of animated features and series, and a storyboard artist, Arna shares
a love of film storytelling with her husband and partner, director/writer
John van Bruggen.
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work in animation includes:
Storyartist on TOTAL
2006: Storyartist on RUBY GLOOM. Check
out this RUBY GLOOM site.
2005/6: Storyartist on MISS
SPIDER; another Nelvana 3D show! Click here
for the Scholastic Website. Click here
for Nelvana's MISS SPIDER page. (full title)
Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends, a Nelvana/Absolute Pictures
co-production, airs on Nickelodeon in the US and TELETOON in Canada.
Lots of care has gone into this one. My husband John
is one of the scriptwriters! Directed by Lynn Reist and Neil Affleck.
2005/6/7: Storyartist on a nifty television
series 6TEEN. Produced
by Nelvana, created
Animation. Directed by Karen Lessmann.
2004/05: Storyartist on SKYLAND,
a new SCI FI motion capture series developed by METHOD FILMS in
France and 9STORY
ENTERTAINMENT in Toronto for FRANCE 2. Click here
to see one of my Skyland sequences that I edited in Flash.
2004: Storyboard artist on a CGI feature sequence
for C.O.R.E Digital
Pictures in Toronto.
Co-Creator and Director, COOLMAN!.
TO SCHOOL WITH FRANKLIN,
a 45 minute direct-to-DVD special scripted by John
Storyartist on PEEP
AND THE BIG WIDE WORLD, for 9STORY
ENTERTAINMENT and WGBH EDUCATIONAL
Directed by Rick Marshall. PEEP was created by Kai Pindall.
2002: Storyartist on CLONE
High's US MTV Site) Arna completed 5 boards on this primetime
series for MTV, sharing each 22 minute show with Paul Bouchard,
another fine storyboard artist.
2000/01: A.D. and LEICA director for FRANKLIN
AND THE GREEN KNIGHT and FRANKLIN'S
MAGIC CHRISTMAS, based on the little green turtle from KID'S
CAN PRESS. Both FRANKLIN specials were directed by John
1998: Storyartist on RETURN
TO NEVERLAND, the sequel to PETER PAN, developed and boarded
at DISNEY CANADA in 1998. Directed by Robin Budd.
Storyartist on THE KING'S BEARD an animated feature film
written and directed by Tony Collingwood for COLLINGWOOD
O'HARE, London, UK.
Storyartist on BEETLEJUICE, DOG CITY, and BOB
AND MARGARET, Alison
Snowden and David Fine's humourous
prime time animated television series based on the BOB'S
Director of Seasons Two and Three of LITTLE
BEAR, the children's animated series based on the books by Elsa
Holmelund Minarek and Maurice Sendak. Co-director and story editor for
Season Two was Ray Jafelice. Ray was original director on Season One.
LITTLE BEAR Season Two won a GEMINI
AWARD in Canada in the category of Best Children's Program
Director of the very first CARE BEARS MOVIE. A blockbuster hit,
it won a GOLDEN
REEL AWARD for the highest grossing Canadian film in 1986.
storyboard superviser on the original EWOKS
ADVENTURE HOUR animated television series.
Senior storyboard superviser on the original 65 half-hours of the INSPECTOR
GADGET animated television series.