Animators

by alizabiza | created - 15 Jun 2014 | updated - 19 Oct 2014 | Public

1. Don Hertzfeldt

Animation_department | World of Tomorrow

Don Hertzfeldt was born on August 1, 1976 in Fremont, California, USA as Donald Charles Hertzfeldt. He is known for his work on World of Tomorrow (2015), It's Such a Beautiful Day (2011) and The Simpsons (1989).

Watch everything he's done

2. Jan Svankmajer

Director | Otesánek

After studying at the Institute of Industrial Arts and the Marionette Faculty of the Prague Academy of Fine Arts in the 1950s, Jan Svankmajer started working as a theatre director, chiefly in association with the Theatre of Masks and the Black Theatre. He first experimented with film-making after ...

Alice

3. Stephen Quay

Director | The PianoTuner of EarthQuakes

The identical twin Brothers Quay (the other being Timothy) were born near Philadelphia in a town with a large European immigrant population, which fuelled their interest in European (especially Eastern European) culture. They moved to London in the late 1960s to study at the Royal College of Art ...

4. Timothy Quay

Director | The PianoTuner of EarthQuakes

The identical twin Brothers Quay (the other being Stephen) were born near Philadelphia in a town with a large European immigrant population, which fuelled their interest in European (especially Eastern European) culture. They moved to London in the late 1960s to study at the Royal College of Art ...

5. Henry Selick

Director | Coraline

Henry Selick is a film director, specializing in films with stop-motion animation. He has formal training as an animator.

Selick was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, son of Charles H. Selick and Melanie Molan. He was mostly raised Rumson, New Jersey. As a child, Selick took up drawing as a hobby. He ...

James and the Giant Peach, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline

6. Brad Bird

Writer | The Incredibles

Phillip Bradley "Brad" Bird is an American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and occasional voice actor, known for both animated and live-action films. Bird was born in Kalispell, Montana, the youngest of four children of Marjorie A. (née Cross) and Philip Cullen Bird. His father worked in...

The Incredibles

7. Chuck Jones

Actor | Gremlins

Starting as a cel washer, Chuck Jones worked his way up to animator and then director at the animation division of Warner Bros. He is famous for creating such beloved cartoon characters as Wile E. Coyote, Henery Hawk, Pepé Le Pew, Marvin the Martian, Ralph Wolf, Road Runner, Sam Sheepdog, Sniffles,...

Looney Tunes

8. Hayao Miyazaki

Director | Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi

Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's greatest animation directors. The entertaining plots, compelling characters, and breathtaking animation in his films have earned him international renown from critics as well as public recognition within Japan. The Walt Disney Company's commitment to introduce the ...

Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away

9. Adam Elliot

Director | Mary and Max

Grew up on a shrimp farm in southern Australia together with two brothers, one sister and two parrots. He discerned his artistic abilities at an early age and spent five years studying photography, painting, pottery etc. In 1996 he began his studies at the Victorian College of the Arts where Uncle ...

Max and Mary

10. Andrew Stanton

Writer | WALL·E

Oscar-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton was raised in Rockport, Massachusetts. He was educated at The California Institute of the Arts (or "CalArts") in Los Angeles, where he studied character animation. After graduation, Stanton began working as a writer on the TV series Mighty Mouse: The New ...

Finding Nemo, Wall E

11. John Lasseter

Writer | Toy Story 2

Although born in Hollywood John and his twin sister, Johanna were raised in Wittier near Los Angeles. His parents were Jewell Mae (Risley), an art teacher, and Paul Eual Lasseter, a parts manager at a Chevrolet dealership. His mother's profession contributed to his interest in animation and ...

Toy Story

12. Don Bluth

Director | Anastasia

Don Bluth was one of the chief animators at Disney to come to the mantle after the great one's death. He eventually became the animation director for such films as The Rescuers (1977) and Pete's Dragon (1977). Unfortunately, the quality of animation that Disney was producing at this point was not ...

The Secret of NHIM

13. Satoshi Kon

Writer | Tôkyô goddofâzâzu

Satoshi Kon was born in 1963. He studied at the Musashino College of the Arts. He began his career as a Manga artist. He then moved to animation and worked as a background artist on many films (including Roujin Z (1991) by 'Katsuhiro Otomo'). Then, in 1995, he wrote an episode of the anthology film ...

Paprika

14. Michel Ocelot

Director | Princes et princesses

Michel Ocelot was born on October 27, 1943 in Villefranche-sur-Mer, French Riviera, France. He is a writer and director, known for Princes and Princesses (2000), Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998) and Kirikou and the Wild Beasts (2005).

15. Marjane Satrapi

Director | Persepolis

Marjane Satrapi was born on November 22, 1969 in Rasht, Iran. She is a director and actress, known for Persepolis (2007), The Voices (2014) and Chicken with Plums (2011). She is married to Mattias Ripa. She was previously married to Reza.

Persepolis

16. Sylvain Chomet

Director | Les triplettes de Belleville

Sylvain Chomet was born on November 10, 1963 in Maisons-Laffitte, Seine-et-Oise [now Yvelines, Île-de-France], France. He is a director and writer, known for The Triplets of Belleville (2003), The Illusionist (2010) and The Old Lady and the Pigeons (1997).

