Jonathan Paine is an award-winning Illustrator, Character Sculptor & Toymaker. His fun, memorable work has been seen in the Oscar Winning films, THE INCREDIBLES, RATATOUILLE and UP as well as the Oscar nominated CARS, ICE AGE, LIFTED and BOUNDIN’. He has over 10 years of Feature Animation production experience and worked on The Muppet Show by The Jim Henson Company (i fact he even MET Jim Hensen…funny story which you’ll hear about in this interview)
Film clients include: Pixar Animation Studios, and BlueSky Studios/20th Century Fox Animation. Jonathan has also created whimsical toys that include a series of STAR TREK saving banks and talking lunch boxes. In 1995 actress Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek Voyager) gave a Ferengi alien character lunch box to comedian and host, Jon Stewart during her interview on The Jon Stewart Show.
Toy product clients include: Disney Consumer products, Warner Bros., Thinkway Toys and Kraft General Foods.
Jonathan is currently celebrating the launch of his original bath tub toys called The Classic Monsters Collection!
You can find Jonathan and his amazing toys here: