Mario Orlando

Senior Animator
Industrial Light & Magic

Mario Orlando has been a professional animator since 2005 and is currently a senior animator at Industrial Light & Magic. He was previously at ILMxLab, a Lucasfilm immersive entertainment studio that creates interactive, virtual storytelling. He honed his animation skills at Animation Mentor and graduated in 2015. 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 have the same name he does, with different middle names. He currently teaches Animation Basics, Body Mechanics, Advanced Body Mechanics and Introduction to Acting from the Character Animation Course at Animation Mentor.

Mario’s Credits

The Book of Boba Fett

The Mandalorian

Avengers: Infinity War

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever


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

Streaming Media

  • The Mandalorian
  • The Book of Boba Fett


  • 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

Virtual Reality

  • Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge
  • Vader Immortal Episode 1
  • Vader Immortal Episode 2
  • Vader Immortal Episode 3
  • Avengers: Damage Control VR
  • Ralph Breaks VR

Courses Taught By Mario

Courses may vary from term to term.


12-Week Course

Begin your character animation journey and master the basics.

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12-Week Course

Learn to animate realistic bipedal movement.

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Advanced Body

12-Week Course

Create exciting and dynamic action sequences.

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to Acting

12-Week Course

Make your characters come alive with emotion.

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