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Mike de Seve

Mike de Seve is an Emmy-nominated animation writer and director working in feature films and television. He is founder of Baboon Animation, a collective of some of the most accomplished animation writers in the US, with 31 Emmys among them and clients including Disney, Netflix, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and Warner Brothers.


At DreamWorks, Mike was a script consultant on six films, including Madagascar (on which he was also a sequence director), Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third, and he co-wrote the original story, with Mark Osborne, for Monsters vs. Aliens. At Paramount, Mike was a director and writer on the feature film Beavis and Butt-Head Do America.


In Television, Mike has head-written and/or directed for such iconic series as Angry Birds Toons, Sesame Street, Pocoyo and Saturday Night Live, and for numerous major clients such as Disney, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Television. 


He’s lately focused on applying his company’s skills and relationships toward progressive causes -- such as the launch of Baboon Animation Africa, integrating BIPOC talent into the industry, and addressing climate change with fun kids’ content.

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