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Disney Animators Share Artistic Advice

Recently I was invited up to Nashville, TN to attend the second annual “Taught By A Pro Weekend” which was presented by TaughtByAPro.com – While there I got an opportunity to give a lecture, do some demos and speak with my good friends and amazing animators Tom Bancroft (Mushu from “Mulan”) and Eric Goldberg (Creator of the Genie from “Aladdin” and co-director of “Pocahontas”).

I had a brief chance to sit down with them and record some of their insights and wanted to share them with you. Enjoy!

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About Aaron Blaise

For 21 years Aaron worked with Disney helping to create some of the greatest animated films ever made. During that time he worked as an animator or supervising animator on "The Rescuers Down Under", "Beauty and the Beast", "Aladdin", "The Lion King", "Pocahontas", "Mulan" and more. In 2003 he was co-director of "Brother Bear" for which he earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. After "Brother Bear" he helped to develop several projects but ultimately left Disney to pursue an opportunity back home in Florida. Aaron recently served as 2D Animation Supervisor and Character Designer for the "The Bear and the Hare" an advertisement loved by millions around the world. He is currently also working on a new animated short film, once again involving bears called "Snow Bear".

3 thoughts on “Disney Animators Share Artistic Advice

  1. hello sir
    i like you videos and i want to take your class. Because of you my drawing are improving.thanks for that. i want to know how we apply for Disney now and can you teach some digital painting
    thank you

  2. Hi Aaron!

    Traci here, new subscriber! I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for sharing these insights. It means a great deal to me as a student of animation (and I’m sure the many others who view your page).
    Keep up the great work, and I’m looking forward to more of your content!

  3. Hi, Just wanted to say thankyou! You are such an inspiration for the young and the old. I am a 67 year old watercolorist and I have learned so much from your videos. I watch them wherever I can find them and I have finally joined your site to learn more. I am just learning Photoshop. I am finding that it is way easier and so much faster to put together my layout on Photoshop and my Wacom tablet than drawing images on paper over and over again. And I can test colors to get them just right. My final painting is so much better. I just won the Mayor’s choice at the Springfield Mayor’s Art Show in Springfield, Oregon. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Linda

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