Technicolor has named Rusty Tracy as its new Creative Director for the Animation & Games team.
Reporting to Owen Hurley, Head of Studio, Tracy is responsible for maintaining the high standards and quality of all artwork created at Technicolor Animation & Games, serving as a champion of excellence and inspiration across all artistic disciplines and the team as a whole. Reviewing projects and providing creative input and guidance from beginning stages to final output, he ensures that client expectations on quality, style, and delivery are met and exceeded. Toward this goal, Tracy works closely with colleagues to build a positive studio culture, an efficient and effective pipeline, and studio-wide collaboration and knowledge sharing.
Prior to joining Technicolor, Tracy was a founding partner of the newly established animation division for Wind Dancer Films, where he held the position of VP Animation Production. As Head of Animation, he established the company's first animation studio located in Glendale, CA, where he executive produced original content for clients such as PBS Kids, Universal, and Apple. Previously at Nickelodeon, Tracy served as a Creative Director on an array of popular animated kids TV series, including Wallykazam, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, The Penguins of Madagascar, and more during his tenure there.
“Joining Technicolor Animation & Games is truly an exciting opportunity for me. Having worked with this amazing studio for over the last decade, I have witnessed firsthand as it blossomed into the prolific entertainment engine that it is today. I am thrilled to now be part of that creative dynamism and to work alongside some of the world’s best talent. Their accomplished approach to production management and artistic ingenuity has enabled them to become the industry’s top studio. I am elated to be part of this visionary family and to build upon all of their great achievements.”