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Sunday, January 01, 2006

KAUSLER, Mark

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Birth/Death

Occupation/Title

Occupation: Animator

Bio Summary

Animator and an animation collector, for thirty-three years. Mark worked at most major art studios in Los Angeles, including Disney(Fantasia 2000, Beauty and the Beast, Who Framed Roger Rabbit) hanna-Barbera, and Warner Bros.(Osmosis Jones, Looney Tunes: Back in Action.) Mark has been working on his own 3.5 minute short cartoon,”It’s ‘ The Cat.’” 
Early Life/Family: Mark began animating he own characters at the age of eight. He completed 12 different 8mm cartoons before graduating high school.

Early Life/Family


Education/Training

He received the Bobe Cannon scholarship to Chouinard Art Institute and graduated in 1970. Mark originally studied painting at school until the lure of animation brought him to Los Angeles.

Career Outline

Comments On Style

Influences

Mark Kausler grew up watching “Scrappy”,”Krazy Kat”,”Flip the Frog”,”Betty boop”’”Ko-Ko the Clown”,”Felix the Cat”,”Tom and Jerry”,”Casper”, and “The Mickey Mouse Club” on his father’s television and in theatres. 1920’s pop recordings heavily influenced Mark in the creation of his personal short “It’s ‘The Cat’”.

Personality

Anecdotes

Miscellaneous

Filmography

Yellow Submarine (1968) (assistant animator) (uncredited) 
... aka The Beatles' Yellow Submarine (USA: complete title)
Shinbone Alley (1971) (assistant animator)
A Political Cartoon (1972) (animator: "Bugs Bunny" sequences)
Clerow Wilson and the Miracle of P.S. 14 (1972) (TV) (animator)
Heavy Traffic (1973) (animator: fantasy animation)
The Mad Magazine TV Special (1974) (TV) (animator)
Coonskin (1975) (animator) (uncredited) (storyboard artist) (uncredited) 
... aka Bustin' Out (USA: reissue title) 
... aka Street Fight (USA: video title)
Raggedy Ann and Andy in The Pumpkin Who Couldn't Smile (1979) (TV) (master animator)
Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales (1979) (TV) (animator)
'Cat and Mouse' at the Home (1983) (animator)
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) (cartoon researcher) (segment 3)
Anijam (1984) (animator)
Sport Goofy in Soccermania (1986) (TV) (animator
Flicks (1987) (animator: "Cat and Mouse" animation sequence) 
... aka Hollyweird 
... aka Loose Joints
Family Dog (1987) TV episode (principal animator)
"Amazing Stories" (principal animator) (1 episode, 1987)
... aka "Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories" (USA: complete title)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) (animator: additional animation) (storysketch artist: animation)
The Night of the Living Duck (1988) (animator)
Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (1988) (animator)
Tummy Trouble (1989) (animator)
Back to Neverland (1990) (animator)
Roller Coaster Rabbit (1990) (animator)
The Prince and the Pauper (1990) (character animator) 
... aka Mickey's the Prince and the Pauper (USA: complete title)
Box-Office Bunny (1990) (animator)
Michael & Mickey (1991) (animator)
Beauty and the Beast (1991) (animator: "Maurice") 
... aka Beauty and the Beast 3-D (USA: promotional title) 
... aka Beauty and the Beast: Special Edition (USA: longer version)
"The Ren & Stimpy Show" (additional animator) (1 episode, 1992)
... aka "VH-1 Ren and Stimpy Rocks" (USA: cable TV title) 
    Stimpy's Invention (1992) TV episode (additional animator) (uncredited)
Trail Mix-Up (1993) (character animator)
I'm on My Way (1995) (TV) (layout artist)

George and Junior's Christmas Spectacular (1995) (TV) (layout artist)
Short Orders (1995) (TV) (layout artist)
The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue (1997) (V) (experimental animator) (walk cycles)
Out and About (1997) (TV) (layout artist)
Fantasia/2000 (1999) (animator) (segments "Piano Concerto No. 2" and "Pomp and Circumstance") 
... aka Fantasia 2000 (Philippines: English title) (USA: alternative spelling)
Osmosis Jones (2001) (animator: "Osmosis Jones", "Mayor")
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) (animator) 
... aka Looney Tunes Back in Action: The Movie (USA: DVD box title)
It's the Cat (2004) (animator)
"Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi" (animation director) (1 episode, 2005)
    - Treasure Map/Kaz vs. Katz/Bad Manager (2005) TV episode (animation director)


Writer:

The Lion King (1994) (story) 
... aka El rey león (USA: Spanish title)
Trail Mix-Up (1993) (story)
Tummy Trouble (1989) (story)

Art Department:
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) (storyboard artist) 
... aka Looney Tunes Back in Action: The Movie (USA: DVD box title)
Osmosis Jones (2001) (storyboard artist)

Director/Producer
It's the Cat (2004)
It's the Cat (2004) (producer)

Miscellaneous Crew:
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) (storysketch: animation)

Actor:
Anijam (1984) (voice) (uncredited) .... Pastor

Honors

Related Links

A-HAA:Animation Salon: SAY SOMETHING DAMMIT! March 21
A-HAA:2007 Review: 10 Milt Gross
A-HAA: Filmography: Al Falfa in Pink Elephants
A-HAA:Media: Musical Timing Rediscovered
A-HAA:Comics: Milt Gross' Dave's Delicatessen
A-HAA:Media: Rube Goldberg's Side Show

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