Mark Caballero

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Full Name:

Mark Caballero

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Date of birth:

15/12/1968

Biography


Mark Caballero is a 1st Generation Spanish American. After High school he studied at UCLA Extension and met Seamus Walsh. In 1998 Caballero worked with Walsh in making short films such as “Old Man and the Goblins” and in 1999 “Graveyard Jamboree with Mysterious Mose.” It was around this time that Caballero also worked on a stop motion animated show called “Celebrity Deathmatch.” He also self-studied stop-motion animation due to the fact that there was no real school to teach it at the time. Around 2002, he completed the unfinished film that was started in 1952 by Ray Harryhausen called The Story of the Tortoise and the Hare as a tribute to their hero.

He eventually formed his own stop motion production company called Screen Novelties with fellow stop motion animator/director Seamus Walsh and writing/producing Chris Finnegan. They were also involved in the launch off of Robot Chicken and Morel Orel on Adult Swim. He and his company have been mainly producing shorts over the years and in recent years they have been making them for Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network.

Family and early life


From Spanish descent. Family is the scientific type like doctors and scientists, but still supportive of a family member doing art. Has an uncle that was a film actor.

Career outline


During college Mark Caballero met Seamus Walsh and worked together to produce short films. They did short films using stop-motion animation and also worked on a few tv shows such as Celebrity Deathmatch and The Flintstones: On the Rocks. Eventually formed his own stop-motion production company with Seamus Walsh and Chris Finnegan. He also helped the launch of Robot Chicken and Moral Orel on Adult Swim.

Personal style


Personally likes to take a twist on things. Likes his work to have a whimsical feel. Likes to mix experimental things. Usually has an imaginative way of execution.

Influences


Ray Harryhausen Jim Henson Fleischer Brothers Sesame Street Seamus Walsh

Honors and awards


Atlanta Film Festival 1998-Won Audience Award and Special Jury Award for “Old Man and the Goblins” short with Seamus Walsh.  New York Expo of Short Films 2000-Won Bronze Awards for “Graveyard Jamboree with Mysterious Mose” short with Seamus Walsh.  Slamdance Festival 2001-Won Black & White Award for “Old Man and the Goblins” short with Seamus Walsh.  Emmy Awards 2008-Nominated for Emmy for Robot Chicken Star Wars with the executive producer, director, and writers.

Filmography


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References:


  • Harryhausen, Ray. The art of Ray Harryhausen. London: Aurum Press Ltd., 2005.
  • Harryhausen, Ray. Ray Harryhausen: an animated life. London: Aurum Press Ltd., 2003.


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