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.

 

OUR FOUNDERS

Alex Woo

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

Stanley Moore

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.

Tim Hahn

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 DoryThe Good DinosaurToy Story of TerrorToy Story That Time ForgotToy Story Toons, Cars Toons, and several award-winning music videos and short films.

 
 

OUR TEAM

Director

Erik Benson

Story Artist

Vincent Lau

Series Editor

Greg Knowles

Production Coordinator

Natasha Sauls

Head of Story

Vlad Kooperman

Story & Art Manager

Hope Bogle

Story Artist

Jason Heaton

Assistant Editor

Bob Marty

Showrunner

Adam Campbell

Story Artist

Jessica Gallaher

Story Artist

Tyler Hendrix

Editorial & Script Manager

Rosemary Reese

Story Artist

Citlalli Anderson

Story Artist

Ben Mansfield

Studio Production Assistant

Gina Huang

Story Artist

Zachary Shore

Story Revisionist

Lauren Stutzriem

Story Artist

Ying Hsuan Chen

Story Revisionist

Sarah Sellers

Production Manager

Freddie Sulit

Lead Series Editor

Tom Christopher

Assistant Editor

Brandon Rein

Production Assistant

Claire Norris

 

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.

 

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