Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Episode 001: Nathan Engelhardt - Disney Supervising Animator

In this episode we interview Nathan Engelhardt, Supervising Animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Nathan was one of our pioneering instructors who helped shape the direction and vision of the school. He previously worked on serveral projects at Blue Sky Studios including; Horton Hears a Who, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Rio, and Epic. His most recent project was Wreck-It-Ralph. We ask Nathan about his journey to  becoming a feature film animator and about his experience working at Disney.

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Show Notes:

Nathan Engelhardt’s 2011 demo reel
The Neverhood - A Doug Tennapel game
Mike Thurmeier - Director at Blue Sky
Pete Nash - Animation Supervisor at Sony
Zach Parrish - Supervising Animator at Walt Disney
John C. Reilly - voice of Wreck-It-Ralph
Jack McBrayer - voice of Fix-It Felix, Jr.
"I love my mama!"
Wreck-It-Raplh trailer


  1. This is a very good podcast! Thanks for your work Tony.
    I'd only like to have a bit more information about the way the top professionals work, a bit of workflow, any tip, any failure they had on their professional life so we all can learn from it and know we are not alone, and things like that.

    Looking forward to the next one! :)

  2. I really enjoyed this. I find myself kind of in the same shoes Nathan was in for school. I'm always happy to hear other animators' experiences. Thanks for this podcast!


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