Kobayashi drawn to Animal Logic

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Visual effects vet Hael Kobayashi has joined Animal Logic, the Sydney-based f/x house that is working on “Happy Feet,” helmer George Miller’s CGI pic for Warner Bros.

In the newly created role of digital artist manager, Kobayashi will oversee the recruiting, training and career development of the studio’s growing ranks of digi-talent. He reports to managing director Zareh Nalbandian.

Kobayashi was Industrial Light & Magic’s director of digital artists production. Before that, he held a variety of positions at PDI/DreamWorks, including line producer, production manager and production supervisor on “Antz” and “The Road to El Dorado.”

Animal Logic’s credits include “The Matrix” and “The Matrix Reloaded,” “Moulin Rouge” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.”

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