Michael Inman

 attended the prestigious Ringling College of Art & Design where he studied illustration.  In addition to his work as an animation professional in television and film he is a longtime Disney/Pixar storybook artist and an adjunct professor of visual development & digital painting at the college and university level and has worked in a wide variety of styles and genres from action adventure, comedy, retro/classic, you name it, he's done it.




Michael has worked at many of the top motion picture studios such as Warner Bros, Dreamworks, Disney, Universal, Nickelodeon, Sony, Film Roman, Bento Box, Cartoon Network and Marvel. Duties have included Art Director, Background Painter, Visual Development/Concept Artist.

Work Completed


Powerbirds (2018) Universal supervising art director

Nella (2018) Nickelodeon supervising art director

Guess Who Scooby-Doo  (2018) Warner Bros Animation bg paint and vis-dev

Elf On The Shelf (2018) visual development artist

Constantine (2017) Warner Bros background painter

Mickey Mouse (2017) Disney background painter

Regular Show (2016) CN background painter

Justice League Action (2016) WBTVA background painter

Angry Birds 3 (series) Rovio background painter

Tom & Jerry (dvd) WBTVA background painter

NFL Rush Zone (series) Nicktoons background painting supervisor

Tinkerbell (storybook) Disney background painter

Scooby-Doo (series) WB background painter

Young Justice (series) WB background painter

Generator Rex (series) Cartoon Network background painter

Dorothy of Oz (feature) Prana vis dev

Alpha & Omega (feature) Crest matte painter

The Wild Bunch (feature) Jerusalem, Israel vis dev/matte/texture painter

The Spectacular Spider-Man (series) Sony background painter also vis dev color scripts

Avatar (series) Nickelodeon bg paint

The Simpsons Movie (feature) visual development artist

Curious George Universal Pictures/ Warner Bros Animation (feature)

background paint lead and visual development artist,

assist art director with bg rounds/approvals in-house and for overseas & outsource studios

painting/fixing 3D models and bg’s in Maya/BodyPaint/Photoshop

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Dreamworks (feature)

digital & traditional background painter also texture paint 3D scenes

Treasure Planet 2 Disney (dvd-unreleased) visual development artist, digital bg paint - photoshop

Lion King 1.5 Disney (dvd) digital & traditional background painter

Cinderella II: Dreams Come True Disney (dvd) digital & traditional background painter

SpongeBob (series) Nickelodeon traditional bg paint

The First Noel REELFX (dvd) matte painter

The Zeta Project Warner Bros (series) digital background painter

Buzz Lightyear Of Star Command Disney (video and series) digital background painter

Baby Blues Warner Bros (series) background painter

The King and I Rich Animation (feature) background painter

Angry Beavers Nick (series) digital & traditional background painter

Spiderman Universal (theme park short) digital & traditional background painter

Other related experience: 

Professor of Animation (Adjunct), Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, GA

Instructor, Visual Development & Digital Painting for Animation, Savannah College of Art


Client List

Warner Bros 

Walt Disney 

Cartoon Network





Bento Box

Film Roman