After interning at Hanna-Barbera and Spumco, California native, Aliki Theofilopoulos truly began her career when she was hired by Walt Disney Feature Animation in 1995 as an animation trainee. She then went on to animate on such films as “Hercules,” “Tarzan,” and “Treasure Planet.” In 2002 she left Disney Features to continue her animated adventures in the world of television. Aliki has worked at Nickelodeon, Warner Brothers, and Disney T.V. as a Character Designer, Story Artist, and Writer. While at Nickelodeon, she created and co-executive produced two shorts for Nickelodeon/Frederator’s “Random Cartoons” show. She spent several years working at Disney TV as a Writer, Story Artist, and Emmy-nominated Songwriter on the highly-acclaimed show, “Phineas and Ferb.” She also wrote and story boarded a Minnie Mouse short for the Mickey Mouse Shorts program which was nominated for an Annecy Award in 2015. Aliki has enjoyed developing various projects for major studios like Nickelodeon and Disney, and took particular pleasure in directing and co-executive producing Frederator’s, “Doctor Lollipop” which was ALSO nominated for an Annecy Award (in 2014). Currently, Aliki is executive producing and directing on a new shorts series for Disney called, “Descendants: Wicked World” as well developing an original pilot for the studio.
Aliki Theofilopoulos lives in Los Angeles with her two children–her favorite characters of them all!
Walt Disney Television Animation, Director –To be announced new series and Overall development for TV Animation (July 2014-present)
Walt Disney Television Animation, Storyboard Artist/Writer/Lyricist “Phineas and Ferb” (September 2006 – January 2014) – helped shape the characters, stories and overall tone of the show.
“Mickey Mouse Shorts” (May 2013 – July 2013) – wrote and storyboarded a Minnie Mouse short for the program.
Walt Disney Television Animation, Creator and Co-Producer of “Unnamed Project” (January 2014 – currently in develeopment)
Frederator, Director and Co–Executive Producer on DR. LOLLIPOP for “Cartoon Hangover” series (Dec 2012 – Sept 2013)
Disney Junior, Creator and Co-Producer “Enchanted Schoolhouse” (May 2010 – December 2011)
Nickelodeon Animation, Creator/Co-Producer on GIRLS ON THE GO for “Random Cartoons” (January 2006 – June 2006)
Nickelodeon Animation, Creator/Co-Producer on YAKI AND YUMI for “Random Cartoons”( August 2005 – January 2006)
Warner Brothers TV Animation, Storyboard Assistant “Johnny Test” (March 2005 – July 2005)
Nickelodeon Animation, Character Designer/ Storyboard Assistant “Chalkzone” and “Catscratch” (October 2002 – March 2005)
Walt Disney Feature Animation, Rough Animation Assistant (traditional) (January 1996 – September 2002) Assisted Animation Greats such as Glen Keane, Eric Goldberg, John Ripa, Dave Pruiksima, and Brian Ferguson on films: Hercules, Mulan, Tarzan, Fantasia 2000, Atlantis, Treasure Planet, Home on the Range
Nickelodeon Animation, Character Designs for “Stripperella” (April 2002)
Walt Disney Feature Animation, Animation Trainee (September 1995 – August 1995)
Hanna-Barbera Productions, Production Assistant (January 1994 – August 1995)
Spumco, Production and Research Assistant (May 1994 – March 1995)
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Fine Art – May 1994
Nominated for an Emmy for song “Come Home Perry” on Disney’s Phineas and Ferb (2010)
Winner of The Greek American Foundation’s “40 Under 40” award of distinction, for contribution to the field of Animation
Doctor Lollipop’s acceptance to the prestigious Annecy Animation Festival and Toronto Animation Arts Festival International – 2014
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