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Dano Johnson

Dano Johnson


Movie Event: Flatland 2: Sphereland


Dano Johnson (Director and Animator)


Thursday, September 20 6:00-6:45 pm BSB D109


Synopsis: Flatland 2 Sphereland is the much anticipated sequel to the 2007 hit movie ‘Flatland: the Movie'. The Flatland story continues as a young mathematician must race against time to solve geometric puzzles and save a doomed ‘space' mission. In the process, she makes a discovery that will change the shape of her universe. This animated movie stars Kristen Bell, Michael York, Danica McKellar, Kate Mulgrew, Tony Hale and Danny Pudi.

Bio Sketch

Dano Johnson began his multi-media career at the University of Texas-Austin's Student Television Station; he graduated from UT in 2001. While a student there, he volunteered on numerous shows and produced two of his own, learning every process from writing to post-production. This invaluable education has led Dano to several successful ventures, including his 2007 hit movie "Flatland: the Movie", a critically acclaimed movie based on the 1884 classic "Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions" by Edwin A. Abbott. The sequel "Flatland 2 Sphereland" to this movie is based on the 1964 novel "Sphereland" by Dionys Burger.

Dano completed a summer internship at Sesame Workshop in NYC, fulfilling a lifelong dream and helping executives in the Creative Development department. Prior to forming his company Collection Agency Films in 2004 in Austin with business partner Troy Campbell, Dano developed educational content at Ignite! Learning, creating hours of multi-media for middle-schoolers.

His company now develops animated content for a variety of clients. He produced ‘Captain Can Takes on Garbage', and award-winning educational video made for Austin's recycling program. His web cartoon ads for Kinky Friedman earned a Telly advertising award, while his short film 'Tall Tales & Other Big Lies' won runner-up for best animation at SXSW 2006. His music video for the New York Dolls song "Dance Like a Monkey" won best music video at the 2006 Bradford Animation Festival. His short animated films with long-time collaborator Tate English have won the First Sundays Judge's Award (December 2003) and both the 2003 and 2004 Austin Film Festival Trailer Competitions.