T. Dan Hofstedt

Freelance Animator
Animation Director

T. Dan Hofstedt’s resume reads like an all-time great list of animated classics. Seven years at Sullivan-Bluth, sixteen years at Disney, nine years at Warner Bros and four at Sony Imageworks, T. Dan’s career has spanned decades where he has worked on both 2D and 3D projects. His foundation is the classic “actor with a pencil” (or a computer), where no matter what the medium is, the emphasis is on character. Returning to Animation after several years serving as Animation Supervisor, T. Dan will be teaching 2D animation workshops.

T. Dan’s Credits


Green Eggs and Ham

The Lion King



  • Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • Planes: Fire & Rescue
  • Planes
  • Open Season 3
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • Open Season 2
  • Speed Racer
  • Monster House
  • Pooh’s Heffalump Movie
  • Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
  • The Polar Express
  • Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers
  • Home on the Range
  • Looney Tunes Back in Action

More Films

  • Treasure Planet
  • Tarzan
  • Mulan
  • Hercules
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Pocahontas
  • A Troll in Central Park
  • The Lion King
  • Aladdin
  • Rock-A-Doodle
  • All Dogs Go to Heaven
  • Land Before Time
  • An American Tail

Short Films / TV Movies

  • Lego DC Comics Super Heros
  • Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered
  • Flash in the Pain
  • Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem 3D
  • Daffy’s Rhapsody
  • I Tawt I Taw a Putty Tat
  • VeggieTales: It’s a Meaningful Life
  • VeggieTales: Sweetpea Beauty
  • The Chubbchubbs Save Xmas
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • How to Haunt a House



  • Animaniacs
  • Green Eggs and Ham
  • VeggieTales
  • 3-2-1 Penguins!
  • Smurfs

Courses Taught By T. Dan

Courses may vary from term to term.

2D Animation for Beginners

6-Week Workshop

LIVE Q&As | 6 Weekly 1-hour Q&As

START DATE | Week of August 5, 2024

PRICE | $899 USD

Master the fundamentals of 2D animation with former Disney Animators Jay Jackson or T. Dan Hofstedt. Jay and T. Dan worked on classic, beloved movies like Aladdin, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Tarzan, and Hercules. Learn from a Disney master and improve your animation skills. Register now.

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2D Animation: Walk Cycles & Character Movement

6-Week Workshop

LIVE Q&As | 6 Weekly 1-hour Q&As

START DATE | Week of November 4, 2024

PRICE | $899 USD

Take the next step in your 2D Animation journey and learn to animate exciting and believable character movement. Longtime Disney Animators Jay Jackson or T. Dan Hofstedt will help you bring your characters to life. If you're ready to start, register now.

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