Chadd Ferron

DreamWorks Animation

Chadd Ferron has been a professional animator since 1994 and is currently an animator at DreamWorks Animation. He started as a 2D animator at Walt Disney Animation working as an in-between animator on Young Simba in the original Lion King. While working on the Lion King, his desk was in the “fishbowl” at Disney’s Orlando studio and tourists watched over his shoulder as he drew Young Simba. In his spare time, he enjoys writing music, sculpting figures, and playing the uilleann pipes. Chadd currently teaches Animation Basics, the first Core Character Animation Course at Animation Mentor.

Chadd’s Credits




The Lion King

Recent Films

  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
  • The Boss Baby: Family Business
  • Trolls World Tour
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Moana
  • Zootopia
  • Big Hero 6
  • Frozen
  • Wreck-It Ralph

Other Films

  • Tangled
  • Bolt
  • Chicken Little
  • Dinosaur
  • Fantasia 2000
  • Mulan
  • Pocahontas
  • The Lion King

Short Films

  • Trolls: Holiday in Harmony
  • The Bad Guys in Maraschino Ruby
  • Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
  • Tangled Ever After
  • Prep and Landing

Courses Taught By Chadd

Courses may vary from term to term.


12-Week Course

Begin your character animation journey and master the basics.

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