Animator and Teacher

Aaron graduated from the Ringling College of Art & Design in 1989 from the Illustration program. He was then hired by Walt Disney Feature Animation where he spent 21 years helping to create some of the greatest animated films ever made. During that time he worked as an animator or supervising animator on “The Rescuers Down Under”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Aladdin”, “The Lion King”, “Pocahontas” and “Mulan”. In 2003 he was co-director of “Brother Bear” for which he earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. Aaron left Disney in 2010 to pursue other artistic endeavours and in 2013 created CreatureArtTeacher.com with business partner Nick Burch. It is their hope and drive to provide quality art education at affordable prices on a global scale.


Artist Credits


Director (3 credits)

  • 2020 Snow Bear (announced)

  • 2003 Brother Bear

  • 1999 How to Haunt a House

Animation department (9 credits)

  • 1998 Mulan (supervising animator: “Yao” and “The Ancestors”)

  • 1995/I Pocahontas (animator: “Pocahontas”)

  • 1994 The Lion King (Video Game) (animator)

  • 1994 The Lion King (supervising animator: “Young Nala”)

  • 1993 Trail Mix-Up (Short) (character animator)

  • 1992 Aladdin (animator: “Jasmine” and “Rajah”)

  • 1991 Beauty and the Beast (animator: “Beast”)

  • 1990 The Rescuers Down Under (animating assistant)

  • 1990 Roller Coaster Rabbit (Short) (assistant animator)