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Disney CG Animator Q&A

Cg-Char has a discussion board based interview with Doug Bennett where the board members get to ask the questions. Doug is currently a Supervising Animator at Disney Feature Animation on Chicken Little, the first totally CG animated film from Disney. His previous work includes Disney’s Treasure Planet, Fantasia2000, and the Care Bears animated TV show.

I believe that I’m very lucky to be doing something that I love for a living. Not only that, but no matter how ‘successful’ any of us becomes, there is always something more to strive for. And I don’t mean money. There’s something pure about the arts, in that it’s not really about the paycheck, it’s so much about putting your soul into your work. It’s hard for me to put into words. But I believe we as artists answer to more than our studio bosses, we answer to the art itself.

Cg-Char is an internet resource for 3D CG character animators, technical directors, directors, producers, students, and hobbyists.

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  1. I am 17 years old and want to go for my BFA when I graduate. I’m not quite sure on what career I’d like to pursue after school so i’m trying to find different jobs that interest me. I love Disney, the movies, the characters and all. I’ve drawn Disney characters since I was little and now I think it would be kind of cool if i could do that for the rest of my life but as a career. I’ve been searching the internet but can find no information on the courses I’d need to take inrder to because an animator for disney. Can you help me? Currently I’m doing a project in Career and Personal Planning in grade 11 and we have to do a report on a career we are interested in. Again, I didn’t know what to pick. I tried looking for animators for disney but no good sites came up. If you have any advise or information for me it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

  2. I have the same question as Amanda above me. I’m interested in becoming a disney animator but I’m not sure what classes to take once I reach college. I want to turn my love for disney movies and my abilty to draw into a career but I need help getting there. Could you send me some information? Thank you!
    – Sarah Garrison, grade 11

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