Mentor Chad Stewart Chad Stewart

Chad Stewart

Sony Pictures Animation

Culver City, California

Film: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Smurfs 2, Surf’s Up, The Polar Express, Open Season, Stuart Little 2, Fantasia, The Emperor’s New Groove, Tarzan, Cat’s Don’t Dance

Short Film: The Itsy Bitsy Spider and The Chubbchubbs!

Television: A Wish for Wings That Work and Princess

See more of Chad’s credits on IMDB.

Did You Know?
Chad has 8 kids, 4 adopted from Liberia, West Africa.

Known For:

Sony Smurfs 2 Chad StewartSmurfs 2
Open Season 2 Chad StewartOpen Season 2
Sony Surfs Up Chad StewartSurf’s Up
Disney Emperors New Groove Chad StewartThe Emperor’s Groove

What Chad’s Students are Saying

Thanks for everything, Chad! =) He’s open to answer all the questions we have during each class. He even shares some tips in Maya, that have helped him to improve his workflow. Personally speaking, the answers he gives me about the assignments and being an animator, have helped me through the process to have a better understand. Chad, keep being a cool teacher!

Chad loves to answer any questions whether by message, during Q/A.. etc. He makes you feel comfortable and confident about your animation. He doesn’t rush the Q/A. He’ll take all the time required, and even more if needed. Very well prepared session by the way! Everything is there (clips, demonstrations etc). Even with an “awful” animation, his critique is always constructive, boosting, and practical detailed-oriented. Finally, he’s super passionate about he does and communicates this passion very well.

Chad is great at answering all questions. He’s very responsive, and definitely takes the students into consideration. He’s not very strict on his rules for his assignments ,like other mentors, which I like, because it allows me to push different concepts, and allows for personal growth. He knows what he’s talking about, and explains everything thorough. I love that he opens movies up in Photoshop and draws over them, to help convey the idea more. I am very glad I chose him as my intro mentor..