Allison Rutland is an an animator at Pixar.
BY DOROTHY O'DONNELL
After making “Finding Chia,” her first animated short, Allison Rutland was pretty sure she’d found her calling. She completed the funny mockumentary about a Chia Pet who’s traumatized when he can’t grow a coat of foliage while studying 3-D animation at Sheridan College in Canada.
“It was really fun to do,” said Rutland, who has been an animator at Pixar since 2009 and won a prestigious Annie Award for her character work on “Inside Out.” “I thought that as soon as I got this whole animation thing figured out, I was going to make films.”