Carlos Baena

Paramount Pictures

Carlos Baena has been a professional animator since 2001 and is currently co-directing the upcoming Paramount Pictures Animation film, The Tiger’s Apprentice. He previously worked at Pixar Animation Studios and Industrial Light & Magic. He was nominated for an Annie Award for his work on Luigi and Pitstop in the Pixar film, Cars. Carlos co-founded Animation Mentor with Bobby Beck and Shawn Kelly in 2005—before Facebook or YouTube even existed! He teaches Animation Basics, the first Core Character Animation Course at Animation Mentor.

Carlos’ Credits

Monsters University

Toy Story 3



Pixar Films

  • Monsters University
  • Toy Story 3
  • WALL-E
  • Ratatouille
  • Cars
  • The Incredibles
  • Finding Nemo

Other Films

  • Men in Black II
  • Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
  • Jurassic Park III

Short Films

  • La Noria
  • Market St.
  • Play by Play

Courses Taught By Carlos

Courses may vary from term to term.


12-Week Course

Begin your character animation journey and master the basics.

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