Author Archives: JChan

A Talk with Mike Owens on December 20

Exclusive: Masters of Disney Animation with Don Hahn

Wednesday, December 12 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Apple Union Square Join celebrated producer Don Hahn for a look inside the Walt Disney archives. He’ll share rare sketchbooks and art from The Walt Disney Family Museum’s new exhibition, Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men: Masters of Animation. You’ll see work by the remarkable team of animators […]

WIA Group Mentoring for Students!

Click here for more information about student WIA memberships for $25/year.

The 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows

You’re Invited! Tues. November 6th Blizzard visits Academy of Art University

You’re Invited! Join us Tuesday, November 6th at 79NM Theater for a presentation and Q&A with Blizzard! Must be a current student at Academy of Art University. Don’t forget to bring your student ID!

Animator Andrew Feliciano on November 15th!

Fall 2018 ANM Online Director Town Hall Chat

Fall 2018 ANM Online Director Town Hall Chat Wednesday, October 10th @ 3:30pm Pacific Time To participate, register here: Can’t attend? You can request a recording here: If you have any issues accessing the online meeting room, please contact the Online Help Desk: Email: Phone: 415.618.3545 or 1.888.431.ARTS

Special Freshmen Event: Spinning Wheel! Animation Festival 2018

Mark your calendars for this Thursday! The Animation Department is hosting a Freshman event (although all are welcome!) in the 79 NM Theater WITH FOOD 🍿🍕 We’ll be randomly selecting favorite animated shorts submitted by animation faculty and students (hence the spinning wheel). Come by and enjoy some pizza and snacks while watching great animated […]


A repost from Will Finn’s blog. As of this month I have been working in the animation industry for 36 years. Currently I work from home, for various employers as a freelance independent contractor, mostly as a digital storyboard artist. It has its ups and downs but (HUMBLEBRAG ALERT) most of the time I’m busy […]

HEY YOU! Would you like to compete in a 24 hour animation competition?

It’s like a hackathon, but for ANIMATION! We need YOU to join/create a team and make some amazing friends, animation and memories! To join a team/ sign up and find a team, please click through to this spreadsheet! If you don’t know anybody, don’t worry! This is how you meet new friends ☺ The […]