max graenitz

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profile

Artist, Illustrator. Animation director/designer and animator on feature film projects, commercials and title sequences. Traditional animation background, 20 + years experience in Europe and the United States. Owner of Studio Graenitz and partner in Pickle House USA. Clients include DreamWorks, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Disney and more.

movie work

    2011 to Present

Smallfoot | Warner Brothers Animation | animation: musical sequence, game

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul | 20th Century Fox | directing/design/storyboard: animated sequences, opening and end credits, game sections

Shiverstone Castle | TMG | animation/design/storyboard:  opening sequence, end title sequence

Kidnap | Di Bonaventura Pictures | directing/design/storyboard: animated sequences 

Full In | Storyboard/poster design

Kirby Buckets | Disney XD | directing/design/storyboard: intro sequence, animated sequences

Torrente 5 | Antena 3 Films | animation: animated sequence

The Boxtrolls | Laika Entertainment | animation: end title sequence

The Process | Mayrae Productions | animation: title  

300 Worte Deutsch | ZDF/Arte | animation/design: title sequence

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days | 20th Century Fox | directing/design/storyboard: animated sequences, opening and end credits    

Woman in Love | Universal Pictures International | animation/design: title sequence

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules | 20th Century Fox | directing/design/storyboard: animated sequences, opening and end credits

          1991 to 2010  

The Lego Ninjago Movie | Warner Brothers Animation | storyboard: "Ninjago Chicken" short

Neighbors from Hell | DreamWorks Animation | animation: 6 episodes

Astro Boy | Imagi Animation Studios | animation: "Our Friends The Robots"

Hands off Mississippi | Boje Buck Produktion | animation/design: title sequence

Simon Bloom | Walden Media | storyboard

Sunday Pants | Cartoon Network | animation: segment "The Topside Rag”

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle | Jersey Films | visual development/storyboard

Catwoman | Warner Brothers | visual development/storyboard 

Down with Love | Fox 2000 Pictures | animation: title sequence

The Road to El Dorado | DreamWorks Animation | animator: "Chief"

The Prince of Egypt | DreamWorks Animation | animator: "Moses"

Balto | Amblin, Universal Pictures | animator: "Jenna"

We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story | Amblin, Universal Pictures | animator

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West | Amblin, Universal Pictures | animator

         

commercial work

          2018

Apple - Celebrate Creativity | Psyop | In-store Display/Ad campaign  - design/animation

Botox - Take a Stand | Psyop | Ad - animation

          2017

Welfy Q. Deederhoth | Laster Media | Book Cover - design/illustrations

Fanta Remix - Mike Will | Moxie Joe | Ad - animation

Super School Project | Los York | Ad - design/animation

Intuit - Grasshopper Blue Green | Response Shop | Ad - animation

          2016

Dylan Gardner - Sign Language | Warner Brothers | Album Cover - design/final art

Nick CCI | HouseSpecial | Ad - animation

DOTA 2 | HouseSpecial | Ad - animation

Xbox - Recore | Psyop | Ad - design/animation

Oreo - French Bread | Psyop | Ad - design/animation

First Friends | FristSecond, Macmillan Books | Graphic Novel - color design, coloring

Oculus Rift - Kismet | Psyop | VR Experience - animation

          2015

FX - Simpsons | Royale | Ad - animation

Oreo - Wonder | Psyop | Ad - design/animation

CVS Pharmacy | Standard Time LA | Ad - animation

Cupa Engage | Integrated Worldwide | Online Game - design/concept/animation

Erasmus Twiddle | Laster Media | Book - cover design/illustrations

Google | Royale | Ad - animation

Egoli Tossel | Animated Logo ID - design/concept/animation

Faith No More - Sunny Side Up | Ipecac Records |  Music Video Pitch - co director/storyboard

Suntory Water | Acme Filmworks | Ad - animation

Sprite | Picklehouse | End tag - design/animation

Toyota | Royale | Ad - animation

     education 

FOS School of Graphic and Communication Design, Munich, Germany - Bachelor Diploma 1986 

IFOG Academy of Design and Illustration, Munich, Germany – 1987

       skills  

Directing, 2-D animation, storyboarding, drawing, illustration, Photoshop, After Effects, Adobe Animate, Flash, silkscreen printing, bilingual (German-English)