Mike Milo is an Award-Winning animator/director/writer/producer. Currently he is writing and drawing for Disney’s Phineas and Ferb.
In 2006, Mike directed a pilot he created called Flavio for Nickelodeon/Frederator. He also just finished up producing. directing and animating an 8 minute industrial video for the PHMA. Recently, he collaborated and illustrated a book entitled Ribeye The Bullbarian and the Jewel of Baloni which can be purchased on Amazon. On the side he is actively pitching new and innovative ideas around Hollywood even as we speak!
Mike started out in the business in 1990 animating commercials for Broadcast Arts in NYC. From there his pencil took him out to Yosemite, CA as lead animator for software giant Sierra On-Line animating such classic video game greats as Leisure Suit LarrySpace Quest and Jones in the Fast Lane. Migrating down to LA for a warmer climate, he did layout and animation on several shows for Warner Bros, such as Tiny Toons, Tazmania, Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, Histeria, Shnookums and Meat, Pith Possum, Tex Tinstar, as well as Timon and Pumbaa for Disney.
Mike’s first directing job was at Film Roman where he was the Assistant Director on Gracie Film’s The Critic. Fortune smiled upon him and he was lucky enough to create and direct two shorts for Cartoon Network called Bloo’s Gang and The Ignoramooses“What a Cartoon” series. He then Animation Directed and Timed the latter half of The New Adventures of Johnny Quest at Hanna Barbera where he won two Golden Reel Awards.
Building on this success, Mike went on to direct Animaniacs, Histeria, Detention and eventually Pinky and the Brain, which earned him an Emmy Award for his directing skills in addition to 6 Emmy Nominations. From there he sold a show to Universal Studios called Cool Patrol about two super cops named Luke and Lester.
Mike criss-crossed over to live action when he was lucky enough to work with two of the most talented teenagers in Hollywood when he Supervising Directing Mary-Kate and Ashley in ACTION! for Dic Entertainment which currently airs on ABC Family.
From there Mike went on to collaborate with Atul N. Rao in creating the world’s first East Indian cartoon pilot for Cartoon Network called Swaroop.
From there he directed Polly and the Pockets , a Direct-to-Video film for Mattel, a CGI show for Mike Young Productions called Pet Alien , Xiaolin Showdown for the Kids WB and Findley the Fire Engine for Hallmark Entertainment.
Riding the storm of 3D in film Mike went on animate and head up the Animation Department at 3DBob Productions on the groundbreaking The Godman feature and lead animator for the new 3D PBS series Jay Jay’s Mysteries. After that leads up to what you just read at the beginning of this page!
During all this he managed to marry a princess, co-create two beautiful children, gain a lot of weight and lose a lot of hair.
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