Manish Kumar

Co Founder & Head of Animation

“Who would have thought a mouse can become a chef and what does it take for an iron made boxy robot named Wall E to skip your heart beat with emotions and can also make millions of dollars…!! That’s the power of a good yet simple animation. I want to develop such animation talent at 88 Pictures and we are not very far from it!!!”

As the head of animation, Manish is responsible for getting the best animation out from 88 Pictures and develop a world class team of some of the finest animators the industry has ever seen. It is his unwavering endeavor to keep pushing the quality and envelop for the animators by developing their innate acting skills, body mechanics, performances and nuances of finest animation performances!

Manish has been trained under some of the finest animation directors in Hollywood. He has spent more than 15 years in the industry, majority of the time has been with DreamWorks India unit from its inception having worked on almost all the successful franchise of DreamWorks like Shrek, Madagascar, How To Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda among others. Prior to DreamWorks, Manish has worked on several TV shows, DVD features and commercials.

At 88 Pictures, Manish started the animation team with a handful of animators, relentlessly training them to be attuned to the quality benchmark and in turn pushing the entire team to produce some of the finest animation that is coming out of the studio and the industry.

When Manish is not anim directing the animators, he is busy thinking and finding ways how to get better himself and direct the animators better.