Leonard Studios

Leonard Studios Leonard Studios is the creative animation studio behind the upcoming, heavily anticipated cartoon, "Team Supreme™!!!" Leonard Studios is the studio behind the upcoming cartoon, "Team Supreme."

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Blessed ☺️🙏🏿Repost from @black.ignite•Welcome our Special Guest @imjoshualeonard of @leonardstudios❣️🔥 🔥 🔥 We're excited...
07/11/2021

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Welcome our Special Guest @imjoshualeonard of @leonardstudios❣️🔥 🔥 🔥 We're excited to share our virtual stage with him this year! 😁

A little about Joshua:

He’s the creator of the highly anticipated cartoon, Team Supreme. The cartoon puts kids who have a special need, and/or disability in the forefront, as their so-called disability doubles as their super power. “My goal is to normalize what society calls a disability, while also being inclusive and diverse as possible.”

He continues to expand his knowledge, skills, and abilities; and has created and developed character designs for: Sony Immersive Studios, Netflix Animation, Nickelodeon, Baobab Studios, Drake, BearBack, Dymelyfe, Black Skullz, and more. Whenever he has time, he works out at his local gym. A former four sport athlete who had scholarships to play at D-1 schools, staying healthy, and spending time with his daughter is very important to him.
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Extremely grateful, and humbled to be given the opportunity to work with two amazing artists, and human beings in @mw1ll...
06/24/2021

Extremely grateful, and humbled to be given the opportunity to work with two amazing artists, and human beings in @mw1ll1ams @frankabney. The day after my brother passed last year, they hit me up about this dope Netflix project! I can’t wait for you all to see what we’ve been cooking up! ☺️🤲🏿

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Netflix Teases ‘Tentpole’ African Feature at Global Outreach Panel
06/22/2021
Netflix Teases ‘Tentpole’ African Feature at Global Outreach Panel

Netflix Teases ‘Tentpole’ African Feature at Global Outreach Panel

Speaking at a Netflix recruitment panel at the Annecy Animation Festival on Wednesday, filmmaker Michael Francis Williams (“David Makes Man”) dropped new details about the animated feature he is co…

Team Supreme made it to @comic_con! Shoutout to @diversetoons for this amazing opportunity! 🙏🏿🔥🔥🔥 Let’s GoOO!!! #comicco...
06/10/2021

Team Supreme made it to @comic_con! Shoutout to @diversetoons for this amazing opportunity! 🙏🏿🔥🔥🔥 Let’s GoOO!!! #comicconathome

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We can't wait for #ComicConAtHome next Month bringing you our Indie Life panel. We'll bring you more info when we have it. You get to watch from the comfort of your home though so what snack or drink will you have?
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🙏🏿☺️Repost from @beautymark.community•🚨 Going Up Today 🚨 We’re so excited to have the opportunity to interview @imjoshua...
04/25/2021

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🚨 Going Up Today 🚨

We’re so excited to have the opportunity to interview @imjoshualeonard I’m telling you now you don’t want to miss this!! Join us live today at 5pm EST

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Very grateful for the opportunity 🙏🏿👑Repost from @beautymark.community•🚨It’s going up This Sunday🚨We have the privilege ...
04/23/2021

Very grateful for the opportunity 🙏🏿👑

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🚨It’s going up This Sunday🚨

We have the privilege to interview @imjoshualeonard creator of @teamsupremecartoon! He has worked for major platforms such as @Netflix, @sonymusic, @nickanimation @baobabstudios, and more!

He has created an entire team of characters with both seen and unseen Beautymarks! And we can’t wait for him to share more of what he is doing! We will be live here on IG 5pm EST see you there!

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Sneak peek of our feature in @growingvibrations_magazine 🙏🏿 It’s always humbling when @teamsupremecartoon gets the cover...
04/21/2021

Sneak peek of our feature in @growingvibrations_magazine 🙏🏿 It’s always humbling when @teamsupremecartoon gets the cover. ☺️🙏🏿👑 Magazine link on my page! #teamsupremecartoon #leonardstudios #joshualeonardart @jai_at_play @shekiraf

Let’s get it 🙏🏿Repost from @aeidesign_•Same Event, New Flyer! Let’s go out with a bang with our last two events. Charact...
02/18/2021

Let’s get it 🙏🏿

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Same Event, New Flyer! Let’s go out with a bang with our last two events.

Character Design Talk with @imjoshualeonard

Friday, February 19, @ 5 pm EST

For those black design students and professionals interested in character Design, you don’t want to miss this conversation!


Link in Bio to register. @aeidesign_




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Because I Can! w/ Joshua Leonard-Creator of Team Supreme
02/10/2021
Because I Can! w/ Joshua Leonard-Creator of Team Supreme

Because I Can! w/ Joshua Leonard-Creator of Team Supreme

Today we welcome Joshua Leonard Animator for Leonard Studios and Netflix and also creator of of the soon to be developed cartoon Team Supreme which focuses o...

