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ABOUT QUINNZONE STUDIOS

QuinnZone Studios LLC is a unique entertainment production company for the development and production of very special film and television projects.

It benefits from three decades of industry experience with talent and knowledge from some of the world's best loved family entertainment.

Character, story and quality and innovation are at its core, permeating every project, from concept through to execution.

Producing, directing, writing, design and animation, both CG and animatronic / puppet are integral to the company's foundation.

Mike Quinn
President

Mike, born and raised in the U.K. had his early start in the industry in 1980. He was hand picked by Jim Henson to puppeteer alongside him and Frank Oz on The Great Muppet Caper and The Dark Crystal, in the latter performing one of the evil Skeksis. His third film was on the most successful film ever at that time, The Return Of The Jedi, assisting with Yoda and performing Nien Nunb, Lando's alien copilot in the Millennium Falcon.

Other film and television projects included the international co-productions of Fraggle Rock, The Storyteller, Labyrinth, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Little Shop Of Horrors, Muppet Christmas Carol, Muppet Treasure Island and many more films and Henson television shows.

In 1988 he co-owned a production company for ten years in the UK called Ultimate Animates, through which he and Dave Barclay developed the world's first digital puppeteer recording and playback system in 1991.

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During that time Mike directed and produced many successful pilots and television shows, including directing and co-producing what might possibly be the U.K.'s first ever High Definition dramatic short film, for Sony in the early 1990's.

In the late 1990's he was head hunted by Pixar to animate characters for a Bug's Life (the world's first all digital feature from creation to delivery) and Toy Story 2. He later went on to animate the famed dinosaurs from Jurassic Park 3 and creatures, including Yoda for Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones, for ILM.

More recently he conquered the game industry, working on an MMO for NCSoft, RockBand 2 for the WII and PS2 and was lead animator on Bonk: Brink Of Extinction.

His longstanding career with the Muppets turned full circle with his current work on the box office hit film The Muppets, which achieved high acclaim from both critics and fans alike.

Other achievements include theater acting, having three motorcade parades in his honor at Disney MGM (now Disney Hollywood Studios) and performing in a live celebrity Muppet Show at the Hollywood Palace. Mike is also married to Jerri Quinn. They enjoy a wonderful magical life together along with an Egyptian Mau cat named Egypt.

Jerri Quinn
Vice President

Behind every successful QuinnZone Studios is a good Vice President and we happen to have one. Jerri is the "right hand" to QuinnZone Studios (even though like Mike, she's left handed), making sure all details of each production are covered thoroughly.

Jerri has assisted Mike on many productions traveling many countries, with everything from the day to day running of the business to fearlessly carrying heavy camera equipment up steep hills.

Born in North Carolina and being a true southern girl, she cherishes the importance of family and friends and ensures Mike and QuinnZone Studios keeps their feet firmly and well grounded.
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