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Animator Ralph Palmer talks Disney, CGI and how to succeed in the animation industry

Ralph Palmer is a seasoned animator from Canada.

Over his career, he worked on iconic animation films such as Atlantis, Pocahontas, Hunchback of the Notre Dame and Tarzan. He also brought to life beloved characters such as Garfield and Scooby-Doo. He’s active in the video game industry, too, having worked on titles including Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

In October 2020, we had the opportunity of interviewing Palmer at Playgrounds – The Art Department, an online fest dedicated to concept art and design. In the interview, he talked about his time at Disney and how he got his chops up in CGI. He also gave a handful of tips for aspiring artists (“read a lot, read, read, read, read, and then read some more!”).

You can watch the full interview on our YouTube channel:

Credits for the cutaways material: Disney, Warner Bros., EA Bright Light Studio


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