Michal joined Pixar Animation Studios in early 2003. He has been an animator on The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, Wall-E, Up (Supervising Animator on the Up DVD short: Dug's Special Mission), Toy Story 3, Cars 2 (Directing Animator), and most recently Brave. Michal was awarded an Annie for "Outstanding Character Animation in a Feature Production" by the International Animated Film Society in 2008, for his work in Ratatouille. In addition to his work at Pixar, Mike has been teaching animation since 2005. He has contributed lectures and taught classes at Animation Mentor, California College of the Arts, and the Academy of Art University. Michal is the co-founder of The Animation Collaborative in Emeryville CA, where he currently teaches animation lecture & demo workshops.