Jocelyne Meinert

Jocelyne Meinert

Owner

7 time Emmy award winner and 20 time nominee, Jocelyne has been pioneering CG animation & design since 1982. Ms. Meinert started bigstudios inc. in 1991, completing large scale design & animation projects for clients such as HBO, MTV, CTV, CBC, ESPN, CBS and NBC. bigstudios is now one of the most established animation design studios in North America. Little Blackstone was started by Jocelyne, industry veteran Patricia Burns (now at Spinmaster) and Dharmali Patel to focus on the burgeoning development of series work that was taking place at bigstudios. Joss continues to direct and manage the design and implementation of large scale projects including original content development, 2D and 3D animation production.

Dharmali Patel

Dharmali Patel

Animation Director

With 17 years in the animation industry, Dharmali brings her vast experience and creative funk from almost every conceivable role in animation production. Dharmali’s passion for finding the biggest creative vision for any new project, while successfully meeting the business practicalities like budgets & production schedules – keeps her immensely motivated. Dharmali has worked on a number of productions airing on Teletoon (Canada), Cartoon Network, Nickletoon (UK), as well as projects with Warner Bros. & Disney. At Little Blackstone, this Director of Animation wouldn’t want to be doing anything else!