Show 09 Sergio Pablos

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I was truly honoured that Sergio Pablos accepted my request to chat. Such a humours and genuine person it was a pleasure to have him on the show and I’m delighted to share it with all of you!

A graduate of Cal Arts, currently directing at his own studio in Madrid, the SPA Studio. In his early career he started working for Disney. He was Animation Supervisor for Doppler, Tantor, one of the main animators on Hades and Frollo. He is the creator of Despicable Me and the Character Designer for Rio among many other smaller productions. Sergio has great stories about his time at Disney and inspiring tales of how he came to be the owner and director of the SPA. Sergio is a wonderful speaker and hugely inspiring person I know you’ll enjoy this one, every bit as much as I do!

Show Notes:
SPA Website
Sergio’s CTN Talk
Frame by Frame interview with Sergio
Sergio on Acting in Entertainment
Video from the 2012 Animation Masterclass
Tantor animation over on the Pencil Test Depot:
A collection of wonderful Doppler Animation

People mentioned:
Mark Oftedal
Ted Ty
Doug Sweetland
Genndy Tartakovsky
Craig Mc Crackin
Randy Haycock
John Ripa


  1. Isaiah Ledgister June 10, 2014 5:22 pm  Reply

    Incredible and extensive episode!

  2. jeff merghart October 15, 2014 1:45 am  Reply

    Loved the Sergio Pablos interview! Great insight into arguably the best traditional character animation draftsmen of our generation. His comments and insight are spot-on, refreshing and honest. I look forward to the rest of your wonderful podcasts :) All the best! Jeff Merghart ~

    • Sandra October 15, 2014 3:36 pm  Reply

      Jeff, I can’t seem to post to your blog for some reason. But, I love your work! It’s book marked – I’ll be back often!!

      Thanks for the kind works on Sergio’s Interview. He really is wonderfully insightful and inspiring to listen to.

  3. Ivan Stojanovic May 17, 2015 8:02 pm  Reply

    4 me Sergio Pablos is one of the nicest animators out there he is like Dale Baer & Glen Keane

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