Supervising Animator, Disney Toon Studios
Film: Toy Story 2, Shrek, Shrek 2, Madagascar, Open Season, Surf’s Up, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, Arthur Christmas, Gnomeo and Juliet, Planes, Planes: Fire and Rescue, Bolt
Short Film: It’s Tough to Be a Bug, Hubert’s Brain, Shrek 4-D and Far Far Away Idol
Did You Know?
Ethan originally trained in hand-drawn animation.
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What Ethan’s Students are Saying
Ethan is a great mentor and always gives thorough and interesting lectures in the Q&A. Ethan always takes the time to answer students’ questions during this time and always stays late to present his lecture material in the instances where we run over the time limit because he’s taken the time to answer students questions in the beginning. His critiques are always helpful and push me to do better work. Ethan always answers questions by e-mail in the week and is a very supportive mentor!
I think Ethan is really an excellent mentor that cares about the students and animation. There is nothing I can think of in terms of anything that he should change within his teaching approach. I would also like to mention that he can be a big moral support too, and he helped me many times when I was feeling stuck.
Ethan takes the time to put together amazing lectures every week. He uses lots of examples from animated films and walks through the clips frame by frame which I think is highly valuable. He’s very clear on process and to the point on eCrits. One of the best Mentors at AM.