Back in 2005, I had the opportunity at Project Firefly (assisting a company called Cecropia) to animate on a video game featuring traditional animation, named "The Act". We had a blast working on it, and the assumption at the time was that it would soon be playable as a tabletop arcade game and eventually on a home game. As it turned out, technology took a few years more to catch up, and it's now an app you can play on your smartphone!
Earlier in the year, I participated in a presentation hosted by the Disney Events Group. As a surprise for the guests at the end, I gave out original "recreated" clean-up drawings based on beloved characters from Disney's animated features.
Not long after Disney's Florida animation studio closed, I was very fortunate to be hired at Project Firefly, a small, local studio which was started by fellow former Disney animation artists. The ironic thing is that a big percentage of the work we did was still for Disney, and there were so many opportunities for professional growth. For example, I storyboarded some sequences in "Cinderella III", the direct-to-DVD sequel, as well as early versions of the "TinkerBell" movie, and along with John Hurst (now with Blue Sky), about 75% of "Pooh's Heffalump Halloween". I'm very grateful for the three years I had there, and all the experience and friendships it provided.
Recently, I had the pleasure of helping bring some Disney magic to a family's redesigned home on HGTV's "My House Goes Disney", which ties in with Disney's new Art of Animation Resort. Here's the link: http://www.officialbrandonjohnson.com/hgtv/watch-my-house-disney/ if you'd like to see the episode. My part is about 31 minutes in.