Mike Blum

Mike Blum

Owner & CCO at Pipsqueak Animation
Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Filmmaker and Visual Effects Supervisor

Los Angeles, California

Member Since:
February 2012
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About Mike

Owner of Pipsqueak Animation studio and Emmy nominated and award winning director, writer and producer of best-in-class animation. Deep technical and managerial skills with hands on experience of the entire animation production pipeline.

Our clients, brands and networks include DreamWorks TV, Comedy Central, Cartoon Network, Defy Media, Kastner & Partners, Explosm Entertainment, Matrixx Software, MTV, truTV, American Airlines, The Lincoln Project, FortressIQ, Disney and many others. Always looking out for new directing opportunities and service work.

Before founding Pipsqueak Animation, Mike worked for nearly 12 years at Disney Feature Animation in a variety of supervisorial and executive positions.

Mike also co-founded Our Next 4 Years, a volunteer organization producing animated Public Service Announcements to counter the regressive agenda of our current administration and supporting progressive candidates. Our Next 4 Years has over 300 volunteers (Oscar and Emmy winners among us) from across the political and have produced 30+ PSAs on a variety of progressive issues. Our spots have been seen by millions.

Specialties: Portfolio of developed ideas, expert knowledge of entire 3D and 2D (Flash, ToonBoom) animation pipelines, extensive management experience.

Active member of both the PGA and WGA.

Unique traits: Animation studio owner, Internationally known animation speaker



  • Below

    Below Action Adventure Fantasy Sci-fi While attempting to prove his missing mother’s scoffed-at theories, a reckless anthropology student discovers a civilization of evolved dinosaurs living deep below earth’s crust and must put aside his personal quest in order to save his colleagues and humanity.


  • Fifi: Cat Therapist

    Fifi: Cat Therapist (2014)
    Internet by DreamWorksTV, Pipsqueak Films Series creator, writer, producer, director

  • The Playback Singer

    The Playback Singer (2014)
    Television by Blumayan Films Producer, 2nd Unit Director

  • The Tech Awards

    The Tech Awards (2012)
    Film by Pipsqueak Films Writer, Producer, Director

  • Samurai! Daycare

    Samurai! Daycare (2012)
    Internet by Alloy Digital Media, Pipsqueak Films Series creator, writer, producer, director

  • The Adventures of Baxter & McGuire

    The Adventures of Baxter & McGuire (2007)
    Film (short) by Comedy Central, Mirari Films, Pipsqueak Films Director, Producer

  • The Zit

    The Zit (2005)
    Film (short) by Pipsqueak Films Writer, Producer, Director

  • Oil & Vinegar

    Oil & Vinegar (1999)
    Industrial by Pipsqueak Films Writer, Producer, Director


  • Nominated for 2 International Academy of Web Television Awards. Best Animated Series & Best Children's Series for Fifi: Cat Therapist

  • Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival: Best Narrative Feature Film for The Playback Singer

  • Toronto Female Eye Film Festival: Best Debut Foreign Feature for The Playback Singer

  • Cinequest San Jose Film Festival: New Vision Award for The Playback Singer

  • Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival: Nominated, Grand Jury Prize. Best Narrative Feature for The Playback Singer

  • Nominated, Daytime Emmy: Outstanding Broadband Program - Comedy for The Adventures of Baxter & McGuire

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