Kuku Studios is an animation house that aims to enrich people’s lives through the timeless power of storytelling. Whether it’s a feature film or an episodic series, we’re committed to crafting stories that not only delight and entertain, but also inspire audiences to grow.
Founder & CEO
Alex is an award-winning director with strong artistic vision and a natural instinct for storytelling. Prior to founding Kuku Studios, Alex was a Story Lead at Pixar Animation Studios, a director in development at LucasFilm Animation, and a Student Academy Award-winning filmmaker. Alex has a BFA in Film/TV Production from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
His credits list include Ratatouille, Wall•e, The Good Dinosaur, Finding Dory, the Student Academy Award-winning short Rex Steele: Nazi Smasher, and the Sundance New Frontier selection VR short, The Rose and I.
Co-Founder & VP of Creative
Stanley is an award-winning filmmaker with a deep, nerdy love for animation and an intrinsic taste for marketable creative content. His student film has won numerous awards in film festivals around the world. Prior to founding Kuku Studios, Stanley was one of the top Story Artists at Pixar Animation Studios. He holds a BA in Animation from Ringling School of Art & Design.
His credits list include Finding Dory, Monsters University, and the Oscar-winning short The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.
Co-Founder & VP of Production
Tim is an award-winning producer with a knack for bringing out the best in a creative team. Having led his production company Chinese Takeout Films to create multiple award-winning short films (both animated and live action), he is the glue that holds the team together. Prior to joining Kuku Studios, Tim worked in Production at Pixar Animation Studios. Tim holds a BA in Theater & Dance from Amherst College.
His credits include Finding Dory, The Good Dinosaur, Toy Story of Terror, Toy Story That Time Forgot, Toy Story Toons, Cars Toons, and several award-winning music videos and short films.
JOIN OUR TEAM
We’re looking for people who live and breathe storytelling, animation, film, and television.
We take our work seriously, but we don’t take ourselves seriously. Kuku Studios is a fun, highly-collaborative, and creatively-focused studio.
We hold ourselves to the highest creative standards, and align all of our resources in service of the stories we craft. Expect to push yourself to your creative limits, and to be proud and amazed at the work we'll make together.