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Central Indiana native worked on 2 Oscar nominees

COLUMBUS,Ind. (WISH) –  When this year’s Oscar ceremony airs, one central Indiana native will be paying especially close attention.

According to 24-Hour News 8 news partner, The Republic, Tyler Kupferer’s work can be seen in two of this year’s Oscar nominated films.

Kupferer, a Columbus North and Purdue University graduate, currently works as a layout artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios.

He was a part of the team that worked on best Animated Feature Film nominee, “Big Hero 6”, and on best Animated Short Film nominee, “Feast”.

Kupferer also worked as a layout artist on last year’s “Frozen”, which won the Oscar for best Original Song at last year’s ceremony.

The Academy Awards ceremony, honoring the best in film from 2014, airs Feb. 22.

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