Michael Swanigan

@swandoggie5

Animation Director / Storyboard Artist

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MICHAEL SWANIGAN
Art Department | Animation Department |

4 time Emmy Award winning Animation Director / Storyboard Artist Michael Swanigan is a veteran artist with over 30 years of hands-on experience in all areas of animation. Producing, Directing, animating, layouts, storyboarding, development and writing, Michael has done it all.

He was director/storyboards for on the emmy-award winning CGI animated series Voltron (26 eps.), and Horrible Histories (26 eps.) for Mike Young Prods. He has worked as the senior board artist on Saban's Captain America and Silver Surfer and DIC's Pocket Dragons, he also worked on Sony's Men in Black, Extreme Ghost Busters and he served as award-winning producer/director of Film Roman's The Mask series seen nation wide and worked on the Simpsons, produced the animated series the Blues Brothers syndicated series for New Line. Swanigan has worked on Disney's first and only action/adventure series, Gargoyles, as well as for almost every animation studio in town, including Walt Disney, Hanna-Barbera, Filmation, DIC, Warner Bros., Bluth, Sony, Marvel, Ruby-Spears and even did some live-action storyboards for Landmark Ent.

His animation credits include Ben 10 Alien Force (2009) as well as the Spider-Man (the 90s series, as as well as the '80's series), The Fantastic Four, Iron Man,The X-Men, He-Man, G.I. Joe. Some of his many comedy series are Tiny Toon Adventures, Fat Albert, Sonic the Hedgehog, Hammer Man, Garfield and Friends, as well as two Flip Wilson prime-time specials and many more. He was storyboard supervisor on Mighty Max, for Film Roman as well as Dennis the Menace, Double Dragon, Sonic and other DIC and Hanna-Barbera series, just to name a few. There are many more to name.

Swanigan is a 30-year veteran of animated film production. He divides his time as a professional animator/storyboard artist and adjunct professor of animation. He has a body of creative work in animation: drawn, cutout, or traditional. With teaching experience, and is comfortable teaching drawing; idea development. Able to teach traditional film techniques.

Other Pertinent Information:
Producer - the Mask series (26 eps. / Emmy Award)
Director / storyboards - Voltron (26 eps./Emmy Award) 
Horrible Histories (26 eps.)
TOON Magazine- Publisher, editor, writer, art director, magazine layout and cover designer.
Seminar/Workshop - A Presentation on Animation Careers at Westwood College
Hanna-Barbera World of Super Adventurer - Writer
Animation by Filmation - Writer
Storyboard Artist/Layouts -
The Simpsons (Emmy Award)
Tutensatein (Emmy Award)

Art Direction Experience:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0841682/
6/81 to Present
Combined filmography:
1. Bionicle: Mask of Light (2003) (V) [Storyboard Artist] ... aka Bionicle: Mask of Light - The Movie (USA: DVD box title)
2. “Ozzy & Drix” (2002) TV Series [Storyboard]
3. “The Proud Family” (2001) TV Series [Storyboard]
4. “Horrible Histories” (2001) TV Series [Storyboard Artist]
5. “Static Shock” (2000) TV Series [Storyboard] [Assistant Director]
6. “The Silver Surfer” (1998) TV Series [Storyboard]
7. “The Silver Surfer” (1998) TV Series [Storyboard]
8. Fantastic Four (1997) (VG) [Storyboard]
9. “Battletech” (1995) TV Series [Storyboards]
10. “Spider-Man” (1994) TV Series [Storyboard]
11. “Gargoyles” (1994) TV Series [Storyboard]
12. “X-Men” (1992) TV Series [Storyboard Artist]
13. “The Simpsons: The Call of the Simpsons (#1.7)” (1990) TV Episode [Layout Artist]
14. “The Simpsons: There’s No Disgrace Like Home (#1.4)” (1990) TV Episode [Layout Artist]
15. “Alf Tales” (1988) TV Series [Storyboard Artist] (as Mike Swanigan)
16. “The Simpsons: Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (#1.1)” (1989) TV Episode [Layout Artist]
17. “Alf Tales” (1988) TV Series [Storyboard Artist] (as Mike Swanigan)
18. “Superman” (1988) TV Series [Storyboard]
19. “Foofur: Russian Through New York (#1.18)” (1986) TV Episode [Story Director]
20. “Foofur: This Little Piggy’s on TV (#1.14)” (1986) TV Episode [Story Director]
21. “Foofur: A Royal Pain (#1.10)” (1986) TV Episode [Story Director]
22. “Foofur: Nothing to Sneeze At (#1.11)” (1986) TV Episode [Story Director]
23. “Rock ‘n’ Wrestling” (1985) TV Series [Storyboard] ... aka Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling (USA: complete title)
24. “She-Ra: Princess of Power” (1985) TV Series [Storyboard]
25. G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra (1984) (TV) [Design]
26. “Mister T” (1983) TV Series [Story Director] (as Mike Swanigan)
27. “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe” (1983) TV Series [Storyboard Artist] ... aka He-Man (USA: short title)
28. “Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends” (1981) TV Series [Storyboard]
... and many more.

DVD Commentary Tracks:
THE BEST OF HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE:
TOP 10 COLLECTOR’S EDITION DVD SET
Released July 12, 2005.
HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE:
SEASON ONE, VOLUME ONE BOXED DVD SET
Released October 18, 2005.
HE-MAN AND SHE-RA
A CHRISTMAS SPECIAL!
December 6, 2005.
HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE:
SEASON ONE, VOLUME TWO BOXED DVD SET
February 14, 2006.
HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE:
SEASON TWO, VOLUME ONE BOXED DVD SET
June 6, 2006.
THE BEST OF SHE-RA: PRINCESS OF POWER:
TOP 5 EPISODES &
“SECRET OF THE SWORD”
COLLECTOR’S EDITION DVD SET
July 18, 2006.
FLASH GORDON — THE COMPLETE SERIES
COLLECTOR’S EDITION DVD SET
July 18, 2006.
SPACE SENTINELS & FREEDOM FORCE — THE COMPLETE SERIES
COLLECTOR’S EDITION DVD SET
August 22, 2006.
BLACKSTAR — THE COMPLETE SERIES
COLLECTOR’S EDITION DVD SET
August 22, 2006.
HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE:
SEASON TWO, VOLUME TWO BOXED DVD SET
September 19, 2006.
• Defenders of the Earth Volume One DVD Set
(October 10, 2006)
• Groovie Goolies: The Saturday “Mourning” Collection DVD Set
(October 24, 2006)
• She-Ra: Princess of Power: Season One, Volume One DVD Set
(November 7, 2006)
• Dungeons & Dragons — The Complete Series DVD Set
(December 5, 2006)
• Ghostbusters: The Animated Series Volume One DVD Set
(February 27, 2007)
• She-Ra: Princess of Power: Season One, Volume Two DVD Set
• Defenders of the Earth: Volume Two DVD Set
(April 3, 2007)
• Hero High — The Complete Series DVD Set
• Ghostbusters: The Animated Series Volume Two DVD Set
(May 22, 2007)

...and more!!

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