Staff Interview – Tom Lavery

Staff Interview – Tom Lavery

Staff Interview – Tom Lavery


Tom Lavery joined the team three months ago and has been an invaluable source of animation skills, wrestling moves, Errol Flynn-style facial hair and anecdotes.  So that you can get to know him, we decided to ask him about a few random questions.



Hey Tom! So besides every second you’ve been at Arcus, what’s the best thing you’ve ever worked on? What is the highlight of your career so far?

I was lucky enough to work on season 2 of Nick Jr’s Poppy Cat over at King Rollo Films.

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever worked on?

I tried putting fish fingers on a pizza once. That was a terrible idea.

What are you into?

I’m an animator by day, a pro wrestler by night! (In training)

Nice! What cartoons are you binging on when you’re done choke slamming fools?

Steven Universe!

What is your favourite animal?

Dogs are like the best animal but seals are like mermaid dogs. Which is also pretty cool.

If the Arcus studio erupted into an impromptu fight to the death, who would be your pick for the victor?

Me. Fight me!

What is your favourite Nicholas Cage movie?

Vampires kiss.

Not con air?? What is the best album of all time?

The Very Best of PJ & Duncan: 1999.

I sense you aren’t taking this seriously.  Your favourite movie?

Leon the professional.

Who is your favourite member of the Wu Tang Clan?

You can talk about the RZA’s contribution to hip-hop all day long but it was O.D.B that brought the flavour.

Fo’ sure. Before you go… Tell us a joke?

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