For some, working for Disney is a dream come true. Whether your aim is to be a theme park Jungle Cruise Skipper or to animate a classic Disney feature film, no one can stop you from dreaming! And the Blue Fairy may have granted your wish this week as over eight new jobs for the Disney Animation unit landed on LinkedIn.
Disney Animation is Hiring!
Tons of listing popped up in the last week, even in the wake of Blue Sky Animation being dissolved in the coming months. Perhaps these new listings will join reassignments from the previously-Fox-owned studio? For any Walt Disney animation Studio fan, it’s exciting to see another round of hiring to beef up our favorite art department, proving that 2D and 3D animation is here to stay.
The lighthearted listings most certainly give an air of fun, creativity, and hard work. The specific job listing for Animator begins with the following enchanting lead, clearly written by a creative production person:
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. Drink all the coffee you want. Waltz into the Animation Research Library and hold a Fred Moore scene in your hands. Use your animation powers for good and touch the hearts of millions of people around the globe.
We want talented character animators who show exceptional understanding of weight, locomotion, anatomy, dialogue, acting, appeal, and entertainment. If you’re funny too, that’s a plus. If you’ve got an opinion, all the better. We want artists with a strong point of view who put a personal spin on their work.
Other jobs listed on LinkedIn range from Director of Graphic Design for PIXAR, Disney Animator, Sr. Systems Engineer for the Animation Studios, Character TD: Technical Animation, Look Development Artist, Crowds Artist, and Stereoscopic Layout Artist. Typical requirements are Bachelor’s degrees in the art field, as well as knowledge of locomotion, weight, character animation, or various computer programs. Demo reels will be expected!
While all of these gigs are central to the Burbank, California-area Animation Studios, if you’re looking to relocate, the sunny west coast isn’t a bad place to live! Give your dream job a shot and apply for all these Disney Animation jobs today!
Not a Pro? Disney Has Animation For You, Too!
Normally, you can find an Animation Experience in a few places at Walt Disney World Resort. By visiting Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, you can take on some drawing lessons from a real professional animator from Disney Animation. Characters may vary at each session but think about your favorites: Simba, Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, and more. Paper, pencils, and step-by-step instructions are provided for you to give it your best shot, and it’s all free to anyone visiting the Resort at lesson time (it varies, so please check the front desk for the regular schedule).
Here’s what you can expect from the Art of Animation drawing lessons:
You can also find The Animation Experience at Conservation Station at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. Take the Wildlife Express Train to Conservation Station (it boards in Africa) and find not only animation classes but a petting zoo, animal-keeping education, and more. It’s worth the beautiful train ride and the family-friendly exploration. Disney Guests can expect to draw both classic animal Disney characters and ones from recently released films and movies.
Looking to plan a vacation to Walt Disney World to try the Animation Experiences? Contact Academy Travel at 609-978-0740. They can DRAW up plans for your perfectly magical vacation!
Leave us a comment about what kinds of films you’d love to work on and what job you would take!