About Us

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What we Do.

Live Animation Studios is South Florida’s hottest new media firm run by creative artists to develop awesome entertainment programming for mobile, web and broadcast. We are visual content creators - expressing unique stories combining the ancient quirky craft of puppetry with state of the art visual effects & computer animation.

Our Story.

Our team of global creatives are focused on international multi-lingual audiences. We embrace pure fun through work that has garnered national and international recognition and can be seen on the stages of Broadway, in some of the most popular movies, high profile arenas of politics, government, commerce, and education as well as major pubic outdoor events, and international exchanges.

Marilyn Bonilla Krantz

Marilyn Bonilla Krantz

CMI, Chief Minister of Information

Marilyn is a highly qualified attorney, consultant and leader with over 20 years of professional experience. She is a trusted and passionate advisor to leading businesses, governments and social entrepreneurs with a talent for identifying, facilitating and creating innovative solutions resulting in measurable, sustainable improvements to the performance and viability of organizations. She brings a depth of industry expertise in many sectors including, health care, manufacturing, telecommunications, cultural arts, education, child welfare and environmental sciences.

Dean Lyon

Dean Lyon

CMI, Chief Minister of Innovation

Dean can honestly say he’s worked with superheroes, prehistoric animals and aliens. He transformed a chihuahua into a talking sensation and wiped the mist of a waterfall from a hobbit’s face. He has collaborated with cutting edge directors from around the world and has contributed to hundreds of commercials, music videos, television shows and feature films. Some of his better known projects include Independence Day, Armageddon, Ice Age, and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Dean is an expert in making the unbelievable become… real.

Jim Hammond

Jim Hammond

CMI, Chief Minister of Ideas

Jim plays with dolls. He is a puppeteer, live entertainment consultant, and character driven brand designer. Carrying a Masters degree in puppet arts design alongside credits as the puppet master for Broadway’s The Lion King, he has over 20 years experience in the field. Jim specializes in producing international festivals, theatrical productions and viral web/mobile content. His puppetry work has been showcased on PBS, MTV Latin America, Travel Channel, Huffington, AP, New York Post and dozens of media outlets in North and South America.

Joann Maria Yarrow

Joann Maria Yarrow

CMI, Chief Minister of Interpretation

Joann directs, choreographs, and produces theater and film around the world. As the Artistic Director of the nation’s only Spanish-language Acting Conservatory, she has directed productions for the International Hispanic Theatre Festival. Joann has led performances throughout Latin America as well as Los Angeles and New York. She has been honored by the Miami Herald as one of South Florida’s top 20 artists. Joann is a featured director in the book, The Art and Practice of Directing in Latin America, Central America and United States.