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Samuel Michlap
Biographical Information
Full Name Samuel Joseph Michlap
Born 1969
Home California
Occupation(s) Production Designer
Background Information
Character(s) Played
Samuel Joseph Michlap is a production designer at DreamWorks Animation, working on the visual designs and establishing the overall look for each feature animated film, and then managing the design through all the production departments.

He previously worked as a production designer at Imagi Studios (2007-2008) and Imagi Animation Studios (2007-2008), and was head of visual development at IDT Entertainment (2005-2007) and Starz Media (2005-2007). He previously worked as a production designer, art driector, and visual development artist at DreamWorks Animation (1996-2005), a layout artist at Disney Feature Animation (1992-1996), and as a journeyman layout artist at Walt Disney Feature Animation (1992-1996).

He also studied Illustration at California art Institute (1989-1992) and Bachelor of Arts, Illustration at the California State University-Northride (1987-1992).



  • Rise of the Guardians (2012) - visual development artist
  • Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) - visual development artist
  • Megamind (2010) - visual development artist
  • Monsters vs Aliens (2009) - visual development artist
  • Astro Boy (2009) - production designer
  • Everyone's Hero (2006) - visual development
  • Shark Tale (2004) - art director
  • Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) - visual development
  • The Road to El Dorado (2000) - additional art director
  • The Prince of Egypt (1998) - visual development
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) - key layout/workbook
  • The Lion King (1994) - layout assistant

Video Short

  • Night of the Living Carrots (2011) - art director

Video Documentary Short

  • A Fishified World (2005) - as himself</li>

    TV Movie

    • Shark Tale: Gettin' fishy with It (2004) - as himself

    TV Series Documentary

    • HBO First Look (2004) - as himself ('Shark Tale': Gettin' fishy with It)

    Concept Art

    Extenral Links

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