Framestore announced that it has hired animation veteran Spencer Cook as animation supervisor for Disney’s upcoming film Beauty and the Beast.
Inspired by animation from an early age, Cook began his career in stop-motion animation, working across mediums including commercials and TV and for clients including MTV and the SciFi channel. He eventually moved to Hollywood to work as lead animator for Sony Pictures Imageworks on the Academy Award-nominated Hollow Man. He continued working for Sony on Sam Raimi‘s Academy Award nominated Spider-Man, and was promoted to animation supervisor for the Wachowski‘s Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions. He was nominated for a BAFTA and VES award for his work on Raimi’s Spider-Man 3.
Based at Framestore in Montréal, Cook will be an instrumental member of the senior animation team who guide and shape the character animation department. As a self-confessed “creature guy” Cook chose to join Framestore because of the history of strong creature animation and is excited to “continue to bring fantastic creatures to life in bigger and better ways.”