Jeff Varab, a veteran character animator with credits on The Fox and the Hound, All Dogs Go to Heaven, Balto, Mulan and Titan A.E., was arrested in Florida on thirteen counts of fraud. The story is reported on . Apparently, it all stems from his faith-based animation studio Genesis, and a film he made, Tugger: The Jeep 4 x 4 Who Wanted to Fly. We first reported the back in September 2006 and it appears that the situation was never resolved. The comments section of also help fill in pieces of Varab’s life.
Mark Varab's immediate neighbors in , are 8 individuals in 3 households.
Getting other people to invest in your bad movies is one thing. If you invest in just about anything, there’s always the chance that you’ll lose your money. From what I read in the Orlando Central article, this case has more to do with Varab wooing investors by talking up deals that hadn’t actually been made yet and largely never materialized. If someone tells you his crappy movie is going to be a big success and you invest in it and it tanks, you took a gamble and lost. If someone tells you his crappy movie is going to be a big success because Chrysler has agreed to buy a number of the DVDs and 20th Century Fox is going to handle the theatrical and DVD distribution and it turns out that Chrysler never agreed to buy the DVDs and Fox bailed and soon as they learned that, then you may be able to argue that you were misled.
When you think of character art, the first studio names that often come to mind are Disney, Don Bluth Studios, and ILM. Well, our resident artist, Jeffrey Varab, has worked for all of them. Over the course of the past 30 years Jeffrey has been on the leading edge of animation’s evolution.
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