About Oakley Animation

For over two decades, Christopher Oakley has worked as a character animator and director on high-profile projects in film, television, and games. Recently, Christopher began work on concert videos and Web-based content.

He began his career as a stop-motion character animator where he brought characters to life for ad campaigns such as Bud Bowls I and II, the Pilsbury Doughboy, Hershey’s Kisses, Quincy’s Restaurants, and J.C. Penney. He also directed commercials for such products as Arm & Hammer, ECKO Baker’s Secret, and Kellogg’s Froot Loops. Christopher is probably best known for directing and animating the popular “Penny Cartoons” for the smash hit CBS television show Pee-wee’s Playhouse.

Christopher was recruited by Walt Disney Feature Animation to be a CG character animator on their groundbreaking, computer-animated feature film, Dinosaur. After spending four years on that project, Christopher spent an additional year bringing “Genie” from Aladdin to life in 3-D for the Magic Lamp attraction at Disneyland Tokyo. He subsequently worked as a CG character animator on Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (DreamWorks), Scooby Doo (Warner Bros.), Stuart Little 2 and Men in Black II (Sony).

Christopher was then recruited to raise the quality of animation at EA (Electronic Arts) Games in Los Angeles, where he spent four years leading a team of 18 animators on the popular “Medal of Honor” series.

Using the new capabilites of Adobe Flash, he was hired to animate and direct animation for Madonna’s “Sticky and Sweet” world concert tour, where his animation (based on many of the characters created by legend Keith Haring) currently plays on 5-story screens surrounding Madonna and the show’s dancers during the song “Into the Groove.”

Christopher is now developing a children’s television show that he wrote and will direct for a production company in his home town of Asheville, North Carolina. He is also an avid painter and photographer. You can view his art at www.christopheroakley.com.

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