Mario Orlando

Character Animator
ILM x Lab

Mario Orlando has been a professional animator since 2005 and is currently an animator at ILMxLab, a Lucasfilm immersive entertainment studio with interactive, virtual storytelling. He honed his animation skills at Animation Mentor and graduated in 2015. He was then hired at Industrial Light & Magic to work on feature films. Mario is a huge Star Wars fan so it was a dream to work at the studio where it all began. A fun fact about Mario is that his father and brother all have the same name as he does, with different middle names. He currently teaches Body Mechanics, the second Core Character Animation Course at Animation Mentor.

Mario’s Credits

Star Wars VR Series: Immortal

Avengers: Infinity War


Welcome to Marwen


  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Bumblebee
  • Welcome to Marwen
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Virtual Reality

  • Vader Immortal Episode 1
  • Vader Immortal Episode 2
  • Vader Immortal Episode 3
  • Avengers: Damage Control VR
  • Ralph Breaks VR


  • Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law (Adult Swim)
  • Stroker & Hoop (Adult Swim)
  • Hall of Games (Cartoon Network)
  • Level Up (Cartoon Network)
  • Star Wars The Clone Wars commercials (Cartoon Network)
  • Ben 10 Alien Swarm (Cartoon Network)
  • Falling Skies spots (TNT)
  • NBA TV spots
  • NCAA spots

Courses Taught By Mario

Courses may vary from term to term.


12-Week Course

Learn to animate realistic bipedal movement.

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