Alice Dunseath

Alice Dunseath

London-based stop-motion animator, educator and filmmaker. Known for her work on Fantastic Mr.Fox.

Alison De Vere

Alison De Vere

1927-2001, British animator, hand-drawn animations from the 70’s-90’s, background artist for Yellow Submarine.

Allison Schulnik

Allison Schulnik

b.1978, contemporary American animator, using claymation, puppetry and stop motion techniques.

Ami Thompson

Ami Thompson

Contemporary Japanese animator working for Walt Disney Studios.

Amy Kravitz

Amy Kravitz

Hand-drawn experimental, abstract animator practicing from the 1970s’ to currently. Currently teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Amy Lockhart

Amy Lockhart

Contemporary Canadian animator, filmmaker and artist.

Anna Solanas

Anna Solanas

Contemporary Spanish animator, collaborator with Marc Riba using stop-motion and puppet techniques.

Arisa Wakami

Arisa Wakami

Contemporary Japanese animator using paint-on-glass, sand and stop motion techniques.

Bea Tamargo

Bea Tamargo

Walt Disney Studio animator known for her work on Sleeping Beauty.

Bee Selck

Bee Selck

Animation assistant director and secretary at Walt Disney Studios, 1940s-50s.

Candy Guard

Candy Guard

b.1961, British animator, writer and director known for her work on the series Pond Life.

Candy Kugel

Candy Kugel

American NY-based animator, producer, writer practicing since the 1970s’.

Caroline Leaf

Caroline Leaf

b.1946, Canadian-American animator best known for her sand and paint on glass animations, practicing 1960s-current

Catya Plate

Catya Plate

Contemporary stop-motion animator, from Spain and Germany based out of N.Y.

Claire Parker

Claire Parker

1906-1981, American animator and collaborator with Alexandre Alexeieff, produced “pinscreen” animations and invented the technique.

Cleo Harrington

Cleo Harrington

UK-based animator, illustrator and educator. Animating 1990s-current.

Debra Solomon

Debra Solomon

American animator producing hand-drawn films since 1995.

Dianne Jackson

Dianne Jackson

1941-1992, handdrawn UK studio animator and director known for her work on Velveteen Rabbit and The Snowman

Dora Keresztes

Dora Keresztes

b.1953, Hungarian animator, painter and illustrator.

Ebel Okoye

Ebele Okoye

Contemporary 2D animator of Nigerian descent based in Berlin.

Eileen O'Meara

Eileen O’Meara

American animator producing from 1970s-current

Elizabeth Case Zwicker

Elizabeth Case Zwicker

Walt Disney studio animator known for her work on Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Ellen Woodbury

Ellen Woodbury

Former Disney animator (notably working on “Zazu” from The Lion King and “Abu” from Aladdin), currently working in sculpture based in Colorado, USA.

Emily Hubley

Emily Hubley

American animator and filmmaker, daughter of Faith and John Hubley.

Erica Russell

Erica Russell

b.1951, New Zealand/South African based animator, practiced as a studio animator while dually creating her own abstract shorts.

Eunice Macaulay

Eunice Macaulay

b. 1923, English-Canadian Oscar-winning animator who produced at the National Film Board of Canada.

Evelyn Lambart

Evelyn Lambart

1914-1999, Canadian animator and technical director with the National Film Board of Canada.

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Faith Hubley

1924-2001, animator, director and producer. Created Storyboard Studios with her husband John Hubley.

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Florence Miailhe

b.1956, French animator and film director. Practicing 1990s-current.

Gail Noonan

Gail Noonan

Canadian award-winning animator, practicing 1980s’-current.

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Girlin Bassovskaja

Jelena Girlin (b.1979) and Mari-Liis Karula (b.1977), Estonian animation collaborators working with stop-motion puppetry.

Gisele Ansorge

Gisele Ansorge

1923-1993, French animator known for her collaborative sand animation with Nag Ansorge.

Guoinne Leroy

Guoinne Leroy

b.1967, Belgian animator and producer.

