Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Red Stick Awards First Posthumous Award to Pres Romanillos

Pres Romanillos was posthumously awarded the Lifetime Achievement award by the Red Stick International Animation Festival. This award honors animators who have created memorable characters and advanced the field for others.

The festival staff and professional jury selected Romanillos, who died of leukemia at age 47 in July, as the first posthumous recipient for this award. After serving as an assistant animator on "The Rescuers Down Under," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Aladdin," Romanillos was promoted to animator on "Pocahontas," working on the title character. He supervised Shan-Yu, the brutal leader of the Huns in "Mulan," then moved to DreamWorks, where he animated various characters for "The Road to El Dorado," "Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas," "Shrek 2," "Madagascar" and Little Creek, the Indian youth in "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron." He did his final animation for Disney's "The Princess and the Frog," and DreamWorks' "Shrek Forever After."

“Pres, one of the most respected and beloved artists at our studio, is well-deserving of this Lifetime Achievement Award. His memory and legacy will forever exist in the characters he brought to life through his beautiful art,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation.

We couldn't agree more and are glad to see Pres honored in this way.


Anonymous said...

We Love Pres.
We miss Pres.

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