VanArts News Article

Animation Students Q&A with Dreamworks’ James Baxter

Scroll for more

Our students (and a few graduates) from our Character Animation program got a golden opportunity today to have a Q & A session over Skype with legendary animator James Baxter, from Vancouver to Los Angeles. 


The session was organized by our Senior Animation Instructor Mark Pudleiner, who is good friends with James having worked together at Disney and Dreamworks.  James Baxter started his animation career on Who Framed Roger Rabbit and moved on to work on The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Spirit, Shrek 2, and so many other films.

Our students got to ask him questions today about animation technique, how to stay inspired and what it’s like to work in the animation industry.

Thanks James for your time and wisdom, and to Mark for hosting this great session!