Mentor John Nguyen John Nguyen

John Nguyen

Animation Director, Disney Digital Learning

Film: Underworld: Awakening, TRON: Legacy, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Speed Racer, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Evan Almighty, 300, X-Men: The Last Stand, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Evan Almighty, Curious George, The Chronicles of Riddick, The Day After Tomorrow, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Treasure Planet, Little Nicky, Bless the Child, Mission to Mars, Bicentennial Man, Godzilla, Kull the Conqueror, George of the Jungle, Batman & Robin, Mimic

Short Film: The Very First Noel

See more of John’s (Thanh Nguyen) credits on IMDB.

Did You Know?
John loves to bring characters to life … and make people laugh.

Known For:

ILM Transformers Dark Moon John NguyenTransformers: Dark of the Moon
Digital Domain Night Museam Battle Smithsonian John NguyenNight at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
ILM Evan Almighty John NguyenEvan Almighty
digital domain mummy tomb dragon emperor John NguyenThe Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

John’s Demo Reel

What John’s Students are Saying

John brings a positive atmosphere to the Q&A sessions. Each session is well organized; he is well prepared and explains something new each week in a very clear manner. The animated shorts he shows at the end of each session are very interesting to see. He is very generous with his time, gives very detailed and really helpful feedback, and encourages the asking of questions.

Provides clear guidance in feedback, and helps to see things from a wider perspective to learn additional aspects of animation and the industry.

John gets right down to what we need to learn to complete the assignment for the week and demonstrates it (in an easy to understand way) in the hour of class. Critiques are good and always helpful, I like how he draws over our frames. Oh, and the moment of inspiration clips we watch at the end of class really help in finishing class off in a great mood. I’m always really excited about whatever we’re doing for the week.

John is an expert in the field who is extremely enthusiastic on passing down his knowledge to the students. Moreover, he is a kind person checking with everyone on their weekly progress to just simply – how life is going for everyone.