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About Our Instructors

Your work is critiqued live, and recorded for later re-watching, from top professional animators with years of experience and have worked at many of the top studios around the world. These live reviews are very important because it simulates the real studio "Dailies" environment.

Manuel Aparicio

Manuel Aparicio

Manuel Aparicio has been in the animation industry for over 19 years. After finishing his roll as an animator on Moana and Zootopia at Disney Feature animation, He got hired on as Head of Animation on a feature project at Huhu Studios in New Zealand. Before that Manuel worked at Dreamworks Feature Animation, working on such films as: "How To Train Your Dragons 2", "Kung Fu Panda 1, 2, 3", "Me and My Shadow", "Shrek 4", "Madagascar2", and "Sharktale". After graduating high school, he was accepted to "Cal Arts School of Animation" in 1997 where upon shortly after graduation getting his first position in the industry at Sony Pictures Animation.
He is also a traditional artist, painter, and muralist and enjoys working in those mediums in his free time. He is currently teaching in our feature animation workshop 3 classes.

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