Eugene Salandra

A New Jersey native, I studied film and television at New York University, and drawing at the Art Students' League of New York. Excepting a brief Benedictine monastic sojourn, my life has been occupied with practicing the art of animation. Mentors John Canemaker and the late Tissa David were among my influences. Favorite things include drawing, watercolor, tea and herbalism, yoga, meditation, music, theatre, puppetry, crochet, nature strolls, and vegetarian cooking.

"True Sisters" Storyboard from Disney's "Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess"

This storyboard sequence for the song, "True Sisters," from Disney's Sofia the First:  Once Upon a Princess, was done under the deft direction of Jamie Mitchell.  In it, Cinderella appears to a distraught Sofia, and leads her gently to the threshold of reconciliation with her stepsister, Amber.  The spirit of the song moved me deeply, and I was delighted to be assigned to storyboard it.
(Copyright 2012 the Walt Disney Company)