Andrew Simmons

I am a 15-year animation veteran from the Walt Disney Animation Studio in Orlando, FL. I worked on most of the movies from The Little Mermaid to Brother Bear doing various jobs as: Cel Painter, Traditional Film Camera, and Final Check. While working at the studio, I spent many hours learning exactly how Disney went about telling a story. I was able to watch film stories grow and refine as the process of completing the film went along. Soon I started writing and developing my own ideas and the short film, The Flower, was one of those.

Since I left Disney I have been published twice: first in the manga: TOMO: I Was an Eighth Grade Ninja and secondly in the Veggie Tales Bible. The 1st Tomo manga won a Bronze Medal for excellence from the Moonbeam Children’s book awards. I have also done some self-publishing and you can learn about my Isaiah Tiller book series here.