Jacob Kafka, animator


Monkey Business:
The Adventures of Curious George's Creators


I was the lead animator on this feature documentary about Hans and Margret Rey, the authors of Curious George. Directed by Ema Ryan Yamazaki.

Watch on Hulu
Watch on Kanopy
Rent/buy on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play

Cold Feet

7 minute independent animated short. A heartwarming tale of two turtles on a winter day.

Watch a behind the scenes video
Listen to the score by Michael Kramer

Animation Block Party, official selection
TIFF Kids, official selection
Featured on Cartoon Brew

"Based on a True Story"

A 6 minute short, my senior thesis film at NYU. It's about a little girl who tries to dig to the moon.

ASIFA-East Animation Festival, Best in Show
NYU First Run Film Festival, 2nd prize Wasserman award
Woodstock Film Festival, official selection
Animation Block Party, official selection
GIRAF Animation Festival, official selection
Featured on Cartoon Brew


Short film made for Intermediate Animation class at NYU.

Woodstock Film Festival official selection
National Board of Review student grant awardee

RoughAnimator - animation app

I developed this animation software, which runs on mobile tablets as well as desktops. Available for Android, iOS, Mac OS, and Windows.

Riker sits down

A compilation of times that Commander Riker swings his leg over the back of a chair in Star Trek TNG. This is the most popular thing I've ever done. Over 3 million views on YouTube.

Stephen Colbert vs. Rancor

My entry in Stephen Colbert's Green Screen Challenge. It was shown on The Colbert Report and got over 1.5 million views on YouTube. The rancor model is from SciFi3d. Animated in Blender.