Full Time Job


Walt Disney Animation Studios

Burbank, CA 04-25-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

Animators, grab your reels and prepare to do the best work of your life!

Be part of the longest running animation team in history. Work alongside legends. Use your animation powers for good and touch the hearts of millions of people around the globe.

We want versatile CG Character Animators who show outstanding understanding of acting, appeal, entertainment, weight, locomotion, anatomy, and dialogue. If you're funny too, that's a plus. We want artists with a strong point of view who put a personal spin on their work.

All positions are based in our Burbank, California studios for Moana 2.

What You Will Do
• Effectively tell the story in a meaningful way through vibrant and compelling character acting and movement
• Create quality animation using digital tools for feature films and other related projects
• Receive assigned shots in sequence review with the Directors providing general guidance
• Plan shots with an understanding of story/character context
• Block animation using audio dialog track
• Clearly show performance ideas and shot blocking in Director review (animation dailies)
• Closely Collaborate with and take direction from Directors and Animation Supervisors in a feature film environment
• Implement changes and completely finish shots in accordance with production schedule
• Develop a solid understanding of vital production tools
• Maintain an open and professional demeanor regarding direction, changes and shifting requirements

• A reel that is no more than 2 minutes in length of character animation that illustrates visual storytelling, believable expressions, emotional states, personality, appeal, entertainment, clear timing, weight, physics, balance, and staging
• Proficiency in Presto, Maya or equivalent software required

Preferred Qualifications
• Background in traditional hand-drawn, computer, or stop-motion animation a plus

• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

The pay rate for this role in Burbank, CA is $56.38 - $67.28 per hour, which follows the pay scale agreed upon in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The base pay actually offered may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience, among other factors. Select benefits may be provided as part of the compensation package, such as medical, financial, and/or other benefits. To learn more about our benefits visit:

Disney Animation continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to our 62nd animated feature, Wish, releasing November 2023. Among the studio's timeless creations are Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, and Encanto.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gqjj8m-3-215-186-30-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $56.38 to $67.28 Per Hour ($ USD)
Company Profile
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made.