Visual Effects & Animation
California Institute of the Arts
Columbia College Chicago
Feature film directorial debut with "Hotel Transylvania"
Worked with George Lucas on "Star Wars: Clone Wars"
Debut of "Samurai Jack"
Supervising Producer on "The Powerpuff Girls"
Premiere of "Dexter's Laboratory"
He took over as director on "Hotel Transylvania" after five of the film's previous directors bowed out; the film went on to earn over $350 million at the global box office.
Although he eventually went on to study art, his parents wanted him to become a businessman.
His parents moved the family to America due to concerns that Russia and Europe were becoming increasingly anti-semitic.
His father was a dentist for the Soviet Union's national ice hockey team.