Sebastian Kapijimpanga is an Animation Supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks, most recently completing work on THE EMOJI MOVIE.
Kapijimpanga previously supervised animation on the live-action GHOSTBUSTERS reboot, THE SMURFS 2 and THE SMURFS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL and served as lead animator HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA, THE SMURFS, and G-FORCE.
Kapijimpanga's other Imageworks credits include: ALICE IN WONDERLAND, which was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Visual Effects, I AM LEGEND, BEOWULF, SURF'S UP, MONSTER HOUSE, and THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE.
Prior to joining Imageworks, Kapijimpanga worked as a Character Animator on EVERYONE'S HERO while at IDT. He was also one of four principal animators on the film RYAN, which won an Academy Award® for Best Animated Short in 2004.
In 2001, Kapijimpanga graduated from "Max the Mutt" Animation School in Toronto, Canada with a diploma in classical animation. He furthered his education by studying 3D digital animation at Seneca College, where he earned a certificate in 2002.
Kapijimpanga is a native of Canada.
Name your three favorite movies:
THE IRON GIANT - no need to explain that one... It's just perfect. THE PRINCESS BRIDE - my kids and I share a special love for this movie. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING - I was completely blown away by this movie the first time I saw it in theaters. I actually sat through it twice!
What is your proudest achievement while working at Imageworks?
It's difficult to identify a single event that overshadows all others. I would say that over the years at Imageworks, there have been a collection of "Ahh moments" that gave me a great sense of satisfaction in my work, from the moment I walked into the Sony Studios in Culver City to the many "moments" when a character transitions from being an animation to a living, breathing, believable character.
What inspired you to become involved in making movies?
Animation is the place where two of my passions meet - acting and drawing.