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About James Lopez

James Lopez is a veteran Disney animator who has been working as a professional in the animation industry for 30 years.


His credits at Disney include being a Lead Animator on films such as 'The Emperor's New Groove'  and 'Hercules' and as an animator on the character "Dr. Facilier" in 'The Princess and the Frog' and "Timon" in 'The Lion King'.


He has also worked for studios such as Warner Bros., Dreamworks and Nickelodeon in both television and features and has performed a variety of positions that range from Directing, Storyboarding, Layout, Art Direction, Production Design and Character Design.


He is an alumni of CalArts where he has taught drawing and animation to inspire a new generation of artists.

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