SPEAKER: Tony Thorne

Tony Thorne

Tony’s endearing character design and vivid sense of place for Little J & Big Cuz is the culmination of his rich and diverse experience as an animation director, illustrator, visual artist, and comic book illustrator. Tony is Trawlwoollway man from the north east of Tasmania. He spent a decade working in CG animation on films like Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, District 9 and Happy Feet II.

Little J & Big Cuz is the first contemporary indigenous kids cartoon in Australia. Tony has spent the last five years as its key creative. The show has a production team that is partly based in Tasmania and coordinated nationally. Little J & Big Cuz is made for NITV and also airs on ABC KIDS.