Brian Ferguson

Animator in Residence //
School of Cinematic Arts
Brian Ferguson

Bio and Research Information

Brian Ferguson is a 25-year veteran film animator with many major projects to his credit, including some of the highest grossing films of all time.  His filmography includes 15 feature films, several as supervising animator, for Walt Disney Animation Studios, including the critically acclaimed and financially successfulBeauty and the Beast, Lion King, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Mulan, Fantasia 2000, and Winnie the Pooh.  Brian is especially skilled at conveying humor and appealing personality, as can be seen in his characters among these landmark films.     Brian has been an adjunct professor of character animation at the prestigious California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) School of Film and Video and is now currently teaching hand-drawn character animation at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.  He continues to keep his animation skills at their peak performance by working on numerous freelance projects.   Brian is trained and adept in both hand drawn and CG animation.  His skills extend to illustration, photography, and piano - which Brian believes helps his understanding of the rhythms and timing of performance.  He holds degrees from the New York Institute of Technology (Photography, Computer Graphics), Sheridan College (Classical Animation), and the University of Alberta (Zoology, Physics).

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