Marija Miletic Dail

Marija Miletic Dail

Animator, Author, Director and Producer

Laguna Beach, California

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About Marija

MARIJA MILETIC DAIL 17. Dec, 2014. Director/Producer/Art director/Animator/Writer


2001 - 2006 - Wrote a book "Pixletown - the World Found"- published by Publish America. Wrote and illustrated the outline and presentation for the "Pixletown" feature film; premises for series, and sketches for merchandise, etc. Wrote and illustrated a presentation for the possible series "Mercy Mouse". Wrote an outline for "Joe Magarac, the Steel Titan"; Partially storyboarded. Presently writing a book "Joe Magarac, the Legend of Allegheny Mountains". 1999 - 2000 -Co-directed the feature animation film “Madeline lost in Paris” for DIC Animation Studio. 1996-1998 –Produced and directed 24 half hours of “Casper the friendly ghost” series for UNIVERSAL STUDIO. 1989-1995 – Independently produced and directed three half hour specials for the ABC NETWORK in USA in own studio ANIMATION COTTAGE, utilizing up to 200 people, domestic and foreign. Directed and animated 10 min. promotional for the opening of MGM hotel and park in Las Vegas. Produced and directed the environmental short “Think Earth”, and an educational 15 min. spot. 1989 – Produced and directed eight half-hour of “Kissifur” for DIC Studio and NBC Network. 1984-1987 – Producer and supervising director at the MARVEL STUDIO for the ABC series “Little Wizards”, syndicated series “Moondreamers”, “Glo-friends”, and “Jem”. 1983 – animation director and designer for STUDIO OPERATIONS. Animated the trailer for the Disney feature film “Black cauldron”. Produced and directed musical video for the Olympics in Los Angeles in 1984, “Olympiad I”. 1980-1982 – FILMATION STUDIO – animation director and layout supervisor. 1977 – 1980 – HANNA BARBERA – Presentation designer. 1975 – 1977 – FREELANCE ARTIST – TV commercials (Toyota, Toys R Us, Kleenex etc.), book illustrator, independent short animation films. 1970 – 1975 – ANIMEDIA – Animator and Art director. 1968 – 1970 – HANNA BARBEREA – Animator. Started in animation at “Zagreb Film” studio in Zagreb, Croatia. Upon immigrating to Canada and Hollywood independently produced directed and animated three shorts, one of which, “Why Not?” received “The best of animation award” in Switzerland. EDUCATION 1981 Earned the Master’s Degree (MFA) from UCLA in theater Arts, majoring in animation.
Lectured on animation at UCLA, LACC and Cal Arts (Disney college).
ADDITIONA INFORMATION Member of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences, Former member of the Board of Directors of ASIFA, Won the “Presidential Award” in 1992 for the environmental film “Think Earth”. Won “The best of animation” award in 1970-ies in Animation Film Festival in Switzerland.


  • Presidential award for "Think Earth" short animation

  • The Best of Animation award - Villars, Switzerland



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