Jean-Denis Haas

Animation Director

Jean-Denis Haas has been a professional animator since 2004 and is currently an Animation Director at Paramount/Nickelodeon. Jean-Denis was a long-time ILM animator who worked on many blockbusters, including films from the Star Wars and Marvel franchises. He loves teaching the next generation of aspiring animators and has been a mentor since 2010. A fun fact about Jean-Denis is that he was an extra in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. He currently teaches Feature Animation: Acting & Polish and the Creature Animation Workshops.

Jean-Denis’ Credits

Space Jam: A New Legacy

Avengers: Infinity War

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

The Mandalorian

Recent Films

  • Space Jam: A New Legacy
  • Star Wars: Episode XI – The Rise of Skywalker
  • Aladdin
  • Bumblebee
  • Aquaman
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • A Quiet Place
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of Shadows
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Star Wars: Episode VII–The Force Awakens
  • Tomorrowland
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction
  • Noah
  • Star Trek: Into Darkness
  • Cloud Atlas

Other Films

  • Battleship
  • Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon
  • I Am Number 4
  • Rango
  • Super 8
  • Iron Man 2
  • Avatar
  • Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen
  • Star Trek
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • The Spiderwick Chronicles
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Transformers
  • Eragon
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • The Island
  • Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith


  • Star Wars: Squadrons
  • Marvel’s Avengers
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed


  • Wings of Fire
  • Start Trek: Prodigy
  • The Mandalorian

Courses Taught By Jean-Denis

Courses may vary from term to term.

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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Creature Animation:
Fight or Flight

12-Week Workshop

Create dynamic flight scenes and fight sequences with creatures.

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