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Ready to Learn 3D Animation from the Best Animators in the World?

Animation Mentor is the premier destination for aspiring animators seeking to turn their passion into a profession. Established in 2005 as the original online animation school, Animation Mentor offers unparalleled access to industry expertise through a curated lineup of mentors from over 35 renowned studios such as Pixar, Disney, and Industrial Light & Magic. These professional animators teach you the core animation principles, workflows, and real-world advice to ignite your journey to become an animator. 


Animation Mentor offers elite 3D Character Animation Courses so you learn the skills you need to succeed as a professional working animator. Graduate with a demo reel of your work (a visual resume) which studios can review when you are looking for your first animation job!

Our innovative approach to education combines personalized mentorship with a cutting-edge online platform, enabling students to learn 3D animation from seasoned professionals with 1:1 feedback, supported by an engaged student and alumni community. With a focus on career outcomes and guided by industry icons, Animation Mentor empowers students to unleash their creative potential and embark on a transformative journey towards animation excellence.

Apply now to join Animation Mentor and learn from one of the amazing mentors listed below.

Accepted into Animation Mentor?

Choose Your Mentor

After you’ve applied and been accepted into Animation Mentor, it’s time to handpick your mentor—the industry expert who will guide you through Animation Basics, the foundational course that will lay the groundwork for your success as an animator, teaching you the essential skills and techniques you need to excel in the industry. With access to our world-class mentors, cutting-edge curriculum, and supportive global network, you’ll have everything you need to succeed in the competitive world of animation. Your future as an animator starts now, and we can’t wait to see where it takes you.

*Note: All times indicated below are in Pacific time.

Scott Lemmer - Animation Basics Mentor
Scott
Lemmer

Mon. 6:30-7:30 PM*
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Tim Ingersoll - Animation Basics Mentor
Tim
Ingersoll

Wed. 9:00-10:00 AM*
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Steven Johnson - Animation Basics Mentor
Steven
Johnson

Wed. 7:30-8:30 PM*
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Mike Stern - Animation Basics Mentor
Mike
Stern

Mon. 7:30-8:30 PM*
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Sidney Kombo - Animation Basics Mentor
Sidney
Kombo

Mon. 7:00-8:00 PM*
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Andrew Park - Animation Basics Mentor
Andrew
Park

Mon. 11 AM-12 PM*
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Ryan Vicik - Animation Basics Mentor
Ryan
Vicik

Mon. 7:00-8:00 PM*
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Robyne Powell - Animation Basics Mentor
Robyne
Powell

Tues. 7:00-8:00 PM*
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Jane Cassidy - Animation Basics Mentor
Jane
Cassidy

Tues. 6:00-7:00 AM*
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Alan Rogers - Animation Basics Mentor
Alan
Rogers

Tues. 7:00-8:00 AM*
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Onur Yeldan - Animation Basics Mentor
Onur
Yeldan

Tues. 7:00-8:00 PM*
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Chris Mullins - Animation Basics Mentor
Chris
Mullins

Wed. 3:00-4:00 PM*
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Paul Allen - Animation Basics Mentor
Paul
Allen

Wed. 6:00-7:00 AM*
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Anthony Wong - Animation Basics Mentor
Anthony
Wong

Wed. 8:00-9:00 PM*
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Opens July 15
10
SEATS
Liron Topaz - Animation Basics Mentor
Liron
Topaz

Wed. 7:00-8:00 PM*
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Opens July 15
10
SEATS

Early Bird Sweepstakes

Register for a Character Animation course early and you will be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win a free class for the Winter 2025 term. There are more prizes so be sure to register by August 11, 2024!

Learn More about the Early Bird Registration Sweepstakes

Animation Mentor Interest-Free Payment Plans

Animation Mentor offers interest-free payment plans. Payment Plans allow students to distribute the $2,499 USD tuition into flexible payments throughout the school term.

$333
Per Month

$500 to save your seat and
6 monthly installments of $333.

$500
Per Month

$500 to save your seat and
4 monthly installments of $500.

$625
Per Month

$624 to save your seat and
3 monthly installments of $625.