PRESS

"For years, Sue Nichols has been one of the best vis dev and storyboard people in the business, having helped to create some of Disney's greatest animated motion pictures of the 1990s..."

- Allan Neuwirth, "MAKIN' TOONS".    

1988 Disney Halloween

"A VIS DEV YANKEE IN KING MICKEY'S COURT"

CTN ConneXtions' Rhett Wickham interviewed me in 2008 about my career and why I chose to leave the studio in California to move back home to my family in Massachusetts. Click on my beautiful image to read the interview.

"DREAM ON SILLY DREAMER"

I am interviewed in this 2004 film about the 2002 collapse of the animation department at the Disney Studios. Joe Grant would say that the animation industry crashes and burns, then reinvents itself and crawls out of the ashes in a 12 year cycle. So, hopefully this means the studio will be coming back to the glory we enjoyed in the 90's. 

"WAKING SLEEPING BEAUTY"

I contributed to this film about the 1980's-90's comeback of the Disney Studios. Check it out if you want to see what it was like working at the studio during the beginning of my career and on.

LECTURES

CTN-X 2009

"THE 'BROAD' APPEAL IN ANIMATION"

I am interviewed on this 2009 CTN-Xpo panel that focused on what it is like to work in animation as a woman. Clink on the image to see the video with moderator Frank Gladstone, director Brenda Chapman, animator Kathy Zielinski, and myself.

CTN-X 2010

 

"BROAD DISCUSSIONS IN ANIMATION"

Always a favorite each year at the X-po is our panel of women in animation. New year - new ladies: Kathy Altieri, Carol Kieffer Police, and Ellen Woodbury. Hit the image to check it out.

CTN-X 2010

"UNTANGLING THE LOOK OF TANGLED"

As a 2010 host, I sit back and let the art director and designers of "Tangled" explain how they created the look of thir film. Click the pic to see Dave Goetz, Clay Kaytis, Mark Hammel, and John Kahrs.

CTN-X 2010

"CHARACTER DESIGNERS: CREATING IDENTITIES"

I am not on this 2010 panel, but Joe does give me a shout out. (Thanks, Joe!) A great lecture on what we do as character designers. Give Host Tenny Chonin and artists Jean Gillmore, Chen-Yi Chang, and Joe Mosier a looksee by clicking on the image. 

CTN-X 2011

"THEY'VE GOT THE LOOK"

I host this CTN-X 2011 panel discussion on how some of animation's top art directors go about designing their films. Click on the image to view the video. Featuring Jill Daniels, Dominic Domingo, Paul Felix, and Mike Humphries.

(William Stout art) CTN-X 2011

"CREATURE CONVERSATIONS WITH CREATORS"

This 2011 CTN-X panel was loads of fun as I get to meet some fantastic creature creators : Creature Box's Greg Baldwin and David Thomas, dinosaur king James Gurney, wizard William Stout, and Jar-Jar Binx's mom Terryl Whitlatch. (I haven't found a link to this lecture yet. But this link will give you the rundown of the panel.)

THE INK AND PAINT GIRLS PODCAST

On August 12, 2016 the animation industry podcast "The Ink And Paint Girls" broadcasted an interview with me on my career as a designer / story artist in the industry as well as what it was like working as a woman in animation. 

News

Sue is now a Certified Gemologist by the International Gem Society! Sue became a gemologist to help better identify gems in jewelry bought and sold by the company she and her husband run, CSM Collectables. Find it on Ebay.

CSM COLLECTIBLES NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

My husband and I are looking for a new career to pay for the kids in college. Check it out.

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