Method Studios has hired three new animation artists to the creative team. 

Erik-Jan de Boer was part of the Oscar-winning effects team for Life Of Pi and joins Method’s Vancouver office as animation supervisor.

Joining him in Vancouver is creature supervisor James Jacobs, winner of the 2013 Scientific and Engineering Academy Award for character simulation software used in Avatar.

Animation supervisor Keith Roberts will work in Method’s Los Angeles office and was a longtime member of the team at Rhythm & Hues.

“We are thrilled to have Erik, James and Keith join our team,” said Method president Christian Kubsch. “Their arrival couldn’t have come at a better time, as Method Studios is in the process of expanding the character animation talent across our global network.”