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List of famous animators, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top animators in the world? This includes the most prominent animators, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable animators is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic animators were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned animators.

Examples of people on this list include Dr. Seuss and Seth MacFarlane. Featuring multimedia artists, the best animation artists, and famous animators of history, this list has it all. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known animators to the lesser known animators of today, these are some of the best professionals in the animator field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous animators ever?" and "What are the names of famous animators?" then you're in the right place.
Seth MacFarlane is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Animators
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Seth Woodbury MacFarlane is an American actor, animator, cartoonist, writer, producer, director, comedian, singer, and songwriter. He is the creator of the TV series Family Guy and co-creator of the TV series American Dad! and The Cleveland Show. He also voices many of the shows' various ...more

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Age: 43

Birthplace: Kent, Connecticut, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, Actor, + more

Credits: Ted, Family Guy, Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, A Million Ways to Die in the West

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Walt Disney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Animators
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Walter Elias "Walt" Disney was an American entrepreneur, cartoonist, animator, voice actor, and film producer. As a prominent figure within the American animation industry and throughout the world, he is regarded as a cultural icon, known for his influence and contributions to entertainment during ...more

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Age: Died at 65 (1901-1966)

Birthplace: Hermosa, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Animator, + more

Credits: Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, Peter Pan, 101 Dalmatians, The Skeleton Dance

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Tim Burton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Animators
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Timothy Walter "Tim" Burton is an American film director, producer, artist, writer, and animator. He is known for his dark, gothic, macabre, and quirky horror and fantasy films such as the horror comedy fantasy Beetlejuice, the romantic dark fantasy Edward Scissorhands, the musical fantasy-thriller ...more

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Age: 58

Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Poet, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Edward Scissorhands, Corpse Bride, Batman Returns, Mars Attacks!

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#3 on The Best Directors Never Nominated for Oscars

#23 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#34 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

#15 on The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked List

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Matt Stone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Animators
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Matthew Richard "Matt" Stone is an American actor, animator, screenwriter, television director, producer, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for being the co-creator of South Park along with his creative partner and best friend Trey Parker, as well as co-writing the 2011 musical The Book of ...more

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Age: 45

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Television director, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, + more

Credits: South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut, South Park, Team America: World Police, South Park: The Stick of Truth

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