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List of Famous Animators

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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.

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. (1312 items)
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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: age 42
    • Birthplace: Kent, USA, Connecticut
    • 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 the ...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 The ...more

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    • Age: age 57
    • 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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    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: age 44
    • 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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    Trey Parker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Animators
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    Randolph Severn "Trey" Parker III is an American actor, animator, screenwriter, 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 Matt Stone, as well as co-writing and co-directing the 2011 musical The Book ...more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, 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, Orgazmo
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    Dr. Seuss is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Animators
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    Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer and cartoonist. He was most widely known for his children's books, which he wrote and illustrated under the pseudonym Dr. Seuss. He had used the pen name Dr. Theophrastus Seuss in college and later used Theo LeSieg and Rosetta Stone. Geisel published 46 ...more

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1904-1991)
    • Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Illustrator, Poet, Songwriter, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Horton Hears a Who!, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Lorax, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
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    Matt Groening is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Animators
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    Matthew Abram "Matt" Groening is a U.S. cartoonist, screenwriter, producer, animator, author, musician, comedian, and voice actor. He is the creator of the comic strip Life in Hell as well as the co-creator of two successful television series, The Simpsons, Futurama and a Christmas special, Olive, the ...more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cartoonist, + more
    • Credits: The Simpsons, The Simpsons Movie, Futurama, Futurama: Bender's Big Score
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    Terry Gilliam is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Animators
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    Terry Gilliam is a actor, animator, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and a writer. more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Animator, Film Director
    • Credits: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Meaning of Life
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