Part 2 [12/03/2001]

“Down from the rough but noble hill tribes of Canada these 5 young TDs roll down, their souls hewn from the living rock of such towns as ‘Whoopdie’, ‘Mudness’ and ‘Shtum’. Trying to outrun their past in the secret experiments unwittingly pushed on them from an unforgiving government, they have injected an exuberance into the CG department that you would, in any other circumstances, have to kill someone to get.”
“I’m sorry — what was the question? Oh, RIGHT — the five new guys in CG. they’re a great bunch of guys.” – Senior CG Animator, Scott Easley

Mauricio Hoffman, Animator
Favorite cds: Heroes del Silencio, Soda-Stereo, Santana and the Grateful Dead.
Favorite films: Braveheart,The Iron Giant,Pulp Fiction, and the old Star Wars Trilogy.
Favorite foods: Pulparindo, Donuts and cheese.
Favorite video game: Warcraft 2, San Francisco Rush 2049 (special note: Marke sucks at S.F.R.2049 and will never beat me!!!)
What inspires you? Watersports, traveling, and big sums of money.
Favorite Oddworld Character: Sligs. They remind me of the police in my hometown Mexico City.
Favorite Saying: I don’t have a saying… I’m that poor.
Favorite thing to do when not at work: Fiesta & Siesta!!!
Favorite read: Lord of the Rings, The Clan of the Cave Bear
Favorite website:

Marke Pedersen, TD
Favorite cds: Any album from Bad Religion, Pennywise, Beastie Boys, Hooverphonic, Cadillac Tramps, Portishead, Paul Van Dyk and many, many more.
Favorite films: The Matrix, Heat, Strange Brew, Snatch, The Professional
Favorite foods: Jalapeno Thunder Crunch Potato Chips (which of course you can’t buy in the good ole’ U.S. of A)
Favorite video game: Tony Hawk 2
What inspires you? The OW Production Design Dept., music, …lap dances
Favorite Oddworld Character: Lara Croft, errr…ummm…I mean Big Bro Slig!
Favorite Saying: “NEW SNAKE!!!” “It’s a jelly”
Favorite thing to do when not at work: Mountain bike, snowboard, and furl.
Favorite read: What’s a book? – oh yeah, I liked The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories by Tim Burton
Favorite website:,

Iain Morton, TD
Favorite cds: Paul Oakenfold “Tranceport”, Shasha & Digweed “Northern Exposure”, Xen Cuts, Paul Van Dyk “Out There and Back”, anything by Sublime.
Favorite films: City of Lost Children, A Nightmare Before Christmas, Dark City, Edward Scissorhands, Blade Runner
Favorite foods: Chef Boyardee Ravioli
Favorite video game: Gorf
What inspires you? Dirt, grime, grit, metal, steam, weird and wonderful machines and creatures. OW production design.
Favorite Oddworld Character: Tha Big Bro Slig!
Favorite Saying: “How’s it goin eh?”
Favorite thing to do when not at work: Surf, snowboard, snowboard, and did I mention snowboard?
Favorite read: Maxim
Favorite website:

Matt Aldridge, TD
Favorite cds: Curve “Come Clean”, Massive Attack “Mezzanine”, Leftfield “Leftism”, Supreme Beings of Leisure, Smoke City “Flying Away”, Floater “Glyph”
Favorite films: Fight Club, The Matrix, Aliens, The Hunt For Red October, The Shawshank Redemption
Favorite foods: A nice thick steak.
Favorite video game: San Francisco Rush 2049
What inspires you? Movies, music, art and my friends.
Favorite Oddworld Character: The Rat.
Favorite Saying: “I laugh in the face of danger. Then I hide until it goes away.”
Favorite thing to do when not at work: Sleep or go to Disneyland. Preferably sleep.
Favorite read: Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Favorite website:

Ryan Ellis, TD
Favorite cds: Smashing Pumpkins, Recordings of People Falling Down Stairs, The Sounds of Cooking Bacon
Favorite films: The Hunt For Red October, Star Trek
Favorite foods: Junk food, anything bran
Favorite video game: Myst, Riven, San Francisco Rush 2049
What inspires you? Nature
Favorite Oddworld Character: The Almighty Raisin
Favorite Saying: “Is it boiling hot?”
Favorite thing to do when not at work: Eat, sleep and pretend to be intelligent.
Favorite read: The Lord of the Rings
Favorite website:

All are grads from Vancouver Film School in Canada. For more information about the 3D Animation program at Vancouver Film School go to

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