The crew of Arlo the Alligator Boy takes a deep dive into the design and creation of this exciting new hand drawn, musical feature. The panel includes a conversation with Ryan Crego (Creator), Israel Sanchez (Art Director), Michelle Park (Paint/Color Lead) and David De Pasquale (Lead Character Designer), as they explore their process in bringing this stunning visual achievement to the screen.
Moderated by Maija Burnett
Upon learning that he is from New York City, Arlo, a wide-eyed boy who is half human and half alligator, decides to leave his sheltered life in the swamp and search for his long lost father. The animated musical movie, Arlo the Alligator Boy, will launch Arlo’s journey as he meets a group of misfits who quickly become his new family. Once Arlo’s adventure lands him in New York City, the series, I ❤️ Arlo, will kick off as he and his newfound crew set up shop in an abandoned seaside neighborhood and help bring it back to life.
Ryan Crego is a writer, director, voice actor and musician born and raised in Northern California. His credits include EP/ Showrunner of the Netflix Original Series, HOME: ADVENTURES WITH TIP & OH. He has also been a story artist on numerous films and shorts including, PUSS IN BOOTS, KUNG FU PANDA 2, SHREK FOREVER AFTER, and MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN. Crego fell in love with animation at an early age and views every day in this field as a chance to bring some of that youthful joy into the world.