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Artist Animation

Location:
Canoga Park, CA
Posted:
April 27, 2022

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Dennis Venizelos

A Graduate of San Francisco State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Art with

a Film Minor, Dennis Venizelos began his career in the entertainment field. At

Hanna-Barbera Studios, Dennis developed his skills in Animation by working several

departments, starting his career as a Storyboard Artist on SCOOBY DOO, WHERE

ARE YOU? He then worked as an Assistant Animator, and even shot Camera, but

eventually found that his passion was as a Background Artist. Dennis subsequently

painted and Keyed the Backgrounds for countless animated television series for studios

such as Marvel, Disney and Warner Bros.

As Background Supervisor, Dennis worked on such feature films as IRON GIANT,

OSMOSIS JONES, FERN GULLY, EIGHT CRAZY NIGHTS, MY LITTLE PONY,

TRANSFORMERS and GI JOE.

Dennis Venizelos is also one of the most highly regarded Art Directors in the field

of television animation. He is a four time Emmy Award Winner for his work on the

MUPPET BABIES television series. He also has experience working in the realm

of theatrical shorts, as can be seen from his time at Warner Brothers where he Art

Directed three Road Runner theatrical shorts in 3-D. Dennis has been a member of

the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science since 1985 where he also actively

participates as a chair on the executive committee. Other productions such as X-

MEN, FAMILY DOG (for Steven Spielberg’s “AMAZING STORIES”) and SPIDERMAN

highlight Dennis' career.



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