Mentor David Burgess David Burgess

David Burgess

Head of Character Animation, DreamWorks Animation

Film: Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Turbo, Megamind, Monsters Vs Aliens, Over The Hedge, Shrek 2, Madagascar, Tarzan, The Lion King, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Rescuers Down Under.

Short: Real Inside, Leonardo

See more of David’s credits on IMDB.

Did You Know?
Everyone thinks I’m Canadian because I went to school in Vancouver and my first job out of school was at the National Film Board Of Canada in Montreal. But no! I was actually born in Newport Beach, CA.

Known For:

DreamWorks Trolls David BurgessTrolls
DreamWorks Peabody Sherman David BurgessMr. Peabody & Sherman
DreamWorks Megamind David BurgessMegamind
DreamWorks Turbo David BurgessTurbo

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What David’s Students are Saying

Dave has been the best tutor I’ve had so far (not to say the others weren’t amazing either). His feedback has been great and highlighted the areas clearly and fairly where I need to push and his class session are incredibly informative and eye opening.

Dave is very positive and encouraging. He gets on board with your ideas and helps enhance it. I love that he draws on top of my animation a lot as this is the most direct way to communicate I feel. Dave’s Q+As are extremely helpful, full of insight and wisdom. He is approachable and friendly. Just an all round nice guy. Thanks Dave, you have helped me become a better animator icon smile David Burgess

Dave’s a great artist and a great mentor. He’s got so much experience from his years of work that it would take years to pass us all his knowledge on animation. However he’s doing a great job teaching us the most important principles and tricks of the craft in an organized manner. I like how he shows us videos of the random stuff that inspire him and how he deconstructs each shot. I also think it’s great that he let us contact him during the week to ask for feedback.