Featured Mentors


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Pixar Animation Studios


Tippett Studio


Blue Sky Studios


Pixar Animation Studios


Senior Animator
Sony Imageworks

Our Mentors

Animation Mentor’s courses are taught by professionals within the animation and visual effects industries. The mentors run their classes like real productions, ensuring that you learn how to take important feedback and direction while still meeting your deadlines with the best possible results. Find out a little more about our mentors below.

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Mentor Name
Aaron Hartline1 Mentor RosterAaron HartlineAnimatorPixar Animation StudiosAnimation
Mentor Alan Rogers Mentor RosterAlan RogersAnimatorid SoftwareAnimation
Mentor Andrew Park Mentor RosterAndrew ParkAnimatorWeta DigitalAnimation
Mentor Anthony Wong Mentor RosterAnthony WongAnimatorPixar Animation StudiosAnimation
Arslan Elver Mentor RosterArslan ElverLead AnimatorIndustrial Light & Magic LondonAnimation
Mentor Beau Pratt Mentor RosterBeau PrattMaya Workshop InstructorAnimation MentorAnimation
Mentor Boola Robello Mentor RosterBoola RobelloSenior AnimatorMoving Picture CompanyAnimation
Mentor Brian Mendenhall Mentor RosterBrian MendenhallAnimatorTippett StudioAnimation
Mentor Brian Ward Mentor RosterBrian WardAnimatorAnimation
Mentor Cameron Pratt Mentor RosterCameron PrattMaya Workshop InstructorAnimation MentorAnimation
Mentor Chad Stewart Mentor RosterChad Stewart3D Visual Development Artist - AnimatorSony Pictures AnimationAnimation
Mentor Charles Alleneck1 Mentor RosterCharles Alleneck

