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Marek Kochout

Supervising Animator
DreamWorks Animation

Film: Home, Turbo, Kung Fu Panda 2, Shrek Forever After, Monsters vs. Aliens, Bee Movie, Over the Hedge, Madagascar, Shrek 2, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, The Road to El Dorado, Anastasia and A Goofy Movie

Video: Bartok the Magnificent, Aladdin and the King of Thieves and The Return of Jafar

Television: Quack Pack, Timon & Pumbaa, Aladdin and Bonkers

Did You Know?
Marek loves his motorcycle racing … and the original Star Wars Trilogy.

Known For:

DreamWorks Home Marek KochoutHome
DreamWorks Train Dragon 2 Marek KochoutHow to Train Your Dragon 2
DreamWorks Croods1 Marek KochoutThe Croods
DreamWorks Kung Fu Panda 2 Marek KochoutKung Fu Panda 2

Marek’s Demo Reel

What Marek’s Students are Saying

All of Marek’s reviews are very detailed and is very easy to talk to in class. He has good topics to talk about, full of great ideas for the weekly assignments, and just full of really useful tips.

Marek clearly knows what he’s talking about and has a lot of experience in animation. Everything from the animation examples to the one-on-one was done well. He offers good advice on how we can improve our assignments and his critiques are really good. Also, he is really nice about it. He doesn’t bash us or anything of the sort. He is very kind about his comments on our work and I greatly appreciated that!

Marek has been instrumental in my understanding of timing and spacing. He’s quick to explain things with examples from both live action and animated footage. I also appreciate how he just sketches as he teaches. He makes no pretense to show off his draftsmanship, which is certainly not in question, but instead just works quickly and honestly. There’s so much to be learned from him, whether it be listening to his lessons/critiques or merely observing him. I would recommend him without hesitation.