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About Abbott Animation

Abbott Animation has a long history of creating captivating stories and targeted messages utilizing our award-winning 3D animations and full service video productions. Our mission is to provide the highest quality experiences across all platforms while maintaining exceptional customer service with a commitment to on time and on budget deliverability. Our team excels at telling your story, ensuring that your viewers come away with exactly what you need them to understand. With over 70 years of combined experience, Abbott Animation has been satisfying local and multi-national clients since 2007. We always bring a fresh, creative and friendly approach to all of our projects; from technical product animations to online shorts to Public Service Announcements to broadcast commercials and interactive media.

While producing a long form animated story can often be a little daunting, at Abbott Animation we strive to simplify the process for our clients. We tailor our creative process to your needs, ensuring your ideas are clearly represented and adding those unique elements to truly set you apart from the crowd. Our clients receive work that has a stunning, stylized, and energy-charged look designed to provoke a deeper understanding of the topic at hand and a lasting impression of our client's message. Abbott Animation is a full service production house, able to take a project from conception through the script and story-boarding process all the way through final animation. Our unique, custom 3D pipeline is designed to efficiently and effectively improve production times and reduce costs without sacrificing quality. We enjoy long standing, professional relationships with our clients and value the importance of high quality, effective, and creative solutions.

Meet Our Award Winning Team

Don Abbott

Don Abbott

Owner and Creative Director

After graduating the U of A with a degree in Media Arts, Don quickly found his way into the world of production. As a producer and creative director at Fox for 10 years, Don makes sure all of his clients receive great customer service and high production value. Don is always raising the bar and encourages the team to think outside the box and produce bigger, better, and more exciting projects for our clients. Don has always had a unique perspective on things and brings that creativity to Abbott Animation.

Sarah Hegmann

Sarah Hegmann

Production Supervisor/Animator

After earning her Master of Science in Biomedical Visualization, Sarah thrived breaking new ground in the 3D world at places such as Stanford University and Pathos Health. As a Biomedical Animator proficient in both 3D and 2D illustration techniques, she is devoted to the integration of compelling imagery, accuracy, and high production value within every project. With over ten years of experience in the field, Sarah produces stunning visuals and animations that illustrate complex ideas in a clear, concise manner. She is driven by a passion for communication and excellence, and a love for learning and teaching.

Josiah Grennell

Josiah Grennell

Lead Animator/Editor

Starting in video production at the age of 14 and acquiring an early grasp of lighting, set design, camera operation and editing, Josiah has a keen eye for high quality 3d animation and motion graphics. He studied computer science at Oakland University and does professional photography in his free time. Josiah is a problem solver and brings creative ideas and unique solutions to the Abbott Animation team.

Charles Rorke

Charles Rorke


A graduate of The Southwest University of Visual Arts, Charlie is our resident animator extraordinaire! Charlie has an impeccable sense of timing and movement that brings our work to life. He has won numerous awards in his career, including two local ADDYs. His dedication to the craft always brings the projects he works on to their highest potential.

Siavash Tehrani

Siavash Tehrani


Siavash has worked with numerous 3d post houses around the world. He brings an ultra high level of precision and technical mastery to our team that always impresses. His understanding of lighting and 3D modeling gives us an advantage in the field of animation.

Peter Althoff

Peter Althoff


As a visual designer since 2006, with a background in visual effects and motion graphics, Peter has worked on a variety of projects from documentaries to animations and fulldome planetarium shows. His design philosophy is to tell immersive stories through creative problem solving. He has worked on two emmy winning documentaries, as well as a number of award winning internationally distributed planetarium presentations. He looks forward to bringing his experience and knowledge to the team to deliver great visuals that communicate and inspire.   

Elizabeth Wilson

Elizabeth Wilson


A graduate of The Southwest University of Visual Arts, Elizabeth entered a career in Animation with the aspiration of bringing her artistic ideas to life. With degrees in both Animation and Psychology she enjoys applying her knowledge in both fields to create interesting stories and characters that can connect strongly with the audience. She strives to achieve the highest level of quality and creativity in her work, and with a knowledge of 2D and 3D programs she enjoys tackling the challenges that visual storytelling has to offer.   

Don Abbott


Human Resources / Greeter

Probably the most under-rated asset to our team is Zoe. Zoe makes sure everyone is in good spirits and ready to work. She is ever vigilant in guarding the office from anything with wheels, and she also wards off unwanted solicitors that get in the way of productivity. She doesn't like things with wheels.

"We can’t thank you all enough for all you have done! You have far exceeded our expectations! This work will save lives in our industry!"

Carl Flores
SE TL – Global Wells Assist & Assure Lead
Shell Exploration and Production Companys

"Abbott Animation is an outstanding company of talented and creative individuals. They have created two animations to help us share lessons learned and prevent future incidents. Abbott’s team provided excellent project management skills and customer service throughout both projects helping us to complete both projects on schedule. They are extremely knowledgeable about their process and that enabled them to develop animations that are very powerful and can help us engage with our employees while also staying within our budget. The result was two unrivalled productions that we are using to engage our employees and help them learn from our past to improve our safety culture."

Christopher Conlon
Director Process Safety
National Grid

"What an excellence production your team has delivered to the Shell Group. I agree with Carl, Definitely exceeded our expectations! From the first pin drive I mailed to you back in December with the rig videos to the completed animated video I received this morning I applaud you for the great collaboration throughout this process. I just have to smile at a job well done! Each of you should be drinking WINE tonight knowing you are so talented and appreciated!!! 
Thank you for all the long hours and dedication! You guys performed even when the World was shut down! If ever one of our other groups in Shell are in the lookout for animation, Carl and I know who to send them to! "

Donald Dodd
NES Global Talent / Assist and Assure
Shell Exploration & Production Co. GoM

"Just got word directly from our president how pleased he is with your work. Please let all your team members involved with the project know how appreciative we are. Your company has been great to work with from our initial phone call with Siavash, all the way through to delivery. You exceeded our expectations at every step. Looking forward to working with you again."

Thaddaeus Smith
Director of Brand Communications & Executive Chef
Sterno Products

"Excellent talent! Extremely creative and professional! Great animation and graphic talent at this production house."

LaRochelle Media

"I have worked with Abbott for over 3 years and find them totally capable of providing network quality work - especially animation - at small town prices."

Moret & Associates Advertising

"Abbott Animation does first class video production work, we are very satisfied with the final products they have produced for us. I am particularly impressed with the high level of detail in their work. Their pricing is fair and reasonable."

Michael Quinn

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Abbott Animation
6303 E Tanque Verde Rd #201
Tucson, AZ 85715

National: (888) 327-1993

Local: (520) 327-1993

Fax: (520) 327-2678

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