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Ethan Hurd

Director of Animation
Company 3 Animation

Ethan Hurd has been a professional animator since 1996 and is currently the Director of Animation at Company 3 Animation. Originally trained as a 2D classical animator, his first major animated film was Pixar Animation Studios’ Toy Story 2. Ethan has worked at many major studios, including Sony Pictures Imageworks, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and DreamWorks Animation. Ethan has been a mentor since 2006 and currently teaches Body Mechanics, Advanced Body Mechanics, and Feature Animation Acting & Polish at Animation Mentor.

Ethan’s Credits

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Toy Story 2

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs


Recent Films

  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu
  • Planes
  • Arthur Christmas
  • Gnomeo and Juliet
  • Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs
  • Bolt
  • Beowulf

Other Films

  • Surf’s Up
  • Open Season
  • Madagascar
  • Shrek 2
  • Shrek
  • Toy Story 2

Short Films

  • It’s Tough to Be a Bug
  • Hubert’s Brain
  • Shrek 4-D
  • Far Far Away Idol


  • Marvel’s What If…?
  • Road of Vengeance

Courses Taught By Ethan

Courses may vary from term to term.


12-Week Course

Learn to animate realistic bipedal movement.

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Advanced Body

12-Week Course

Create exciting and dynamic action sequences.

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Feature Animation
Acting & Polish

12-Week Course

Animate a shot the pros would be proud of and finish your demo reel.

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