Helen Hill

Helen Hill

1970-2007, New Orleans based animator, filmmaker, writer and social activist.

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Helena Smith Dayton

1879-1960, American filmmaker, animator, painter and sculptor who is credited as creating one of the first stop-motion animations in 1917.

Hermina Tyrlova

Hermína Týrlová

1900-1993, Czech screenwriter, animator and film director. Practicing from the 1920s-1970s in stop-motion animation.

Ines Sedan

Inés Sedan

b.1976, Argentinian-born, France-based animator using hand-drawn and digital techniques.

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Irena Dodalova

1900 -1989, collaborator with Karel Dodal, writer, producer and animator.

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Iriz Pääbo

Canadian animator and film director based in Toronto, ON.

Isabel Herguera

Isabel Herguera

b. 1961, Spanish animator

Izabela Plucinska

Izabela Plucinska

b. 1974, Polish stop-motion animator using clay puppetry techniques

Jackie Cockle

Jackie Cockle

b.1950, British stop-motion animator. Director of The Wind in the Willows, creator of Timmy Time amoung many other childrens’ animations.

Janet Perlman

Janet Perlman

b.1954, Canadian animator and illustrator

Janie Geiser

Janie Geiser

b.1957, American performance artist, experimental animator, writer and director. Director of AUTOMATA.

Jeanette Bonds

Jeanette Bonds

American, L.A.-based contemporary animator, co-founder and director of GLAS Animation Festival.

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Jeanette Nørgaard

Danish character animator, director and entrepreneur.

Jennifer Cardon Klein

Jennifer Cardon Klein

b. 1977, American studio and character animator from 1990s to present.

Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Jennifer Yuh Nelson

b.1972, South Korean-born American based animator and director. Director of Kung Fu Panda.

Jesi the Elder

Jesi the Elder

Canadian animator based in Toronto, ON, using hand-drawn techniques.

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Jessica Ashman

Contemporary stop-motion animator based in London, UK

Joan Ashworth

Joan Ashworth

U.K.-based, award-winning animator and educator, working in the industry for almost 30 years.

Joan C. Gratz

Joan C. Gratz

b. 1941, American artist and animator, best known for her works in clay animation.

Joanna Davidovich

Joanna Davidovich

b. 1983, American character animator and illustrator known for her work on Monkey Rag, 2013.

Joanna Quinn

Joanna Quinn

b. 1962, English film director and animator,

Joy Batchelor

Joy Batchelor

1914-1991, English animator, director and producer. Started Halas and Batchelor animation company with her husband John Halas. Practicing 1950s-70s.

Joyce Borenstein

Joyce Borenstein

Canadian animator, practicing 1980s-current

Julia Pott

Julia Pott

British-born, NY/LA-based animator and illustrator using hand-drawn techniques.

Julia Veldman

Julia Veldman

b. 1988, hand-drawn animator from the Netherlands, currently based in New Haven, USA.

Karen Aqua

Karen Aqua

1954-2011, American animator and filmmaker, known for her work on Sesame Street and her independent film “Vis a Vis” among others.

Kathryn Durst

Kathryn Durst

Contemporary multi-disciplinary animator based out of Toronto, ON. Graduate of Sheridan College.

Kathy Rose

Kathy Rose

American animator and performance artist. Produced handdrawn animations in the 1970s and is a contemporary practicing artist.

Kazuko Nakamura

Kazuko Nakumara

1950s-1970s Japanese studio animator.

Kirsten Lepore

Kirsten Lepore

Contemporary stop-motion animator based out of L.A., USA.

LaVerne Harding

LaVerne Harding

1905-1984, American studio animator, known for her work at Walter Lantz studio designing Woody Woodpecker.

Leah Shore

Leah Shore

Brooklyn-based animator, typically writing, producing, directing her own work.

Lee Marrs

Lee Marrs

b.1945, American writer, comic book artist and animator. One of the first female underground comix creators.

