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Animatedbuzz was first created in 2000 by Mario Furmanczyk, and is a Social Network which is designed to generate Feedback for Artists. 

Mario went to Calarts from 2003-2007 and has been at at Walt Disney Feature Animation Studios in Burbank CA since 2007.

He's worked on some of the biggest hits from the studio including Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, and Moana.  His experiences as an aspiring artist and now an industry professional has inspired him to link the two worlds in a new way that will hopefully change art education throughout the world.

Co-Host of the Animatedbuzz Podcast Tyrone is a Northern Ireland animator, story artist and CG Generalist; he recently graduated from Ulster University, Belfast Campus with a 1st Class Honour Degree in BDes Hons Animation. Volunteering and collaborating with Animatedbuzz, as co-host for the animation podcast with Host and Founder Mario Furmanczyk. Tyrone was awarded Sixteen South’s “Dedication to the Craft of Animation Award in 2017 and the Dean’s List Award for “Outstanding Academic Achievement in 2013/2014 academic year.


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