Chadd Ferron

Animator
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

Moana

Zootopia

Frozen

The Lion King

Recent Films

  • 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

  • Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
  • Tangled Ever After
  • Prep and Landing

Courses Taught By Chadd

Courses may vary from term to term.

Animation
Basics

12-Week Course

Begin your character animation journey and master the basics.

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