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We had an INCREDIBLE time at graduation and CTNX this year and wanted to share some of our favorite memories! It’s always so inspiring to meet students, alumni, mentors, and friends of Animation Mentor. It’s so rare we get to have so many of our tribe together in person. If you were there, thanks for coming! If you couldn’t make it, we missed you. We already can’t wait for next year.

Graduation 2018

Graduation is always a magical time for us! Graduates, we’re so proud of all you’ve accomplished and can’t wait to see all the amazing things you’ll do. Oh, the places you will go!

Here are just a few snapshots from graduation day. Enjoy!

Students, Friends, and Family hanging at Beetlehouse LA, waiting for the ceremony to start!


The founders with students and families.

A tiny future animator perhaps?

AM shirts for daaaaaaaaaays.

We love the Beetle House family photos!

Memories with the Pratts.


Don’t worry, the staff had fun too.

CTNX 2018

For us, CTNX is a continuation of the fun! After seeing everyone at graduation, we’re thrilled to have more excuses to see students, mentors, and friends all coming together. Here are just a few fun shots from the convention hall.

Approaching the tent

Tim shakin’ hands and chatting with people

Some paintings by Curriculum Director and Mentor, Justin Owens adorned our booth shelves

The view from the booth

Bobby hanging out at the booth

Our annual hangout at Barney’s Beanery!

We love our student and alumni booth volunteers.

Shawn giving demo reel reviews

Carlos giving reel reviews

A classic Shawn photobomb

The Saturday night party co-sponsored by Netflix, CTN, and Animation Mentor

More party pics

Post La Noria screening hangout

Woo! Well that’s just a glimpse of the amazing time we had at this year’s graduation and CTNX! Hope to see everyone next year.

All photos © Beau and Cameron Pratt, 2018

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