I graduated from Music and Art High School where I was an art student and sang in the choir. I Started animating at Paramount Studios in New York, working on Popeye, Casper the Ghost, etc. After serving two years in the Army as 4th Division Headquarter's Cartoonist in Frankfurt, Germany, doing my own comic strip and re-enlistment ads I received a commendation ribbon & medal. After the army I formed an animation studio with Partner Ray Favata and produced many famous animated tv commercials such as SUGAR BEAR (16 YRS) TRIX RABBIT,COCOA PUFFS, BULLWINKLE, MY LITTLE PONY,BILLIE JO JIVE FOR CHILDREN'S TELEVISION WORKSHOP AND FLINTSTONES VITAMINS to name just a few. During the 60's I served on the Board of Directors of DANCE THEATER WORKSHOP in new York as Multi Media Director producing experimental dance films with RUDY PEREZ, FRANCIS ALLENIKOFF, DANA WOLFE, CLAY TAGLIAFERRO, DANIEL NAGRIN, BARBARA ROAN AND STEWART HODES. FIVE OF MY EXPERIMENTAL FILMS ARE IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. EXPERIMENTAL FILMS DVD FOR SALE AT: www.edseeman.com/films/4experimentals.html After hiring FRANK ZAPPA to score my animated LUDEN'S COUGH DROP COMMERCIAL "THE BIG SQUEEZE" I collaborated with him by filming THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION for two years on a work in process film called "UNCLE MEAT". My 40 minute version of "FRANK ZAPPA & THE ORIGINAL MOTHERS OF INVENTION" IS FOR SALE (as well as tells more of my relationship with Frank Zappa) ON MY ZAPPA WEBSITE.www.edseeman.com/zappa This was followed by a long photographic career in computer enhanced fashion photography, specializing in mannequin brochures and department store windows. In 1989 I left New York and settled in South Florida and married for the 5th time an old girl friend that I now have enjoyed over 18 years of marraige and business. We rejuvenated my animation career and produced many local TV commercials Most Notable was my MANATEE PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT "MUMPHREY, MINDY AND MAX," While using my Mac Computer to color my hand drawn cel animation I became familiar with Photoshop and became a DIGITAL FINE ARTIST creating abstract art and transferring them to large canvases which have shown in many Museums, City Halls and our own ART TENT at the wide variety of arts and Crafts festivals here in South Florida. www.edseeman.com/art Unfortunately Computer animation took over the industry and so My wife, Amy and I formed a T-SHIRT COMPANY "MANA-T'S INC". We now produce my cartoon designed T-Shirts for Many Major Florida Theme Parks and gift shops throughout the country and the carribean, as well as our Ebay store. For more info about my animation, digital art and other art work please visit my web site at www.edseeman.com
In 1970 While still continuing my career as an animator I ventured into the world of EROTIC FEATURE FILMS and assumed another name so as not to be associated with Ed Seeman Cartoon Animator of Children's tv commercials.
I became EDUARDO CEMANO and produced the first feature length storyline, comedy, hardcore films known as "ONE DAY WONDERS" DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE ENTIRE FILM WAS SHOT IN ONE DAY. This was followed by 3 and 5 day wonders which have recently been released on DVD as
"EDUARDO CEMANO'S SEXUAL HEALING TRILOGY".
This was followed by a 20 year period as an erotic photographer shooting sets for such magazines as PENTHOUSE, SWANK, HIGH SOCIETY etc. as well as the most artistic hard core magazine ever published called "PURITAN."