Congo Born Animator Sidney Kombo won at the 2020 Annie Awards for 'Character Animation – Live-Action Avengers: Endgame'

The creative stars, aspiring talents and industry gurus of animation gathered at UCLA’s Royce Hall on Saturday evening for the 47th Annie Awards. Presented by ASIFA-Hollywood, the annual black-tie affair celebrated the greatest animated achievements in feature film, episodic, short film, commercial, VR, games and VFX, with 32 awards categories.

At the 47th Annie Awards, Sidney Kombo- the Congo born animator won an award as animation supervisor on Character Animation in a Live Action Production: Avengers: Endgame alongside Sam Sharplin, Keven Norris, Tim Teramoto, Jacob Luamanuvae-Su’a (Weta Digital)

 

CGAfrica congratulates Sidney on this incredible feat and wishes him success on his next project Avengers (currently in production)

You can watch CGAfrica's previous conversation with Sidney Kombo on how he started his animation career here.

 

Sidney Kombo-Kintimbo's Profile

As an Animation Supervisor, Sidney ensures that the animation his team delivers is the best in the industry, whether it’s achieved through performance capture, keyframe animation, or a combination of both.

Sidney joined Weta Digital in 2015 as a Senior Animator on The Jungle Book and went on to work on War for the Planet of the Apes and Avengers: Infinity War as an Animation Supervisor.

Sidney has an Infographist degree from the Emile Cohl Art Academy. Outside work, he dedicates his time to building a CG education program for African youth.

Prior to Weta, Sidney worked at Framestore, London and Industrial Light and Magic. He was a Senior Animator on Alfonso Cuarón’s Oscar winning Gravity, and a Sequence Supervisor and Character Lead Animator for the majority of Rocket Raccoon’s shots in the first Guardians of the Galaxy. His credits also include The BFG, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Paddington, and he has recently wrapped on Avengers: Endgame.

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