About Dane

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Dane Jacobs was born in South Africa where he grew up watching too many cartoons and playing too many video games. Early exposure to the work of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata through shows such as Sherlock Hound and Heidi of the Alps clearly left an impression, and upon being asked by his family what he wanted to do when he grew up, he pointed to the TV screen and said “I want to do that”.

He is still waiting to grow up, but has manged to fulfill his goal of becoming an animator none-the-less.

Dane met Jeremy Hay while studying animation at Freelance Animation School in Auckland, New Zealand, where Dane is currently working as a tutor.


Cats, Studio Ghibli, Electronic music, Tofu, Origami, Nostalgia, Retro & Indie games


Getting older, Driving, DVD’s that list “interactive menu” as a special feature