Susan Dehdari

Senior Animator
Axis Studios

Susan Dehdari has been a professional animator since 2012 and is currently a senior animator at Axis Studios. She has also worked at Sony Pictures Imageworks, MPC, and Industrial Light & Magic. Her work includes the films The Sea Beast and Spirit Untamed and she graduated from Animation Mentor in 2011. Susan enjoys theater, improv, and acting, and was once an ensemble member in a community theater production of the comedy musical Once Upon a Mattress. She currently teaches Animation Basics, the first Core Character Animation Course at Animation Mentor.

Susan’s Credits

Spirit Untamed

The Sea Beast

Next Gen

Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade


  • The Sea Beast
  • Spirit Untamed
  • Next Gen
  • Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature
  • Pan
  • Mune: Guardian of the Moon
  • Exodus: Gods and Kings
  • Elliot the Littlest Reindeer
  • Snowtime!
  • Tabaluga


  • Overwatch 2 announcement cinematic
  • World of Warcraft in-game cinematic


  • Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade
  • Elena of Avalor
  • Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends

Courses Taught By Susan

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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