Dustin Ellis a graduate of California State University, Northridge Film School, started working under Richard Simmons at Working Dog Productions. There, Dustin was an integral part of an animated series called "Richard’s Angels". With one project under his belt, Dustin moved to Warner Brothers Feature Animation, where he was part of the "Iron Giant" story department under Brad Bird of "The Incredibles". Subsequently, Dustin worked on the Universal Cartoons TV Series "The Woody Woodpecker Show" and followed at the movie development department of Nickelodeon Animation Studios. At Nickelodeon, projects included "The Rugrats Movie", "Jimmy Neutron" and "The Rugrats go to Paris".
After Nickelodeon, Dustin returned to Warner Brothers, to work on the movies, "Osmosis Jones" and "Scooby Doo". It was his love of cartoons that gave Dustin the idea to start a venture for high quality animations in niche markets. With his wealth of knowledge in the film industry and a great culture to rely upon, Dustin started "Babak and Friends - A First Norooz".
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