PREMISE Entertainment is a premiere media-based production company specializing in visual storytelling and character development for animation, film, publishing and themed entertainment. The studio consist of industry professionals, and former Walt Disney Feature Animation colleagues, and industry veterans located in Orlando Florida. Premise is an originator of creative content as well as a support and Co-Production studio. Premise services also include a creative agency, Premise Creative, and outsource support as a development and partner studio.
PREMISE Entertainment maintains a focus on quality character-driven content from development and story concept all the way through production to final compositing, editorial and post. Premise proudly associates its services with highly reputable clients, projects, artists and Co-Production studios.
As an entrepreneur and artist, Dominic Carola has enjoyed life's journey of pursuing dreams and helping others to make those dreams a reality. Carola is an award winning Director and Producer of animated content and has been in the Film and Animation industry executing visual storytelling for more than twenty five years. Originally getting his professional start by working for DC Comics in New York, Carola then headed west to attend the prestigious Walt Disney-founded art school, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). There his student film won the inaugural Walter Lantz Animation Award, which was presented to him by Walter Lantz before his passing.
While at CalArts, he was recruited by Walt Disney Feature Animation and went on to spend more than a decade working for (WDFA) in Orlando Florida. While at Disney's, Mr. Carola became a Lead Animator and animated on such films as LILO & STITCH, MULAN and BROTHER BEAR. His other animation film credits include JOHN HENRY, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, POCAHONTAS and THE LION KING. In addition, Mr. Carola served as the Director of Animation for Walt Disney's California Adventure Animation Pavilion, recognized for the THEA Award for theme park attractions. He also received another THEA award for THE SIMPSONS ride media content for Universal Studios theme parks.
Dominic founded Premise Entertainment in 2001, which was originally launched as a weekend animation commercial house. With a desire to have an independent artist driven studio, it became his focus while also co - founding Project Firefly in 2004 along with several of his Walt Disney Feature Animation colleagues. Since then, he has overseen productions ranging from theatrical features, direct-to-consumer features and television projects. He has also served as the Head of Production for the Florida units on Universal Pictures' theatrical release of CURIOUS GEORGE as well as several other animated productions including WINNIE THE POOH Springtime for Roo and Walt Disney’s GOOFY'S: How to Hook up Your Home Theater. Premise Entertainment was privileged to be a partner studio for Walt Disney on the production of THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG film. Carola was the Head of Production and Co-Supervising Animator with Aaron Blaise for the traditional animation teams based at Premise Entertainment, on the Award winning John Lewis animated campaign THE BEAR AND THE HARE.
Carola oversees production on projects of varying scope while also serving as an independent consultant on domestic and international visual storytelling projects and themed attractions. Mr. Carola is a family man and enjoys being associated with family-friendly content that has a positive uplifting message for worldwide audiences.
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