Tony White is a British Academy Award-winning animation director, animator, author and instructor. At the beginning of his career, he personally studied advanced animation techniques with some of the finest masters of the art-form. Specifically: Ken Harris (original lead animator of "Bugs Bunny," "Roadrunner," etc.), Art Babbit (original lead animator on "Pinocchio," "Fantasia," etc.) and Richard Williams (3 times Oscar winner and author of "The Animator's Survival Kit"). In addition to his 30+ years in the animation industry - where he made over 200 TV commercials, 2 TV Specials, several Short Films and the titles for "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" movie - Tony also has over 12 years full-time teaching experience at the highest level in the USA. Tony is founder of the "2D ACADEMY", which seeks to preserve, teach and evolve the art-form of traditional animation in this digital age. Indeed, it is Tony's ultimate ambition to provide a rare atelier-style studio/academy experience for his students, where they can gain industry experience by apprenticing with master professionals on original animated film projects. Tony's best-selling books include: "The Animator's Workbook"; "Animation from Pencils to Pixels ~ Classical Techniques for Digital Animators"; "How To Make Animated Films", "Jumping Through Hoops: The Animation Job Coach", "Animator's Notebook" and his latest, "The Animator's Sketchclub". Tony recently established the "My Animator's Sketchclub" animation network, where members can share, learn, teach, produce and celebrate animation on a worldwide basis. Pretty much a "Facebook for Animators" Tony's "Sketchie" community is a first for animators of all kinds!