Martin Hopkins

Senior Animator
DreamWorks Animation

Martin Hopkins has been a professional animator since 1994 and is currently a senior animator at DreamWorks Animation. He has a background in 2D animation and joined DreamWorks on the Bee Movie. He went on to work on major hits including the How to Train Your Dragon series. In his spare time, Martin loves to watch and play ice hockey as a proud Canadian. He’s been a mentor since 2007 and currently teaches Animation Basics, the first Core Character Animation Course at Animation Mentor.

Martin’s Credits

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

The Croods: A New Age

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Kung Fu Panda 2

Recent Films

  • The Croods: A New Age
  • Abominable
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • The Boss Baby
  • Trolls
  • Kung Fu Panda 3
  • How To Train Your Dragon 2
  • Me And My Shadow
  • Rise Of The Guardians
  • Puss In Boots

Other Films

  • Megamind
  • Shrek Forever After
  • Monsters vs. Aliens
  • Bee Movie
  • Flushed Away
  • Shark Tale
  • Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
  • Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
  • The Road to El Dorado
  • The Iron Giant
  • The Prince of Egypt

Short Films

  • First Flight
  • From Hare to Eternity
  • Pullet Surprise and Father of the Bird

Television / Video

  • Anne: Journey to Green Gables
  • Katie and Orbie

Courses Taught By Martin

Courses may vary from term to term.


12-Week Course

Begin your character animation journey and master the basics.

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