Full Name
Aaron Blaise
Job Title
Animation Feature Film Director, character designer, concept & Wildlife Artist
Speaker Bio
Aaron has over 30 years of professional art experience. For 21 years Aaron worked with Walt Disney Feature Animation 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", "Mulan" and more. In 2003 he was co-director of "Brother Bear" for which he earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. After "Brother Bear" he helped to develop several projects but ultimately left Disney to pursue an opportunity back home in Florida. Aaron recently served as 2D Animation Supervisor and Character Designer for the "The Bear and the Hare" an advertisement loved by millions around the world. He is currently also working on a new animated short film, once again involving bears called "Snow Bear". Aaron left Disney in 2010 to pursue other artistic endeavors and in 2013 created CreatureArtTeacher.com. It is their mission and drive to provide quality art education at affordable prices on a global scale.
Aaron Blaise