The Triplettes of Bellville

17. Nick Park

Writer | The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Nick Park was born on December 6, 1958 in Preston, Lancashire, England as Nicholas Wulstan Park. He is a writer and producer, known for Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), Chicken Run (2000) and A Grand Day Out (1989).

Wallace and Gromit

18. Katsuhiro Ôtomo

Writer | Akira

Katsuhiro Ôtomo is a Japanese manga artist, screenwriter and film director. He is best known as the creator of the manga Akira and its animated film adaptation.

In 1979, after writing multiple short-stories for the magazine Action, Otomo created his first science-fiction work, titled Fireball. ...

Akira

19. Chris Landreth

Director | The End

Chris Landreth was born in 1961 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. He is known for his work on The End (1995), Subconscious Password (2013) and Bingo (1998).

Ryan

20. Amanda Forbis

Animation_department | When the Day Breaks

Amanda Forbis is known for her work on When the Day Breaks (1999), Wild Life (2011) and United Airlines: The Meeting (2006).

When the Day Breaks

21. Wendy Tilby

Animation_department | When the Day Breaks

Wendy Tilby was born in 1960 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is known for her work on When the Day Breaks (1999), Strings (1991) and Tables of Content (1986).

When the Day Breaks

22. Suzie Templeton

Director | Stanley

Suzie Templeton was born in 1967 in Hampshire, England. She is a director and writer, known for Stanley (2000), Dog (2001) and Peter & the Wolf (2006).

Peter and the Wolf

23. Michael Dudok de Wit

Writer | La tortue rouge

Michael Dudok de Wit was born on July 15, 1953 in Abcoude, Utrecht, Netherlands. He is known for his work on The Red Turtle (2016), The Monk and the Fish (1994) and Father and Daughter (2000).

Father and Daughter, The Monk and the Fish, Aroma of Tea

24. Ryan Larkin

Animation_department | En marchant

As a teenager, Ryan Larkin studied at the Art School of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts under the tutelage of Arthur Lismer, and clearly showed sharp talent for character and figure drawing. In the early 1960s, he was hired by the National Film Board of Canada, and was immediately recognized by ...

25. Ray Harryhausen

Visual_effects | Clash of the Titans

When it comes to motion picture special effects, there is only one name that personifies movie magic--Ray Harryhausen. From his debut films with George Pal to his final film, Harryhausen imbued magic and visual strength to motion picture special effects as no other technician has, before or since.

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26. Norman McLaren

Producer | Neighbours

Norman McClaren is one of the most awarded filmmakers in the history of Canadian cinema, and a pioneer in both animation and filmmaking. Born in Scotland, he entered the Glasgow School of Fine Arts in 1932 to study set design. His early experiments in animation included actually scratching and ...

27. Richard Condie

Director | The Big Snit

Richard Condie was born in 1942 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is a director and actor, known for The Big Snit (1985), La Salla (1996) and The Cat Came Back (1988).

The Big Snit

28. Joanna Quinn

Director | Famous Fred

Joanna Quinn was born on February 4, 1962 in Birmingham, England. She is known for her work on Famous Fred (1996), Girls Night Out (1987) and Dreams and Desires: Family Ties (2006).

All her shorts are great

29. Koji Yamamura

Director | Atama-yama

Koji Yamamura is a director and producer, known for Mount Head (2002), The Old Crocodile (2005) and Muybridge's Strings (2011).

30. PES

Director | Western Spaghetti

PES was born as Adam Pesapane. He is a director and writer, known for Western Spaghetti (2008), Roof Sex (2002) and Game Over (2006).

31. Christopher Hinton

Animation_department | Flux

Chris Hinton teaches animation in the Film program at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. He is a multi-award-winning animator who has worked extensively for the National Film Board (where he has animated, written, directed and produced over a dozen films) as well as for the CBC and several ...

Flux, The Fly

A Family Portrait

The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello

34. Konstantin Bronzit

Director | Mi ne mozhem zhit bez kosmosa

Konstantin Bronzit was born on April 12, 1965 in Leningrad, RSFSR, USSR as Konstantin Eduardovich Bronzit. He is a director and writer, known for We Can't Live Without Cosmos (2014), Lavatory Lovestory (2007) and Au bout du monde (1999).

Lavatory Lovestory

35. Juan Pablo Zaramella

Director | Viaje a Marte

Juan Pablo Zaramella was born on April 7, 1972 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a director and writer, known for Journey to Mars (2005), The Glove (2002) and Luminaris (2011).

Luminaris

36. Run Wrake

Director | Rabbit

Run Wrake was born on November 24, 1963 in Yemen as John Wrake. He was a director and writer, known for Rabbit (2005), The Control Master (2008) and Anyway (1990). He was married to Lisa O'Neill. He died on October 21, 2012 in Ashford, Kent, England.

Rabbit

37. David O'Reilly

Director | Please Say Something

David O'Reilly was born on June 21, 1985 in Kilkenny, Ireland. He is a director and writer, known for Please Say Something (2008), The Horse Raised by Spheres (2014) and The External World (2010).

The External World



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