Animation Studio 88 Pictures Hires Dreamworks Alum Yancy Lindquist

EXCLUSIVE: Indian animation studio 88 Pictures has hired veteran VFX Supervisor Yancy Lindquist.

Lindquist joins the company’s Toronto office, which opened last year. He will serve as VFX Supervisor at the company.

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Lindquist was mostly recently VFX Supervisor on Netflix’s Nimona, which is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film and Critics Choice Movie Award for Best Animated Feature. Before 88 Pictures, Lindquist spent 23 years at DreamWorks Animation. His credits at the company include serving as the Head of FX on projects like Flushed Away, Monsters vs. Aliens, Rise of the Guardians, Trolls, and Boss Baby.

“I’m thrilled to embark on a new chapter with 88 Pictures as the VFX Supervisor in Toronto. Working with DreamWorks for more than 20 years and my last endeavor on Nimona has been a remarkable journey,” Lindquist said, “Now joining 88 Pictures with such a rich legacy feels like an incredible honor. I look forward to contributing to the creative tapestry of 88 Pictures with a deep sense of appreciation for the opportunities ahead.”

Milind D. Shinde, Founder and CEO of 88 Pictures, said Lindquist’s “remarkable journey in the world of visual effects” complimented the company’s commitment to “pushing the boundaries of animation excellence.”

“Yancy’s expertise and leadership as a VFX Supervisor, most recently on the Academy Award-nominated “Nimona,” showcase his dedication to raising the bar in animated storytelling. His extensive experience, spanning over two decades and encompassing iconic projects like How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming and Boss Baby, perfectly aligns with our vision at 88 Pictures,” Shinde said.

“We believe Yancy’s arrival will not only elevate our technical capabilities but will also inspire and guide our creative endeavors. His unique perspective, honed by years of industry-defining work, will undoubtedly contribute to our continued success. As we embark on this exciting chapter together, we look forward to Yancy’s influence shaping the future of 88 Pictures.”

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