The Entertainment Corner's Interview with Illustrator and Author Rich Arons.

Rich Arons is a distinguished and accomplished artist, working in the Animation industry since 1978. He has written and illustrated a series of children's books about "TURBIE THE TURTLE-DUCK," being published by Hound Comics. Each of the TURBIE books illustrations is a fully realized work, painted in Rich’s unique style. These are fanciful tails about the comical and at times dramatic adventures of a young boy and his unusual flying pet. Trained in classical drawing, he studied animation and earned his degree at the Disney school at the California Institute of the Arts, under several great Disney artists of animation's golden era. As a founding member of Gang of Seven Animation, Rich has directed dozens of TV shows, commercials and has co-directed the CGI feature film, “The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.” Rich developed, directed and produced hundreds of television cartoons for Steven Spielberg including such hits as "Tiny Toon Adventures", "Animaniacs", "Freakazoid!" and "Toonsylvania", winning 2 Emmy awards, a George Foster Peabody award and a Cartoons on the Bay award. He's also written songs for several memorable musical cartoons he directed. Rich has also worked on story for several major feature films, in both traditional and CG animation styles. He has co-directed the CG feature film “The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.” He story directed on Warner Brothers' Space Jam starring Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny and has helped story develop Twentieth Century Fox's Ice Age as well as computer animated for Steven Spielberg's production of Casper The Motion Picture. His Youtube Channel youtube.com/richarons has original cartoons such as his ‘Binky and Little Treezer Series” as well as his “Birthday Happy to you” Cartoon greeting cards. Member National Cartoonists Society

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