Mentor Allison Rutland

Allison Rutland

Pixar Animation Studios

Allison Rutland has been a professional animator since 2006 and has worked at Pixar Animation Studios for the past decade. Allison won the prestigious Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Character Animation in a Feature Film for her work in Inside Out. She was previously an animator at Moving Picture Company (MPC), working on feature film and television projects. Allison currently mentors students in Animation Basics, the first Core Character Animation Course at Animation Mentor. She enjoys music and used to play bass in a blues band.

Allison’s Credits



Inside Out

Toy Story 3

Pixar Films

  • Soul
  • Onward
  • Incredibles 2
  • Coco
  • Inside Out
  • Monsters University
  • Brave
  • Toy Story 3

Other Films

  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • 10,000 BC
  • Fred Claus
  • The Tale of Despereaux
  • Everyone’s Hero

Short Films

  • Pixar Popcorn
  • Riley’s First Date
  • Finding Chia – (Writer and Director)


  • Chop Socky Chooks
  • Shoebox Zoo

Courses Taught By Allison

Courses may vary from term to term.


12-Week Course

Begin your character animation journey and master the basics.

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