New Jersey native NATHAN LOOFBOURROW (Character TD Supervisor) knew that he wanted to work in the emerging field of computer animation after seeing the film “Tron,” when he saw how computers could play a significant part in the filmmaking process. Loofbourrow began his career working on video games at Z-AXIS and Radical Games. He went to work for PDI in 1998, and transferred down to DreamWorks Animation in 2001 to help construct the studio’s 3D pipeline.
Prior to “Kung Fu Panda,” Loofbourrow served as a character technical director of the groundbreaking hit “Shrek” and as Head of Character TDs on “Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas” and “Shark Tale.” In between projects he also worked with the character setup departments on “Shrek the Third” and “Bee Movie.”
Loofbourrow received his BS in Mathematics and Computer science from Carnegie Mellon University and his MS in Computer and Information Science from Ohio State University. He served as a Member of the Executive Board for the Animation Guild from 2004 to 2007. He also delivers guest lectures at universities throughout the world.