Mike Stern

Pixar Animation Studios

Mike Stern has been a professional animator since 2007 and is currently an animator at Pixar Animation Studios. He was one of the first graduates from Animation Mentor and went on to work at DreamWorks Animation before heading to Pixar. Mike is a native New Yorker and in his spare time enjoys snowboarding, traveling, and playing guitar. Mike currently teaches Animation Basics and Advanced Acting.

Mike’s Credits


Toy Story 4


Incredibles 2

Pixar Films

  • Soul
  • Toy Story 4
  • Incredibles 2
  • Coco
  • Cars 3
  • Finding Dory
  • The Good Dinosaur
  • Inside Out

DreamWorks Films

  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • The Croods
  • Rise of the Guardians
  • Puss in Boots
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Monsters vs. Aliens
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Bee Movie

Short Films

  • La Noria
  • Distraxion – Director/Writer/Animator


  • Pixar Popcorn
  • Toy Story That Time Forgot

Courses Taught By Mike

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

Tell a complex, two-person story with dialogue.

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