Frans Vischer grew up in Holland, playing soccer and drawing on rainy afternoons. At the age of eleven his family immigrated to America, settling in Cupertino, Northern California. Being the shy, new kid in school that spoke little English, Frans relied on his drawings to communicate. Enthralled by the abundance of cartoons on American television, Frans marveled at Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, Tom and Jerry, and “The Wonderful World Of Disney,” and was quickly inspired to become an animator. When he was thirteen his family visited the Disney Studio, where Frans was encouraged to make his own animated films. With a used super-eight camera and a light-box built by his father, Frans got straight to work. High school evenings were spent making short films. Despite his passion for cartoons, Frans is forever indebted to his high school art teacher, Fran Coleman, who taught him that there is more to art than Mickey Mouse. He explored other forms of drawing, painting and sc.