Tim Argall

Tim Argall

Company Owner @ Bugbox Animation

Tim was among a handful of animators who pioneered the South African animation industry in the early 90’s. There were no local schools back then, so he learned the craft from books, observation and heaps of practice. Tim began his journey in 3D with the first release of Maya in 1998 - doing character animation and visual-effects for film. He then founded his own studio, Bugbox - a boutique studio focused on character animation in both 2D and 3D. Bugbox has produced animated brand characters and commercials for giants the likes of Kelloggs, Nestle, Lego and Coca-Cola.

Tim believes one never stops learning this multifarious craft. In 2000 he did a course with the late Richard Williams (director of 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' and author of the acclaimed 'Animator's Survival Kit'). In 2010 he studied online through Animation Mentor. Later he completed the ‘SEDIBA Spark’ screenwriting course and enrolled for Honors in Digital Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2017. He is currently researching an MA exploring what animators can learn from actors.

Tim is passionate about heart-felt storytelling and intrigued by animation’s capacity to infuse an imagined character with a soul. He was Animation Director on Triggerfish’s 'Seal Team' (2021/Netflix) and supervised the animation on 'Herderboy' - a short film for Disney’s 'Kizazi Moto' (2023/Disney+). Tim was a co-executive Producer for the Triggerfish gem: 'Aau's Song' - part of Starwars 'Visions' Season 2.

Specialties: 2D and 3D Animation, Direction, Storyboards and Animatics, Screenwriting, Character Design, voice direction and Studio Supervision.

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