Excited and grateful for this interview with E. Vincent Martinez and The Art Institutes , & The Art Institute of Atlanta...
01/20/2021

Excited and grateful for this interview with E. Vincent Martinez and The Art Institutes , & The Art Institute of Atlanta next Tuesday! 🙏🏿 #teamsupremecartoon #leonardstudios #joshualeonardart #artinstitute #artinstituteofatlanta

Excited and grateful for this interview with E. Vincent Martinez and The Art Institutes , & The Art Institute of Atlanta next Tuesday! 🙏🏿 #teamsupremecartoon #leonardstudios #joshualeonardart #artinstitute #artinstituteofatlanta

WIP. (Instagram: @imjoshualeonard) #teamsupremecartoon #leonardstudios #joshualeonardart
01/15/2021

WIP. (Instagram: @imjoshualeonard) #teamsupremecartoon #leonardstudios #joshualeonardart

Extremely grateful to be part of this amazing project! This book is crucial to everyone, especially to young people beca...
12/15/2020

Extremely grateful to be part of this amazing project! This book is crucial to everyone, especially to young people because of the facts and artwork shown. Please support this @kickstarter if you can, as you will not regret it. See my full piece, in vibrant color, titled “Good Trouble.” 🙏🏿🙌🏿👑Repost from @artofchange2020

Join Joshua Leonard and 100 fellow artists from around the world who have united to create Art of Change in Support of Black Lives. Click on the link in our bio or visit kck.st/2Hy90fK to learn more about the book project and support our Kickstarter campaign. 🙏❤️⁠

Joshua's Art of Change piece honors the man who encouraged us all to make "good trouble."

💟 JOSHUA’S VISION: ⁠I share the same vision of leadership with Rep. John Lewis especially as it pertains to change needed in the world. As soon as I heard that I was given the theme “Hero” for my Art of Change piece, I didn’t have to think about it at all. I knew exactly who I was going to draw. Rep. Lewis is the epitome of motivation, tenacity, dedication, strength, and courage, and more importantly, a “Good Trouble” maker.

Joshua will never forget Rep. Lewis’ presence at his 2018 graduation at The Art Institute of Atlanta. He noted that his commencement speech brought tears to Rep. Lewis’ eyes.

💟 WORDS OF WISDOM from Joshua’s speech:
- Life is not a straight road. There will be unexpected sharp turns that you have to figure out how to navigate and keep on working toward accomplishing your goals.
- When someone is motivated by excellence, success follows.

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Emboldening the Future: An Interview with Joshua Leonard
12/12/2020
Emboldening the Future: An Interview with Joshua Leonard

Emboldening the Future: An Interview with Joshua Leonard

Emboldening the Future: An Interview with Joshua Leonard #Netflix #LeonardStudios #BlackArtists #BlackCreators #TeamSupreme #SuperHeroes #Animation #Nickelodeon This newest interview finds us meeting...

Grateful for this dope feature from @ozy . Thank you for this amazing opportunity to tell my story, and to talk about Te...
10/16/2020

Grateful for this dope feature from @ozy . Thank you for this amazing opportunity to tell my story, and to talk about Team Supreme. Link in bio.

Always grateful to be featured. Thank you @ideagenglobal and @steven_tingus for blessing me with this dope opportunity. ...
09/30/2020

Always grateful to be featured. Thank you @ideagenglobal and @steven_tingus for blessing me with this dope opportunity. 🙏🏿 #teamsupremecartoon #leonardstudios #joshualeonardart #diversity #inclusion #ideagentvhollywood

Please continue to be patient.🙏🏿 #teamsupremecartoon
08/17/2020

Please continue to be patient.🙏🏿 #teamsupremecartoon

08/16/2020

The look of confidence, and determination when you know you’re raising a group of super kids who have a disability. 🙏🏿😤 (IG: @imjoshualeonard) #teamsupremecartoon #joshualeonardart #wacom #wip #characterdesign #characterdesigner

Sorry I’ve been away, my older brother (who taught me how to draw) died last week, so I needed to find my peace. #teamsu...
07/30/2020

Sorry I’ve been away, my older brother (who taught me how to draw) died last week, so I needed to find my peace. #teamsupremecartoon #joshualeonardart #animation #characterdesign #characterdesigner

Sweet P. 💜 #teamsupremecartoon
07/21/2020

Sweet P. 💜 #teamsupremecartoon

Different times of the day. ☀️#teamsupremecartoon #leonardstudios #diversity #dailyart #drawingart #paint #draw #instaar...
07/13/2020

Different times of the day. ☀️#teamsupremecartoon #leonardstudios #diversity #dailyart #drawingart #paint #draw #instaart #painting #sketch #artwork #drawing #artist #characterdesign #characterdesigner #wip #superheroes #wacom #toonboom #animation #draw #illustration

Zeek. ❤️ (Instagram: @imjoshualeonard) #teamsupremecartoon
07/11/2020

Zeek. ❤️ (Instagram: @imjoshualeonard) #teamsupremecartoon

Leonard Studios
07/10/2020

Leonard Studios

Bridging the Gap: A look into African American Hair & Makeup for Theatre
07/01/2020

Bridging the Gap: A look into African American Hair & Makeup for Theatre

Bridging the Gap Topics: I am so excited to share the amazing work of Joshua Leonard. I have been a fan for a long time. He is such a great animator. He so graciously answered a few of my questions.

