Animation Director By Mathilde georges

What do Animation Directors do?

  • Select scripts
  • Select cast
  • Approve designs
  • Oversee production processes
  • Stays within budget
  • Promote finished works through interviews

What skills are required?

  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Leadership
  • Time-management

What degree is required?

  • Bachelor's degrees are very common among Animation Directors

what companies hire animation directors?

  • There are many companies who are looking for Animation directors. Some of the most popular companies are Pixar, Disney, and DreamWorks.

What is the job schedule like?

  • Works hours can be long for directors
  • Evening, weekend, and holiday work is common
  • Schedules may change depending on the assignment/project

Pay wages

  • Lowest- $31,780
  • Median- $68, 440
  • Highest- $181,780

Job Outlook

  • Employment for Animation directors has grown by 9% due to strong demand for motion pictures and TV shows, along with movies

Andrew stanton

  • Directed Finding Nemo, Finding Dory,¬†and WALL-E
  • Is also known for voice acting background characters such as Crush the sea turtle in Finding Nemo
  • Graduated from California Institution of Arts in 1983
  • Joined Pixar in 1990 (joined as the ninth employee and second animator)


  • Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in both 2003 and 2008
  • Annie Award for Outstanding Writing in an Animated Film in both 2000 and 2004
  • Annie Award for Outstanding Directing in an Animated Film in 2004
  • Nebula Award for Best Script in 2008
  • BAFTA Award for Best Animated film in 2009
  • Hugo award for Best Dramatic Presentation in 2009

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