was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. He began his career in animation in 1989 as a layout artist at Murakami Wolf Studios in Dublin where he worked on projects such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
, James Bond Jr
., and Speed Racer
. During his four years at Murakami Wolf, he trained as an animator, storyboard artist, sheet director and designer. In total, Joyce has worked in ten different studios and in four different countries.
He moved to Hamburg, Germany in 1993 where he worked as a sheet director and layout artist on the T.V. series Ottifants and the theatrical feature Felidae. He then went to Seoul, Korea to supervise the overseas production of the feature Felidae. He also worked in Koln, Germany as co-director on the T.V. series Urmel and layout supervisor on two T.V. specials Bibi Blocksberg and Benjamin Blumchen. In 1996, Joyce moved to New York to work at MTV Animation on the theatrical feature Beavis and Butthead Do America as the layout supervisor. After that he went to L.A. to work on the T.V. series King of the Hill. In 1997, Joyce went back to New York to Jumbo Pictures, Inc. to direct eight episodes of Disney's Doug and the animation for the Doug musical, which will open at Disney's MGM theme park in March.
When Joyce grows up he wants to become a fireman.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.
Maurice Joyce Facts
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