1. What spurred your interest in drawing?

What spurred my interest in drawing was animation, the Looney Toons in specific. I am the youngest of 3 boys, so my older brother taught me how to draw Garfield when I was in kindergarten, and I never stopped drawing. I studied Chuck Jones, Disney, Stan Lee, and many more. I'm a huge fan of frame-by-frame animation, so seeing the animation of old, I knew I wanted to learn animation.

2. What degree(s) do you have in the field?

In 2008, I graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta with a Bachelor's degree, where I graduated Summa Cum Laude, with a 4.0 GPA, and was one of the commencement speakers along with Representative John Lewis.

3. What was your first paying gig in animation?

My first paying gig in the animation industry was with Nickelodeon. One of my drawings went viral on LinkedIn, and a man by the name of Chris Young found me and gave me the opportunity to do some character designs for a show they developed. Although that was my first paying gig, I was given another animation opportunity by an amazing storyteller named Cinzia Angelini. Cinzia created a short film that is still in development called, "MILA." She gave me the opportunity to be an illustrator and graphic designer in her short film, and I'm extremely grateful for Cinzia Angelini, and Chris Young.

4. What is it like being an African American male in the animation field? Have you faced any adversity?

Being an African American male in the animation industry is very difficult, because there's such disrespectful, lack of inclusion and diversity. There are less than 4% of African Americans in the animation industry, and I'm here to change that. I have faced a large amount of adversity, and I know a good amount of industry professionals. Other than Nickelodeon giving me an opportunity for freelance work, I don't hear from any other studios that I apply to. There are no hard feelings because I knew what I was getting into when I signed up for it. If you google images of any of your favorite studios, find the group picture of everyone that works there. It's an unfortunate truth, and there are usually only 2-3 African Americans on each team, so what you get are the same stories over and over, with the same characters, etc. I think I've applied to most of the studios, and always get the "We chose to go with someone else" route, which is fine. I don't mind losing out because someone is better than me, but if I'm losing out because of my skin color, that's disappointing.

5. Tell me all about Team Supreme. What was your inspiration? What are your hopes for the future for Team Supreme?

I had the idea for Team Supreme a long time ago, but I didn't know how to animate, or tell stories. My inspiration for Team Supreme came from real life. I believe we all have a disability, and when I started to research certain disabilities, and what they mean, I fell in love with the info I was reading. For example, there is a term called Neuroplasticity, which is when the brain has the ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. The nerve cells in the brain compensate for injury and disease, and to adjust their activities in response to new situations, like if someone is blind, they usually have impeccable hearing. As I'm studying these amazing differences, I started to learn how someone with a disability has what I like to call, Superpowers. I also wanted to put people, kids in particular with disabilities in the forefront. My goal is to have the most inclusive, and diverse show ever made. My hopes for the future for Team Supreme are comics, live-action films, toys, video games, animated shows, and more. I'm creating a universe that is inclusive to superheroes and villains with a disability.

I want to send a big Thank You out to Joshua Leonard for sharing your time and talents with Bridging the Gap!

06/22/2020
Comics and the Cross Podcast Issue 13 - "Interview with Joshua Leonard"

This interview was very fun, and needed. We talked about Team Supreme, racial inequality as it pertains to the animation industry, and more!

Episode 13 Cross and Nitro have the honor of speaking to Animator Joshua Leonard. The creator of Team Supreme, the team of superhero kids with Disabilities. ...

Comics and the Cross
06/15/2020

Comics and the Cross

In just 6 days we have a very special guest joining us on the podcast. We have the chance to sit down with Joshua Leonard, an amazing artist and animator and the creator of Team Supreme!
You do not want to miss Issue 13 of the podcast June 21st at 2pm EST twitch.tv/comicsandthecross
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Leonard Studios
06/08/2020

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I was flipping channels this morning and came across the interview with Joshua Leonard on Making A Difference. This man is truly a gift from God with the talents that he has been blessed with and what his father has instilled in him, and that's LOVE for ALL people. I can not wait for Team Supreme to hit the screens. His cartoon covers several illnesses with a twist, that both the young and old, will enjoy watching and relate to. Thank you in sharing your gifts with the World. May God continue to bless you and take you further in life than you could have ever imagine.
Omg this makes so much sense! The reason for why my daughter's senior pictures are ridiculously OVERPRICED and Are LOW Quality images! So you can steal our money to pay for your cartoon drawing class! We should get an inconvenience fee/discount for time wasted! #RIPOFFPHOTOGRAPHRY
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Your Team Supreme concept is amazing! I saw your story on the news and couldn't wait to learn more. Keep going, a Grammy is definitely in your future! Looks like we're both working to fill a void for & about children with special needs. No Night Night teaches kids sign language as they read about baby girl's quest to avoid bed time.