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About Kal


Kal Athannassov is a animation art director and character designer living in Burbank, California. He is currently a Lead Character Designer at Netflix Animation on an upcoming Adult Animated Show.

Previously, he was the Character Art Director at Baobab Studios, where he won an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Character Design in Animation for Crow: The Legend in 2019, and for Baba Yaga in 2021.

In 2016, Kal co-directed, and was the Art Director for the award-winning, animated short film, The Wishgranter. The film went on to win Best Animated Film at the 43rd Student Academy Awards®, the College Television Awards, Student BAFTANational Board of Review, and many more.



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