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ABOUT MAURICE "Skip" KIMBALL

 

Maurice "Skip" Kimball is a creative leader across multiple entertainment industries from TV animations, film, theme parks to AAA games. Visual development and design is the foundation of any great venture in entertainment storytelling. 

 

Currently, an Art Director at ICON Creative Studio Maurice is working on Disney's next exciting animated series.

 

During his career journey, Maurice was the Creative Director at Atomhawk Design, Vancouver Studio. Prior to co-founding the Vancouver Studio, he was an Art Director at Atomic Cartoons developing Super Dinosaur and on an unannounced film property. Before joining Atomic Maurice was an Art Director at DHX Media in Vancouver Canada working on Nickelodeon's animated series: BLAZE and the MONSTER MACHINES. 

 

Maurice began his career in 1993 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Animation from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  From there he embarked on a series of projects that carried him from Los Angeles, California to Vancouver, Canada. 

 

For two decades, his imaginative and thought-provoking art has been shaping the visual development from mature AAA games to children's properties in both the entertainment and educational industries of North America. 

 

Maurice has worked as an Animator, Illustrator, Conceptual Design Artist, and Art Director on a myriad of projects for such studios as DHX Media, Disney, Warner Brothers, Universal Creative, Nickelodeon, Microsoft Studios, LeapFrog, Brain Quest, Knowledge Adventure, and such Mattel properties as Fisher-Price and Barbie. 

 

Heavily influenced by animated and literary classics, he believes in the imaginative power of storytelling as a means of unlocking new ideas and encouraging children to celebrate their originality.  Whether through children's interactive gaming, toys, animated series, educational programming, or unforgettable theme parks, Maurice has been a positive influence for years in creating endearing memories for the lives of children and their families.  The guiding force in all that he has produced stems from his adventures as a child as well as the magical and challenging experiences of fatherhood.  It is his passion to envision the impossible and his hope to inspire children with what is probable.

PARTIAL CLIENT LIST BELOW

 

LIST OF PUBLISHED GAME TITLES
 

Project Spark

Sleeping Dogs
Net GEO TV
Happy Action Theater
Kinectimals
Thor
PROTOTYPE
Jumpstart Product 3D re-launch
Barbie Rapunzel
Barbie Swan Lake
Barbie Ranch
Jurassic Park Institute
Jumpstart 3rd Grade
Jumpstart 2nd re-launch
Jumpstart 1st Grade
What’s Her face
Jumpstart 2nd Grade
Jurassic Park Scan Command
Jumpstart Artist
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Dear America
Jumpstart 1st Grade
Score
Teletubbies
Math Blaster for 2nd Grade
Math Blaster Ages 9-12
Reading Blaster Ages 4-6
Math Blaster Pre- Algebra
Fisher Price Discovery Farm
Reading Blaster Ages 9-12
French for the Real World
Fisher Price Ready for School
Math for the Real World
Orbit’s World
Orbit’s World of Being Selfish
Orbit’s World of Whining
Archie’s
The Multimedia Bug Book
The Multimedia Bird Book
Brian Quest 1st Thru 7th Grade
Brian Quest Kindergarten
Brian Quest Preschool
The Book Of Tells
Archibald’s Guide to the Wonders
Birds of North America
Gettysburg
Time Out Sports Baseball
2001 Odyssey
Quarter Pole Horse Racing

 

LIST OF UNPUBLISHED GAME TITLES

Zooboomafoo
Eloise
Dinatopia
Croc Hunter
Joise the Pussy Cats

ANIMATED PROJECTS CREDITED

 

Ledged of Hallowaiian

Super Dinosaur                    

BLAZE and the Monster Machines

Leap Frog Series
The Family Guy
Electric Piper
My Little Pony
The Lone Ranger
Camp Chaos

                     SPECIAL PROJECTS

Unannounced Theme Park

HALO: Franchise visual exploration, Microsoft Studios
FABLE: Franchise visual exploration, Microsoft Studios
Star Wars KINECT: Early visual development, MS
Disney On-Line Studios: "unannouced project"
Universal Theme Park, Osaka, Japan
Museum of Austria, Special Exhibit
World of Life Theme Park, Wacky World Studios
The Executioner, Independent Film Project
Children Book, Footprints of Dinoville
Echo Rangers, Snap TV

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