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Greg Whittaker

Senior Animator, DreamWorks Animation

Film: Abominable, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, The Boss Baby, Trolls, Kung Fu Panda 3, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Mr Peabody and Sherman, Puss in Boots, The Croods, Kung Fu Panda 2, How to Train Your Dragon, Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa, Bee Movie, Flushed Away, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, The Road to El Dorado, The Prince of Egypt

Short Film: Marooned, Bilby, Trolls Holiday, Eek the Cat!, Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special, Another Froggy Evening, Superior Duck, Father of the Bird, Pullet Surprise and From Hare to Eternity

See more of Greg’s credits on IMDB.

Did You Know?
Greg was born and raised in a hockey mad Canadian town. However, he did not play his first game until moving to Southern California…

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What Greg’s Students are Saying

Greg is probably one of the best mentors I’ve had at AM! He keeps us super engaged during his Q&As with a mix of demos, lectures, and stories about the industry/workplace. My understanding of timing and spacing has made a huge leap forward thanks to his workflow suggestions and detailed e-critiques. He will definitely be one of those mentors whose teachings and knowledge will continue to help me in my career.

He’s the best mentor I had in my time at AM. He loves animation, you can hear it in how he talks about it. When he first watches your reel, he knows which areas you need to improve. The Q&A are filled with so much useful info, and all of it is great stuff. The critiques are SO. MUCH. FUN. I mean, you learn so much, he really sinks he’s teeth in to your work. If I could give him a 10 out of 5, I would.

Greg helps us a lot to train our eyes and to get improvements on our shots! He helps us a lot during the week too with reviews, which are always helpful to get early feedback to go in a better direction. I love his advice during Q&A and critiques, it’s always helpful and detailed. Greg always encourages us moving forward, showing not only what to improve but also what is well done, always explaining what to change and why, it trains our eyes even more. It’s too bad this term is moving so fast!

Greg, thanks for your superhuman patience and your generosity in sharing your knowledge and experience with us. Thanks for the awesome E-critiques. They are very clear and the drawings are extremely helpful. I understand what needs to be done to improve the shot. Thanks for the great ideas and advice. Many many thanks for allowing us to ask you for your advice on Wednesdays. That’s super helpful and very kind.

Greg was a very helpful mentor overall, and he didn’t mind explaining things a second time if we needed. I appreciated how we were able to focus on specific concepts depending on what people in class has questions about. It was also great to learn a lot of the common mistakes animators make so we can avoid them as we’re learning. Overall, Greg was always enthusiastic and eager to share his knowledge and experience, and I loved getting to see some of his work as a professional.