Animation Star Leo Matsuda Signs With WME, Gotham Group

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The animator is riding high off the success of his short film 'Inner Workings,' which played before Disney's smash hit 'Moana.'

Leo Matsuda — a longtime animator and storyboard artist who made a splash with the short film he wrote and directed, Inner Workings, which played before Disney's Moana and was shortlisted for an Oscar — has signed with WME and Gotham Group for representation.

In addition to Inner Workings, Matsuda also directed the short PreKissToric Times. He spent years working for Disney, where he worked as a story artist on such huge studio hits as ZootopiaBig Hero 6 and Wreck-It Ralph. He received an Annie Award nomination for storyboarding in an animated feature for his work on Wreck-It Ralph.

Matsuda, who also shepherds his own creative Tumblr page, continues to be repped by attorney David Matlof. He's currently taking meetings with an eye to make his feature directorial debut.