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Yoichi Kotabe, Takashi Namiki & Bobby Chou

This is the second edition of Nemoland 2012 which takes place during the year.
After the May edition with 3 incredible guests, Alex Orrelle, Lindsey Olivares and Liron Topaz, who revealed their work in the world of digital animation in Pixar and Dreamworks, Nemoland returns with its 8th edition with the Cinema d animation and two young but talented Canadian artists.
This edition, where we were honored to host the legend of Japanese animation Master Yōichi Kotabe, who was awarded the prestigious NEMOLAND LEGEND award, the film producer and animation historian Takashi Tamiki and two incredible American artists, Kei Acedera and Bobby Chiu who have transformed their talents into incredible digital works known all over the world. The workshops were held in the fantastic Florentine settings of the prestigious Liceo d’Arte in Florence and in the historic Palazzo del Palagio and gave young Italian talents the opportunity to learn about the secrets that lie “behind” the production of important cinema productions. world animation.
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Yoichi Kotabe

Yoichi Kotabe was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1936. After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts, Yoichi started working at Toei Animation Studio in 1959. Here he works as an animator with his teachers Mori Yasuji, Akira Daikuhara and Daikichiro Kusube.
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Takashi Namiki

Takashi was born in Urawa, Saitama, in 1952. During his adolescence, he carefully studied manga magazines. He likes Toei feature films and at the same time aspires to be a Manga artist like Osamu Tezuka.
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Kei Acedera

Kei Acedera is the art director and co-owner of Imaginism Studios.
She is known for her imaginative character designs for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and her children’s book illustrations for Harper Collins.
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Bobby Chiu

Bobby Chiu is a Toronto-based artist and the founder of Imaginism Studios. He is known for his creature concepts and other fantastical and bizarre characters. Among the themes Bobby likes to explore are dissimulation, irony, and duality.