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Allison Rutland

Animator, Pixar Animation Studios

Film: Coco, Finding Dory, Inside Out, Monsters University, Brave, Toy Story 3, Where the Wild Things Are, The Tale of Despereaux, Narnia: Prince Caspian, 10,000 BC, Everyone’s Hero

TV Series: Shoebox Zoo, Chop Socky Chooks

See more of Allison’s credits on IMDB.

Did You Know?
Allison won the prestigious Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Character Animation in a Feature Film for her work in Inside Out. She also used to play bass in a blues band.

Known For:

Pixar Inside Out Allison RutlandInside Out
Pixar Monsters University Allison RutlandMonsters University
Pixar Brave Allison RutlandBrave
Pixar Toy Story 3 Allison RutlandToy Story 3

What Allison’s Students are Saying

Allison is honestly the best and most helpful instructor I’ve ever had. Her advice every week is always so clear, and she’s taught me to think about things in animation in ways I had never thought about before. She’s always very kind and supportive, and I truly think I’ve become a better animator thanks to her guidance. I have a great deal of respect for her and would absolutely recommend her to any incoming Animation Mentor students.

She knows her craft well and as a result gives specific advice to each student to progress their skills individually. The more important thing is that she is kind and humble. Not once did I feel uncomfortable asking her for help or feel pressured by her sheer knowledge of animating. Love the Q&A time and her critiques, I get the feeling that she really invests herself in her student’s success, that in and of itself is really important to a student and she accomplishes this well.