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John Lamb

John Lamb is an artist, animation film producer/director, and entrepreneur. From the first animated surf and skateboarding cartoons, to perhaps the first American animated, rotoscoped rock n' roll video, to an Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Achievement for invention of the Lyon Lamb Video Animation System (VAS), Lamb's work has consistently been in the public eye since the 1970s.

In the early 1970s, Lamb's animation was seen in two seminal surf movies. "The Forgotten Island of Santosha" by Larry and Roger Yates featured Lamb's first animated film "Secret Spot" (1974), while "Five Summer Stories" by McGilivray-Freeman Films (1975) featured Lamb's animated short "Rocket 88".