Studio art senior Caleb Eason spending summer at Nickelodeon

Published: June 24, 2022

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Caleb Eason, rising studio art senior focusing on animation in the College of Liberal Arts, is living “every kid’s dream” this summer as an intern at Nickelodeon’s New York City office.

“I’ve always loved Nickelodeon. It’s a dream come true,” Eason said. “I watched SpongeBob and a lot of the classic programs, growing up. I’ve met the voice of SpongeBob, Tom Kenny, at an event during my freshman year. I also wrote letters to the studio at some point, and the guy that plays Plankton is also an artist, so he's sent me some pictures, drawings and stuff back, which was super cool.”

Eason taught himself animation, and since 2017, has created five animated shorts. In 2018, “Just Plane Dumb” was selected for The Walt Disney Family Museum’s International Teen Animation Festival. In 2021, his animated short “Para Las Cucarachas” won Best Picture at Auburn’s Indie Film Festival.

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Submitted by: Charlotte Tuggle