••• BIO •••
Upon graduating from CalArts in 1988 Geefwee Boedoe started his professional career in the animation industry as a hand-drawn animator for Walt Disney Studios. Since that time Geefwee Boedoe has worked in Story and/or Visual Development for Pixar, ILM, DreamWorks, and others. Both his character and environment designs for film have been published in books, including "The Art of Monsters Inc.", "The Art of The Incredibles" and "The Art of Finding Nemo". A number of his paintings and drawings were also selected for exhibition at MOMA in New York as part of a Pixar Art retrospective. The Opening Title Sequence to "Monsters Inc." which received high critical acclaim was conceived, storyboarded, and designed by Geefwee Boedoe, who also directed the animation.
In 2004 his first children's book "Arrowville", that he wrote and illustrated, was named a Ten Best Children's Illustrated Book by the New York Times Book Review, and also won the Best Illustrated Book award from the National Cartoonists Society. He also illustrated in "Roald Dahl – Songs and Verse," along with illustrators including Quentin Blake, Lane Smith and William Joyce. Most recently he illustrated the Monsters University book, "Roaring Rivals".
Over three years in the making, Geefwee Boedoe's short animated film "Let's Pollute" was nominated for an Academy Award. Currently he is working on two other shorts "Peace is for Sissies" and "Try Ignorance" that together with "Let's Pollute" will create a unified trio.
Geefwee Boedoe is an independent freelance artist, and is available for animation, design and illustration work. His specialty is bringing humor and unexpected concepts into the design process, and is always on the look-out to take things to a new realm.