I started an animation studio while I was in Antioch College and with four student partners, did very short commercials for local TV stations. In 1964, my satire on smoking, BREAKING THE HABIT was nominated for an Oscar. After that, I animated dozens of letter and number spots for SESAME STREET and THE ELECTRIC COMPANY, inventing characters like Thelma Thumb & Cyrus. In the eighties, we tackled an animated feature, TWICE UPON A TIME. George Lucas got the financing through the Ladd Company and WB. Now TUT is another cult classsic. All my animation is done with a personal cut-out technique, Lumage, named for its luminous image. .