Armando Soto.

Armando Nielo Soto III is an artist, animator, director and occasional producer. He provided unspecified contributions to Shantae and the Pirate's Curse and is expected to be the animation director on Shantae: Half-Genie Hero.


Armando Soto studied at the California Institute of the Arts in 1999 and 2000.[1]


Armando Soto started his professional career with a brief tenure at Sony Pictures/Happy Madison in 2000 and 2001 as a character layout artist and character animator. He then joined WayForward as a producer, director and designer and remained there until 2005, when he departed, and joined Disney Interactive Studios the following year, as an art director and later game producer for mobile games. In 2009, he founded his own development studio, Sunken Media LLC, and in parallel worked briefly in 2010 at Total Immersion. Although he still works under his own studio, he rejoined WayForward as a full-fledged employee in 2011 as a director and animation department director.[1] He provided unspecified contributions to Shantae and the Pirate's Curse and is expected to work on Shantae: Half-Genie Hero as the animation director.[2] He left WayFoward in May 2015 to join MGA Entertainment as a senior producer, and left MGA in February 2016 to join Tic Toc Games as chief of staff.[1]


This is a list of projects Armando Soto was involved in according to his LinkedIn page, Mobygames and a Google search over (unless otherwise indicated).[1][3][4]


  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature From the Krusty Krab - producer (2006)


  • Rescue Heroes: Billy Blazes - assistant director (2003)
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie - director (2004)
  • Tak: The Great Juju Challenge - director (2005)
  • Camp Lazlo: Leaky Lake Games - director (2006)
  • Centipede: Infestation - director (2011)[5]
  • Adventure Time Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW! - animation department director (2013)[6]
  • Wonder Momo: Typhoon Booster - animation director (2014)
  • Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - animation director (201X)[7]


  • Descendants - animation manager (2015)


  • Godzilla: Domination! - level design (2002)
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie - designer (2004)
  • Tak: The Great Juju Challenge - designer (2005)
  • Camp Lazlo: Leaky Lake Games - designer (2006)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab - original game design (2006)
  • X-Men: The Official Game - additional sprite designer (2006)
  • Centipede: Infestation - designer (2011)

Art and animation


  • Dilbert - character layout artist (2000)
  • Adam Sandlers Eight Crazy Nights - character animator (2002)

Video games

  • Godzilla: Domination! - backgrounds, illustrations (2002)
  • The Scorpion King: Sword of Osiris - background supervisor (2002)
  • Rescue Heroes: Billy Blazes - backgrounds (2003)
  • Ping Pals - featured artist (2004)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! - additional art (2005)

Unspecified contributions

  • Justice League Heroes: The Flash (2006)
  • Contra 4 - contributor (2007)
  • Jelly Car 2 (2009)
  • BLACKOUT! (2010)
  • Disney Fairies Fly (2010)
  • Mighty Switch Force! (2011)
  • My Baby Einstein (2011)
  • Pizza vs Skeletons (2012)
  • Disney DuckTales: Remastered - contributor (2013)
  • Shantae and the Pirate's Curse - contributor (2014)


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