Liron Topaz

Supervising Animator / Director
DreamWorks Animation

Liron Topaz is an award-winning Director, Supervising Animator and the Animation Department Chair at DreamWorks Animation. His 2018 animated short, Bilby, won the Jury Award at SIGGRAPH Electronic Theater and was shortlisted for the Academy Awards. Liron’s passion for animation started at an early age, and he graduated with honors from Ringling School of Art + Design in 2009. He has worked on various franchise projects, including Kung Fu PandaHow to Train Your Dragon, and The Croods. He was recently a Supervising Animator for DreamWorks’ film, The Bad Guys, which came out in 2022. 

Liron’s Credits


How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Kung Fu Panda 3

The Bad Guys

Recent Films

  • Kung Fu Panda 4
  • The Bad Guys
  • The Croods: A New Age
  • Abominable
  • How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World
  • Boss Baby
  • Trolls
  • Kung Fu Panda 3
  • How to Train your Dragon 2
  • The Croods
  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Alice in Wonderland

Short Films

  • To Gerard
  • Bilby – Director and Writer
  • This Side Up – Director


  • Sonic Mania Adventures

Courses Taught By Liron

Courses may vary from term to term.


12-Week Course

Tell a complex, two-person story with dialogue.

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