How I Became A Disney Animator

  • Published on:  6/18/2019
  • "Animation as an industry, you never quite feel like you make it because there's always something new and challenging right around the corner."Credits: out more awesome videos at BuzzFeedVideo! MORE BUZZFEED:https://www.buzzfeed.com TO BUZZFEED NEWSLETTERS:’s flagship channel. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, always shareable. New videos posted daily!To see behind-the-scenes & more, follow us on Instagram @buzzfeedvideo BuzzFeed? Get the merch! BUY NOW: Provided By AudioBlocks( MickeyHulton Archive/Getty ImagesVIDEOwoman draws a sketch on christmassiberianstock/Getty Imagestraditional animationmarcovarro/Getty Images


  • Mr. Friendship
    Mr. Friendship 2 months ago+363

    As an aspiring animator at college, this guy deserved to have his own animated series on Disney Channel.

  • Laura Price
    Laura Price 1 months ago+38

    all these videos about animation artists lately! buzzfeed- call me

  • melloyello
    melloyello 2 months ago+229

    Wow you can see his distinctive style in Megara and Jane.

  • Rai Rahim
    Rai Rahim 2 months ago+129

    Great video, Buzzfeed. Please bring more light to people behind the scenes of animation industries! I can relate so much to this because I am a part of an anime studio and I have been involved in animating in-betweens for animes like Attack on Titan, Pokemon and other major titles that people might have heard of. There is something rewarding seeing your drawn frames come to life. However I also envision a studio of my own. Gaining experiences and seeing how an animation studio have certainly helped me to visualize the dream.

  • Mister Movie
    Mister Movie 2 months ago+108

    He did a 50 page comic book??? Well shoot, I can’t even do a 1 page flipbook

  • Curiosity Culture
    Curiosity Culture 2 months ago+205

    Started at ages 8 and 10 respectfully.. yeah they put their 10000 hours in!

  • Angel Jourdan
    Angel Jourdan 2 months ago+79

    My great grampa went to school with Walt Disney.

  • Marcy Kayy
    Marcy Kayy 2 months ago+59

    I LOVE THE LAND BEFORE TIME! And now so does my 6 year old, thats so cool he animated it!

  • D4v1ddd44 Anims
    D4v1ddd44 Anims 2 months ago+62

    As an animator this really inspires me to keep looking for this dream and do my best :)

  • AM Productions
    AM Productions 2 months ago+46

    Perfectly timed video once again
    I’ve been searching animation non stop

  • Avery the Cuban-American
    Avery the Cuban-American 2 months ago+43

    I want to become an Imagineer, always loved the design and architecture of all the attractions at all the Disney parks (especially Shanghai and WDW)

  • Reg3e
    Reg3e 2 months ago+92

    I feel inspired, the message in this video resonate so much with my personal goal. > w<

  • VermilionLotus
    VermilionLotus 2 months ago+15

    My beginnings as an artist were just like them: creating from a young age. I wanted to be an animator up until high school but did not end up furthering my education in art because my mom hated the idea and refused to send me to art school. I couldn't afford school on my own, so I had to give up my dream. It worked out in the end, though. I still love drawing, but I've found my true calling is in education. :) for all of you aspiring animators: KEEP GOING!

  • melovekittie
    melovekittie 2 months ago+23

    I really thought this video said “a professional amateur” and I honestly related so much

  • T Stormer
    T Stormer 1 months ago+9

    so this dude single-handedly animated every woman cartoon I've ever been attracted to you since I was like 8! Freaking Meg, Jane and the lady from Atlantis are you kidding me?!? Praize

  • Lisa -
    Lisa - 2 months ago+11

    on a movie called hercules. as if we wouldn't know which movie he's taling about haha

  • parmeila dhevi
    parmeila dhevi 2 months ago+11

    This man drew my childhood animated characters. I grew up with Land Before Time, Hercules and Treasure Planet

  • Caitlin Shea
    Caitlin Shea 2 months ago+8

    "Animation as an industry, you never quite feel like you make it because there's always something new and challenging right around the corner." < --- almost any job BUT that's a good thing. If it's not a challenge - you'll never grow

  • Amy Park
    Amy Park 1 months ago+5

    I love how he says "the movie called" so humble

  • Khushi Rathi
    Khushi Rathi 2 months ago+6

    They dont just make animations they make dreams...