Lesley Keen

Lesley Keen

Practicing UK-based animator, working in 2d digital animation and experimental filmmaking.

Leslie Supnet

Leslie Supnet

Toronto, Canada based contemporary animation artist using stop-motion, hand drawn and experimental techniques.

Lillian Friedman Astor

Lillian Friedman Astor

1912-1989, one of the first female studio animators at Fleischer Brother’s studio. Known for her work on Betty Boop and Popeye.

Lillian Schwartz

Lillian Schwartz

b.1927, computer and digital animator, practicing 1970s-present.

Lorelei Pepi

Lorelei Pepi

American contemporary animator focusing on identity, sexual representation and LGBT issues, using experimental to character animation.

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Lotte Reiniger

1899-1981, German stop-motion silhouette animator. Credited as creating the first feature length animation, “The Adventures of Prince Achmed”, 1926.

Lula Gomez

Lula Gómez

Contemporary stop motion animator, from Argentina, based in Barcelona, Spain.

Lynn Smith

Lynn Smith

American independent animator practicing since the late 1960’s, educator, facilitator and producer.

Marie Paccou

Marie Paccou

b.1974, Contemporary French animator and director.

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Marija Miletic Dail

Croatian animator, producer, illustrator and filmmaker who has worked in the industry for 50 years. Former animator at Hanna Barbera, DIC, etc.

Martha Sigall

Martha Sigall

1917-2014, American inker and painter who worked in the animation industry for 53 years.

Martine Chartrand

Martine Chartrand

b. 1962, Canadian-Haitian animator, practicing 1990s-present.

Mary Beams

Mary Beams

American animator, practicing in the 1970s’ using handdrawn techniques

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Mary Ellen Bute

1906-1983, pioneer American experimental film director and animator. Known for her work in Visual Music and abstract visualization.

Maureen Selwood

Maureen Selwood

Practicing American-based, Ireland-born educator and animator using hand-drawn techniques.

Maya Erdlyi Perez

Maya Erdelyi

Contemporary NYC and LA based animator, director and artist. Graduate of CalArts Experimental Animation program.

Melody Wang

Melody Wang

Contemporary studio animator based in Toronto, Canada.

Michaela Pavlatova

Michaela Pavlátová

b.1961, Czech animator and filmmaker. Known for her Oscar-nominated “Reci, Reci, Reci” aka “Words, Words, Words”.

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Michele Cournoyer

b.1943, Quebecois Canadian animator known for her hand drawn animations.

Millie Goldsholl

Mildred Goldsholl

aka Millie Goldsholl, 1920-2012, Chicago-based, head of the film department at Goldsholl Design and Film Associates.

Monique Renault

Monique Renault

French-born, Dutch animator practicing hand-drawn animations from the 1970s’-current.

Nicole van Goethem

Nicole van Goethem

b.1941, Belgian Oscar winning animator best known for her film “‘Een Griekse tragedie’: A Greek Tragedy”

Nina Paley

Nina Paley

b. 1968, American cartoonist, animator and free culture activist.

Nozomi Nagasaki

Nozomi Nagasaki

Japanese animator and director of N&G Productions. Freelance stop-motion animator.

Olga Khodataeva

Olga Khodataeva

1894-1968, Russian studio animator, director and producer. Primarily known for her work with the Soiuztmultfilm studio in the Soviet Era.

Paolo Luciani

Paola Luciani

Contemporary Italian animator using hand-drawn techniques and with a studio animation history.

Petra Freeman

Petra Freeman

UK animator, practicing 1990s-present.

Regina Pessoa

Regina Pessoa

b.1969, Portuguese animator, practicing 1990s-current.

Reiko Okuyama

Reiko Okuyama

1950s-70s Japanese studio animator, noted as one of the first female animators in Japan.

Retta Davidson

Retta Davidson

1921-1998, Disney animator who worked on Pinocchio, Bambi and Fantasia.

Retta Scott

Retta Scott

1916-1990, Disney animator who worked on Bambi, Dumbo and Fantasia among many others.

