Born in New York, this animator is an ACSI certified teacher (Association of Christian Schools International), FIE certified (Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment), and a First Lego League (FLL) registered coach. He has been recognized by the Florida, Orlando Museum of Art for his fine art achievements, including sculpture, painting ,and wooden puzzle making. Working and teaching for Walt Disney Feature Animation Studios, in both California and Florida, for over twelve years, his contributions can be seen in ten feature films and several short films, including twice leading artistic teams responsible for Donald Duck. First in the short segment “Pomp and Circumstance” for “Fantasia 2000”, then again in a Goofy short made for television, “How to Haunt a House”.
His feature film credits include, “Aladdin”, “Lion King”, “Pocahontas”, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, “Hercules”, “Fantasia 2000”, “Mulan”, “Tarzan”, “Lilo and Stitch”, and “Brother Bear”.
Also, to his Disney credit, he led the clean up animation department for the artistic short film, “The Little Match Girl”, which was released as a bonus feature on the “Little Mermaid” dvd. He also helped create animated kiosks for Disney’s Theme Parks, particularly involving the character ‘Cogsworth’ from “Beauty and the Beast”. Prior to work at Disney, Vincent was hired by renowned animator Ralph Bakshi in California, to work on his film for Paramount Studios, entitled “Cool World”.
Building on his animation background from feature films, Vincent pursued his love for illustration, sculpting and storytelling by combining those skills into unique biblical murals, many of which grace the halls of churches around the country. He creates theatrical sets, and teaches art to students of all ages. He was an elementary, middle, and high school art teacher for Foundation Academy in Winter Garden, Florida, and is now teaching art and animation in his own facility called “Kablooie Studios”.
Vincent studied animation at Sheridan College in Toronto, Canada, and holds a Bachelor degree in Biblical Studies.