Jay Jackson

Universal Studios

Jay Jackson has been a professional animator since 1981 and is currently an animator at Universal Studios. Jay had an illustrious career with Walt Disney Animation and studied under one of Disney’s “nine old men,” Eric Larson. He started as an assistant animator for the 1981 Disney classic, The Fox and the Hound and went on to animate in iconic films like The Little Mermaid, Hercules, and Tarzan. Jay has been a mentor since 2007 and currently teaches the 2D Animation Workshops.

Jay’s Credits

The Simpsons Movie



The Little Mermaid


  • Hullabaloo
  • The Lady and the Tiger
  • Free Birds
  • The Simpsons Movie
  • Cursed
  • The Aviator
  • Home on the Range
  • Peter Pan
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • Rugrats Go Wild
  • Treasure Planet
  • Scooby-Doo

Other Films

  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire
  • Tarzan
  • Open Season
  • Monster House
  • Hercules
  • Cats Don’t Dance
  • The Swan Princess
  • Tom and Jerry: The Movie
  • Rover Dangerfield
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Oliver & Company
  • The Great Mouse Detective
  • The Black Cauldron
  • The Fox and the Hound

Short Films

  • Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five
  • The Prince and the Pauper

Television / Video

  • Pups of Liberty
  • Wild About Safety: Timon and Pumbaa Safety Smart Goes Green!
  • The Mr. Men Show
  • Wild About Safety: Timon and Pumbaa Safety Smart at Home!
  • Captain Sturdy: The Originals

Courses Taught By Jay

Courses may vary from term to term.

2D Animation for Beginners

6-Week Workshop

Learn the fundamentals of 2D Animation from a Disney legend.

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2D Animation:
Walk Cycles & Character Movement

6-Week Workshop

Animate exciting and believable character movement in 2D.

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