Paul Downs is a screenwriter, animator and educator with seventeen years of experience spanning film, commercial and video game production. Paul has written and developed projects for Cartoon Network, 20th Century Fox, and a live-action family film being produced by Smart Entertainment ("Ted", "Blades of Glory", "Anger Management"). Paul's animation credits include "Robots", the "Ice Age" franchise, "Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who", "Rio", "Epic", "Free Birds", "Spies in Disguise", the 2017 Oscar® nominated film "Ferdinand" as well as the two short films "Surviving Sid" and the Oscar® nominated, "No Time for Nuts.” Paul lives in Florida, with his wife Jen and their two children, where he teaches Story/Animation at Ringling College of Art and Design.
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