Who Framed Roger Rabbit? with Joe Ranft. Our employer of record was Amblin' Entertainment.

Became self-employed freelance animator working on animated commercials with characters Tony the Tiger, Keebler elves, Charlie Tuna, Chevron dinosaurs, Nesbitt's Orange Soda and many more for directors Sam Cornell, Bob Kurtz, Duane Crowther, Roger Chouinard and Bob Mitchell.

- During these years I also animated on these films:
Sport Goofy in Soccermania -84- Animated Goofy, Uncle Scrooge and the Nephews for director Darrell Van Citters.
Twilight Zone: The Movie -83- Animated "Cornfield" seq. for directors Sally Cruikshank and Joe Dante.
Flicks/Loose Joints -81- Animated "Cat and Mouse At the Home" Seq.
Sing, Beast, Sing -80- Animated the Toledo Mung Beast for Marv Newland.
Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales -77- "Freezed Frame" seq. Roadrunner and Coyote for director Chuck Jones.
The Pumpkin That Learned To Smile -77- animated scenes for Chuck Jones TV.
Coonkin -74- Animated and Storyboarded "Malcolm De Cockroach" seq. for Ralph Bakshi.
The Mad Special -73- Animated "Spy Vs. Spy" seq. for Director Chris Ishii.
Heavy Traffic -72- Animated "Mabelline" seq. and other sections for director Ralph Bakshi.
A Political Cartoon -72- Bugs Bunny seq., animated and supervised for director Joe Adamson.
Clerow Wilson and the Miracle of P.S. 14 -71- animated on TV special.
The Naked Ape -71- animated on several seqs. on feature film.
The War Between Men and Women -71- Thurber ending seq., feature film.

After graduation from Chouinard, where I completed three student films, I got my first full time animation job at Spungbuggy Works Inc., animating commercials with director Frank Terry and designers Robert Peluce, Roger Chouinard and Corny Cole.

Shinbone Alley
- animated feature film, broke into animation under animators Frank Andrina, John Sparey and Bob Bransford.

Yellow Submarine -
did assistant animation for director Duane Crowther and also worked at Filmation Associates with animators Rueben Timmens and Virgil Ross on TV series; Archie, Batman, and Wacky Races. I also assisted on Jay Ward Cap'n Crunch commercials.

I worked at Perceptual Development Laboratories in St. Louis, Mo. under former Fleischer animator Tom Goodson on educational films to be shown on the Perceptoscope, a combination filmstrip and 16mm movie projector.

I started making cel-animated, silent 8mm cartoons in Webster Groves, Mo., using a camera stand that my father built for me. I used my own characters, Snoozy Shrew, Snozzola Dachshund, and other people's, Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Yogi Bear.