The Pros

Meet The Pros

You want to know more about who we are? This is the place to start. It’s quite hard to tell everything about ourselves in 100 words, but it will give you a good idea. You can learn even more about us by clicking on our links and visit our LinkedIn profile, IMDB page, personal blogs, etc. Happy reading!

See the Pros in action

Eric Lessard

Founder & Animation Critique Pro

Hi! Eric here, founder of Animation Critique. I am currently based in Quebec City, Canada. I have been working in the animation industry for over 20 years now. I am currently animation director at Squeeze Studio Animation. Before this, I worked as an animator and supervisor at Dreamworks Animation for almost 10 years, on movies like the Shrek and Madagascar franchises. Check out my LinkedIn and Imdb links below to learn more about me. Looking forward to seeing your work here at Animation Critique. Cheers!


Jeff Joe

Animation Critique Pro

Hello all! I am an Animation Director with twenty years of industry experience. I have worked at Blue Sky Studios back in their earlier years, including their short film “Bunny”, all the way up to and including the original “Ice Age”. From there, I transferred to Dreamworks Animation, where I worked for eleven years on projects such as “Shrek 2 and 3”, “Madagascar 1, 2, and 3”, “Over the Hedge”, “Turbo”, “Megamind”, and “Mr. Peabody and Sherman”, I’ve also mentored in my spare time up and coming animators at Animation Mentor for the past seven years, teaching their Intro to Animation course. See you soon!



Pablo Navarro

Animation Critique Pro

Hi everybody, Pablo here! I’m living in Barcelona, Spain, at the moment, mainly doing animation and direction from home. I’m one of those almost extinct dinosaurs that still do traditional animation……but without loosing touch of present tech and such. I’m still an animator, but I have been directing and supervising animation for quite a long time now. My main field of action is feature films, commercials, and tv series, plus some masterclasses I’ll give around Spain about acting for animation. I have been in the business since 1995, so lot of water under this bridge. Cheers to you all!



Darryn Posen

Animation Critique Pro

Hi everyone! I’m Darryn, an animation director based in Cape Town, South Africa. I have 13 years of experience and have worked on a number of film and television projects like the “Lion Of Judah”, “Jungle Beat” and “StickMan”. I also got to spend 18 months developing and teaching an animation course for a school in Norway, great country! I am now based at Triggerfish Animation Studios and have made the transition into the Games industry which is an awesome challenge! I love helping animators create work that they can be proud of, so I look forward to meeting you soon.



Tad Topping

Animation Critique Pro

Hey, how’s it going guys? I’m Tad, one of the lead animators at Squeeze Studio Animation based in my home town, Quebec City, Canada. And now I am the new kid on the block at Animation Critique! I have spent 7 wonderful years in this industry and have had the pleasure of working in several of its related areas such as videos games, tv shows, motion capture animation, advertisements and… my favorite… feature films! Some of the projects under my belt are “La guerre des tuques” (“Snowtime”) and Cracké (crazy slapstick TV show!) and currently, I am a lead animator on the feature film “Trolls: The Tale of a Tail”. I love helping other animators, like yourselves, to develop their full potential so I look forward to meeting you at!


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