Pixar Career Opportunities for Animator

Location: Emeryville, CA Job #: 743 Description

About Pixar Animation Studios: Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation. Creator of some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL•E, Up, Cars 2 and most recently Brave. The Northern California studio has won 29 Academy Awards® and its eleven films have grossed more than $6.5 billion at the worldwide box office to date. The next film release from Disney•Pixar is Monsters University (June 21, 2013). Summary of Position Creates the motions, gestures, and expressions of three-dimensional computer graphics characters and objects. Responsibilities

  • – Receive with each assigned shot: storyboards, story reels, recorded dialogue, set layout, and direction. The Director shows each new sequence in layout and describes what is expected for every shot at a “blocking meeting”
  • – Read soundtrack and plan shot
  • – Block in movements in rough animation and show for the Director’s approval in a daily review
  • – Finish work for Director approval in a timely manner
  • – Attend animation dailies


  • – Degree or certificate in classical animation, film, or related field, or equivalent production animation experience
  • – Must have a DVD demo reel that demonstrates application of the principles of animation to tell a story with meaning through movement
  • – Ability to work collaboratively
  • – Must be open to direction and able to embrace change
  • – Proven storytelling skills
  • – Ability to use acting skills, which bring characters to life, as well as clearly communicate simple ideas with which an audience can empathize
  • – Strong understanding of traditional animation principles
  • – An art background, which shows a thorough, understanding of physical motion, weight, balance, texture, and form
  • – Computer animation experience preferred but not required

Submission Process: 1) Apply online with your resume and cover letter. • Please ensure that you have agreed to the Terms and Agreements at the end of the on-line application. By agreeing, you are agreeing to the terms of the Submission Release, you will not be able to continue without this affirmation. 2) Once you have submitted your online application, please click on the SlideRoom link below and upload your demo reel. You must sign up for a SlideRoom Account in order to upload your demo reel. SlideRoom Applicant Portal Note: Please be sure to use the EXACT same e-mail address that you used for your online application. If due to legalities, your demo reel is not in a digital format and you cannot submit it online, you can send your reel and resume to:

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