AnimatorIndustrial Light & MagicAnimation
Mentor Chris Hurtt Mentor RosterChris HurttCharacter AnimatorMoving Picture Company LondonAnimation
Chris Mullinsuse this one Mentor RosterChris MullinsAnimatorTippett StudioAnimation
Mentor Dana Boadway Mentor RosterDana Boadway MassonOwner/DirectorKiller JellybeanAnimation
Mentor Dave Vallone1 Mentor RosterDave ValloneAnimatorReel FXAnimation
Mentor Dave Weatherly Mentor RosterDave WeatherlyAnimatorDreamWorks AnimationAnimation
Mentor David Burgess Mentor RosterDavid BurgessHead of Character AnimationDreamWorks AnimationAnimation
David Tart w500 Mentor RosterDavid TartAnimatorFreelanceAnimation
Mentor Derek Esparza Mentor RosterDerek EsparzaSenior Character AnimatorSony Pictures ImageworksAnimation
Mentor Dimos Vrysellas Mentor RosterDimos VrysellasHead of AnimationCircus Ink EntertainmentAnimation
Mentor Don Kim Mentor RosterDon KimAnimatorNelvana LimitedAnimation
Mentor Drew Adams Mentor RosterDrew AdamsAnimatorDreamWorks AnimationAnimation
Mentor Elliot Roberts Mentor RosterElliott RobertsAnimatorIndustrial Light & MagicAnimation
Mentor Erik Morgansen Mentor RosterErik MorgansenAnimatorIndustrial Light & MagicAnimation
Mentor Ethan Hurd Mentor RosterEthan HurdAnimation SupervisorDisney Toon StudiosAnimation
Mentor GregKyle Mentor RosterGreg KyleAnimatorLAIKAAnimation
Mentor Greg Whittaker Mentor RosterGreg WhittakerSenior AnimatorDreamWorks AnimationAnimation
Mentor Guido Muzzarelli Mentor RosterGuido MuzzarelliAnimatorIndustrial Light & MagicAnimation
Mentor James Chiang Mentor RosterJames ChiangAnimation DirectorFreelanceAnimation
Mentor Jamy W Mentor RosterJamy WhelessPresidentLightstream Animation StudiosAnimation
Mentor Jason Martinsen Mentor RosterJason MartinsenSenior Cinematic AnimatorBlack TuskAnimation
Mentor Jason Taylor Mentor RosterJason TaylorOwnerLittle Zoo StudioAnimation
Mentor Jay Davis Mentor RosterJay DavisDirectorIndependent Short FilmAnimation
Mentor Jay Jackson Mentor RosterJay JacksonAnimatorRenegade AnimationAnimation
Mentor Jean Denis Mentor RosterJean-Denis HaasSenior Lead AnimatorIndustrial Light & MagicAnimation
Mentor Jeff Joe Mentor Roster
Jeff JoeAnimation DirectorThe Christian Broadcasting NetworkAnimation
Mentor Joe Antonuccio1 Mentor RosterJoe AntonuccioSenior AnimatorBlue Sky StudiosAnimation
Mentor John Nguyen Mentor RosterJohn NguyenAnimatorSony Pictures ImageworksAnimation
Mentor John Vassallo Mentor RosterJohn VassalloSenior Character AnimatorSony Pictures ImageworksAnimation
Mentor Jon Collins1 Mentor RosterJon CollinsSupervising AnimatorToyTalk Inc.Animation
Mentor Keith Sintay Mentor RosterKeith SintaySenior Character AnimatorIndustrial Light & MagicAnimation
Mentor Kevin Andrus Mentor RosterKevin AndrusAnimatorDreamWorks AnimationAnimation
Mentor Kevin Koch Mentor RosterKevin KochAnimation SupervisorMoonBot StudiosAnimation
Mentor Leigh Rens Mentor RosterLeigh RensAnimatorFreelanceAnimation
Mentor Marek Kochout Mentor RosterMarek KochoutAnimatorDreamWorks AnimationAnimation
Mentor Martin Hopkins Mentor RosterMartin HopkinsAnimatorDreamWorks AnimationAnimation
Mentor Matthew Rees Mentor RosterMathew ReesSupervising Senior AnimatorAardman AnimationAnimation
Mentor Matt Garward Mentor RosterMatt GarwardSenior Animator2K GamesAnimation
Mentor Melanie Cordan Mentor Roster
Melanie CordanSenior AnimatorFreelanceAnimation
Mentor Michelle Meeker Mentor RosterMichelle MeekerAnimatorFreelanceAnimation
Mentor Michael Stern Mentor RosterMike SternAnimatorPixar Animation StudiosAnimation
Mentor Nate Wall1 Mentor RosterNate WallAnimatorPixar Animation StudiosAnimation
Mentor Nick Bruno Mentor RosterNick BrunoSupervising AnimatorBlue Sky StudiosAnimation
Mentor Nicole Herr1 Mentor RosterNicole HerrSenior Character AnimatorAnimation
Mentor Paul Allen Mentor RosterPaul AllenCharacter AnimatorFreelanceAnimation
Mentor Peter Kelly1 Mentor RosterPeter KellyAnimatorIndustrial Light & MagicAnimation
Mentor Ray Chase Mentor RosterRay ChaseAnimatorReel FXAnimation
Mentor Ray Ross Mentor RosterRay RossSenior AnimatorBlue Sky StudiosAnimation
Mentor Rich McKain Mentor RosterRich McKainAnimation SupervisorReel FXAnimation
Mentor Richard Fournier Mentor RosterRichard FournierAnimatorBlue Sky StudiosAnimation
Mentor Robyn Powell Mentor RosterRobyne PowellSupervising AnimatorDreamWorks AnimationAnimation
Mentor Ryan Bradley Mentor RosterRyan BradleyAnimatorIndustrial Light & MagicAnimation
Mentor Scott Lemmer Mentor RosterScott LemmerAnimatorDreamWorks AnimationAnimation
Mentor Sean McComber Mentor RosterSean McComberAnimatorAnimation
Mentor Sean Sexton Mentor RosterSean SextonSupervising AnimatorDreamWorks AnimationAnimation
Mentor Shaun Freeman Mentor RosterShaun FreemanSenior AnimatorLittle Zoo StudioAnimation
Mentor Shawn Kelly Mentor RosterShawn KellyLead AnimatorIndustrial Light & MagicAnimation
Mentor Spencer Roberts Mentor RosterSpencer RobertsMaya Workshop InstructorAnimation MentorAnimation
Mentor Steve Cady Mentor RosterSteve CadyLead AnimatorHybride VFX StudioAnimation
Mentor Steve Cunningham1 Mentor RosterSteve CunninghamSenior AnimatorReelFXAnimation
Victor Navone1 Mentor RosterVictor NavoneSupervising AnimatorPixar Animation StudiosAnimation