Rosalia Zelma

Rosalia Zelma

b.1938, Russian animator

Rosana Urbes

Rosana Urbes

Practicing Brazilian based hand-drawn animator and illustrator, former Disney studio animator.

Ruth Lingford

Ruth Lingford

Practicing animator and graduate from the Royal College of Art, professor at Harvard University in Animation.

Sally Cruikshank

Sally Cruikshank

b.1949, American cartoonist and animator, noted for her films “Quasi at the Quackadero” and her films on Sesame street. Practicing 1970s-present.

Sandra Brewster

Sandra Brewster

Canadian contemporary multi-media artist and animator based in Toronto, ON.

Sara Gunnarsdottir

Sara Gunnarsdottir

Contemporary animator from Reykjavik, Iceland, currently based in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

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Sara Kathryn Arledge

b. 1911, American experimental filmmaker and animator. Contemporary of Maya Deren and Marie Menken.

Sara Koppel

Sara Koppel

Contemporary Danish handdrawn studio and independent animator focusing on themes of erotica, gender and sexuality.

Sarah Van den Boom

Sarah Van den Boom

French animator practicing hand-drawn techniques and producer of films for Acme Filmworks.

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Sarina Nihei

Japan-based hand-drawn animator, recent Master’s graduate from Royal College of Art, London.

Sayoko Kinoshita

Sayoko Kinoshita

Japanese animator, educator and film director. Practicing since the late 1960’s, founder of the first international animation festival in Asia.

Sharon Katz

Sharon Katz

Canadian contemporary animator, contributor to Animation World Network since 2005.

Sheila Graber

Sheila Graber

b. 1940, British studio and independent animator and educator.

Shirley Silvey

Shirley Silvey

1927-2010, American animator, whose credits included Mr. Magoo, The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, Dudley Do-Right Show and George of the Jungle.

Shishi Yamazaki

Shishi Yamazaki

b.1989, Tokyo, Japan based animator using hand-drawn rotoscoping techniques.

Signe Baumane

Signe Baumane

b. 1964, Latvian animator, illustrator and writer practicing from 1990s to current.

Spela Cadez

Špela Čadež

b. 1977, Slovenia-based animator using stop-motion and puppetry techniques.

Stella Harvey

Stella Harvey

1930s-40s inbetweener at Halas and Batchelor studios.

Stephanie Dudley

Stephanie Dudley

Canadian contemporary stop-motion and studio animator based in Toronto, ON.

Storm de Hirsch

Storm de Hirsch

American experimental animator and filmmaker, practicing 1960s-.

Suzan Pitt

Suzan Pitt

American stop-motion animator and painter, practicing 1970s – current.

Suzie Templeton

Suzie Templeton

b.1967, Oscar-winning British writer and director specializing in stop-motion animation.

Tissa David

Tissa David

1921-2012, Romanian/American animator who practiced as a studio animator from the 1950s-2000s.

Torill Kove

Torrill Kove

b.1958, Norwegian-born Canadian film director and animator. Oscar-winner for The Danish Poet.

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Valentina and Zinaida Brumberg

1899-1975 (Valentina); 1900-1983 (Zinaida); Russian animators, directors and producers known for their work with Soyutzmultfilm

Vera Linnecar

Vera Linnecar

1940s-70s studio animator known for her work with Halas and Batchelor studios and Larkins Studios.

Vera Neubauer

Vera Neubauer

Czech born, U.K. based animator whose career spans from the 1970s-currently.

Virginia Curiá

Virginia Curiá

b.1967, Contemporary Spanish animator and director, using claymation, puppetry and stop motion techniques.

Vlasta Popislova

Vlasta Pospíšilová

b.1935, Czech animator practicing 1980s-current. Known for her work with Jan Švankmajer and Jirí Trnka.

Wally Crook

Wally Crook

1940s-50s studio animator, noted for her work with Halas and Batchelor Studios.

Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis

Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis

Contemporary Canadian collaborative animators, practicing 1990s-present.