Mike began his long career in the animation field in 1978 at Filmation Studios. Having been inspired by the Warner Brothers cartoons of the 1940s he always dreamed of being an animator. Starting his career at Filmation Studios he worked on He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra Princess of Power, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, Tarzan, Lone Ranger Zorro Adventure Hour, Shazam, Blackstar, BraveStarr, Ghostbusters, New Adventures of Tom & Jerry. He also worked freelance for Bill Melendez on This is America Charlie Brown, Snoopy’s Reunion and It’s Spring Training Charlie Brown.
When Filmation closed its doors in 1988, he moved over to the Baer Animation Studios where he got to work on many commercials such as the Green Giant, Chevy Lumina and also worked on Roger Rabbit in Tummy Trouble as well as the Prince and the Pauper short starring Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy. In the mid-1990s, he found himself working at Disney Studios Animation in Burbank where he worked on such great Disney Classics as Aladdin, Pocahontas, Mulan, Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, Atlantis the Lost Empire, Treasure Planet, Hercules and Home on the Range.