Animated on many top feature films using stop motion. Description: Stop-motion Animation was Anthony's first career choice. At age eleven, inspired by the 1933 original King Kong, Ray Harryhausen's mythical monsters from the Sinbad movies and the Rankin/Bass annual Christmas specials such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, he began experimenting with this form of animation using a bare-bones Kodak Super-8 camera. He spent the next few years making short live-action and animated films in his garage and backyard, casting his family and friends. After high school, he attended Lansing Community College in Michigan and gained experience with 16mm film production.