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Sam Michlap Sam Michlap is currently a Production Designer at DreamWorks Animation. He started his career at Disney on "The Lion King" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" before been recruited by Dreamworks in 1995, where he worked on "the Prince of Egypt", "The Road to El Dorado", Sinbad", "Shrek", " Monsters Vs. Aliens", "Madagascar 3", "Turbo", "MegaMind" and "The Rise of the Guardians" among other projets. Sam's clients include Disney, DreamWorks, Warner Bros, Sony, BlueSky, Imagi Studios, EA Games and ILM among others.

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