"Little Bunny Foo Foo, Riff #1"

Manik was asked by Actor's Theatre of Louisville to create a promo for Dave Malloy and Anne Washburn's adaptation of Little Bunny Foo Foo.

"A Doll's House, Part 2"

Manik was asked by Actor's Theatre of Louisville to create a promo for Pirronne Yousefzadeh's heralded production of Lucas Hnath's brilliant new play.

"Christmas in a Bad Year"

Manik was hired by PolyGenre Music to create an

animated lyric video to Carolyn Traore's saucy holiday jam.

Animation Reels

3D Character Animation

2018 Student Reel - IAnimate Training Program

2D Animation

2015 Animation Reel

Freelance Projects

"He Said/She Said News"

was created by Bethany Heinrich for the hugely successful worldwide women's platform Mogul.  In addition to being a co-anchor/cameo, Manik did all the animation, music and video editing for these oddball news-like shorts.  He also learned that the Naked Cowboy is a hell of a dude. 


"The Crusher"

"Pillow Talk with Preston Bailey"

was created by Kathleen McNenny for the celebrity wedding planner (and all around incredible human) Preston Bailey.  Manik animated the beautiful drawings of Jocelyn Henry, created the opening sequence from an original drawing by Nikita Polyansky, composed the opening theme music, and provided additional original music.  The full 6-episode series was released via the Huffington Post Over 50.

Episode 1

Episode 2

Original Cartoons

"The Time Machine" (upcoming)


This is the most current draft of an upcoming original short called "The Time Machine."  This cartoon will catch these brothers at four points in their lives, the four times they tried out their home-made time machine.

"The Final Performance of Milky and Bottom"

This rare piece of archive footage documents the final performance of the infamous comedy duo Milky and Bottom.  On this, their last night together, the team gives the audience an unparalleled gift.


This cartoon short was created for an evening of vaudeville-inspired performance at La Poisson Rouge in 2012.