Behind the Scenes Animation Presentation / Artist Q&A | Department of Media Arts

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February 16, 2016

Behind the Scenes Animation Presentation / Artist Q&A

Zootopia from Walt Disney Studios.Spend an hour with Walt Disney Studios' animation supervisor Chad Sellers for a Behind the Scenes presentation followed by a Question and Answer session on Monday, Feb. 22, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the University Union Lyceum.

As an animation supervisor, Sellers oversees the animation and performances of specific characters in individual sequences. He assists the animators to deliver the director's vision while keeping the characters' performances consistent.

Sellers joined Disney in 2009 and worked as an animator on 2010's Tangled. His other credits as an animator include Oscar winners Frozen and Feast, as well as Wreck-It Ralph, the 2012 short Tangled Ever After, and ABC holiday shows Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice and Prep & Landing Stocking Stuffer: Operation: Secret Santa.

Before getting on with Disney, Sellers was an animator on Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs at Sony Pictures Imageworks. He was also an animator on Pirates of the Caribbean at ILM.

Sellers credits classic Disney musicals with inspiring him to pursue a career as a character animator. He majored in computer animation at Miami International University of Art & Design.