Timothy Bjorklund

Timothy Bjorklund

Writer and Director at Howlin' Fish Films

General Information

Experience

Director  - Kavaleer Productions Ltd

Director  - Brown Bag Films

Director of Development  - Ink Biscuits Studios

Director and Executive Producer  - The Walt Disney Company

Assistant Animator  - Colossal Pictures

Education

Masters of Fine Arts  - Graphics/Experimental Animation , CalArts

Recent News  

The executive producers are Russell Marcus, Bill Motz, Bob Roth and Timothy Björklund, who also serves as director.

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Timothy Björklund was born in San Francisco and from an early age wanted to work for NASA.Deciding he wasn't necessarily "mission control" material, Björklund began pursuing a career as an artist and received his Masters of Fine Arts in Graphics/Experimental Animation from CalArts in Southern California.Returning to San Francisco, he landed a position as an Assistant Animator at Colossal Pictures where he learned the art of flipping animation drawings.Realizing that animators were more popular - and earned more money, Björklund worked his way into their exclusive club.Björklund wrote and directed the first three seasons of "Rocko's Modern Life" and produced and directed the first season of "The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat" before becoming director of development for Ink Biscuits Studios.During his tenure there, he designed and directed the titles and bumpers for "Late Night Black and White" series, which received an Annie Award.Björklund also directed Disney's "Teacher's Pet" series for ABC, earning him two Emmy Awards.His direction of the "Teacher's Pet" feature film brought him wide critical acclaim.Björklund currently lives in Venice, California, with his animator/sculptor wife, Shawn, and their supremely talented four-year-old daughter, Jaimeson.Timothy Björklund was born in San Francisco and from an early age wanted to work for NASA.Deciding he wasn't necessarily "mission control" material, Björklund began pursuing a career as an artist and received his Masters of Fine Arts in Graphics/Experimental Animation from CalArts in Southern California.Returning to San Francisco, he landed a position as an Assistant Animator at Colossal Pictures where he learned the art of flipping animation drawings.Realizing that animators were more popular - and earned more money, Björklund worked his way into their exclusive club.Björklund wrote and directed the first three seasons of "Rocko's Modern Life" and produced and directed the first season of "The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat" before becoming director of development for Ink Biscuits Studios.During his tenure there, he designed and directed the titles and bumpers for "Late Night Black and White" series, which received an Annie Award.Björklund also directed Disney's "Teacher's Pet" series for ABC, earning him two Emmy Awards.His direction of the "Teacher's Pet" feature film brought him wide critical acclaim.Björklund currently lives in Venice, California, with his animator/sculptor wife, Shawn, and their supremely talented four-year-old daughter, Jaimeson.

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Timothy Björklund, Director
Kavaleer Productions has appointed former Disney director and producer, Timothy Björklund, as director of its Dublin-based studios. San Francisco-native Björklund - a two-time Emmy award winner (Outstanding Animation category) for his work on the Disney's TV series, Teachers Pet - has worked as a professional animator, writer, director and producer for more than 25 years. He trained in animation and film graphics at California Institute of the Arts before getting his first job in 1984 as an assistant animator with Colossal Pictures. Four years later he began directing. In 2010, he was in Dublin to direct the Nickelodeon Jr series, Olivia, at Brown Bag Films.

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