Shimmer and Shine creator/genie Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz cut her teeth in post-production at Nickelodeon, learning all she could from My Life As A Teenage Robot, Dora the Explorer, Go Diego, Go and Ni Hao, Kai-Lan before creating magic on her own hit series. Farnaz doesn’t just walk she runs us through her career journey, explaining how she broke through the boxes that people tried to put her in, and the misconception that preschool animation is “easy.” Get ready for a shot of animation energy and inspiration by this amazing talent and self-proclaimed spontaneous planner.
Tremendous thanks to Farnaz for joining us! Follow Farnaz on her Instagramand Twitter for lots more Shimmer and Shine!
Keep up with our intrepid host Hector on his own Twitter and Instagrampages. And stay tuned to NickAnimation25 next week for our interview with animation legend, the voice of “Yakko Warner” from Animaniacs, “Pinky” from Pinky and the Brain, and two generations of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (”Raphael” and “Donatello,” respectively) the great Rob Paulsen!
I’ve always loved Little Golden Books. As an artist, it was seriously a dream of mine to work on one. And now, the third Little Golden Book I illustrated was released today. Thank you, Nickelodeon and Random House!
The book is available on Amazon and bookstores as well!