Stuart Ellis

Lead Animator
Framestore London

Stuart Ellis has been a professional animator since 1997 and is currently a lead animator at Framestore in London. He started as a classical 2D animator on Disney’s Hercules and went on to work on the Harry Potter franchise. Stuart is a creature expert, having worked on polar bears, dragons and prehistoric beasts throughout his career. He is also a published board game designer and is a licensed helicopter pilot. Stuart currently teaches Creature Animation: Fight or Flight.

Stuart’s Credits

The Little Mermaid

Guardians of the Galaxy:
Volume 3

Paddington 2

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Recent Films

  • The Little Mermaid (2023)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 3
  • Paddington 2
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • Paddington
  • Fantastic Beasts
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • RoboCop
  • 47 Ronin
  • War Horse
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • Nanny McPhee Returns

Other Films

  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • The Tale of Despereaux
  • The Golden Compass
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Balto
  • Fantasia 2000
  • Hercules
  • Tarzan
  • Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle


  • His Dark Materials
  • Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real
  • Dinotopia
  • The Lost World
  • Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
  • The Last Dragon
  • Prehistoric Park
  • Jason and the Argonauts

Courses Taught By Stuart

Courses may vary from term to term.

Creature Animation:
Fight or Flight

12-Week Workshop

Create dynamic flight scenes and fight sequences with creatures.

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