LATEST ARTICLES

How to Become an Animator with Sir Wade: A YouTuber’s Journey

In our recent webinar, Animation Mentor alumnus and Content Creator Sir Wade Neistadt took a break from his busy YouTube channel to sit down...

Q&A with Liron Topaz: Lead Animator and Director at DreamWorks Animation

Animation Mentor sat down with How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World animator Liron Topaz to chat about DreamWorks, animating dragons, and the best...

Q&A with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Animator Nick Kondo

Animation Mentor sat down with alumnus and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse animator, Nick Kondo, to hear about his animation journey, from dinosaurs to superheroes....

Carlos Baena’s Journey: Simplicity in Animation

Diverse characters, simple shapes Have you ever gotten lost in the complexities of your animation? Do you tend to over-complicate your work? In this piece,...

What Ever Happened to Saturday Morning Cartoons?

For the majority of adults in their 30s and 40s today, Saturday morning cartoon time was sacrosanct when they were kids. If you had...

Animation Mentor Student Showcase 2018

We’re so proud to release our 2018 student showcase! Every year it gets harder and harder to narrow it down to just a few...

Our Top 10 Animation Blog Posts of 2018

Start 2019 with a bang by reviewing our most popular posts of 2018! Learn how to master a moving hold from Shawn Kelly, or...

You Are a Tool

Animation Mentor Co-Founder Shawn Kelly drops some truth bombs about being a studio animator. Don’t worry—it’s not as bad as it sounds! Before we dive...

Some Tips for Animating Dialogue

Mentor and Animator Jay Jackson has worked on some of our favorites! From The Little Mermaid to Hercules to Tarzan—the list goes on!...

Graduation and CTN 2018!

We had an INCREDIBLE time at graduation and CTNX this year and wanted to share some of our favorite memories! It’s always so inspiring...