Famous Animators from Canada

List of notable or famous animators from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top animators born in Canada and even some popular animators who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian animators then this list is the perfect resource for you. These animators are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known animator from Canada is included when available.

List is made up of many different people, including Norman McLaren and Dean DeBlois.

This historic animators from Canada list can help answer the questions "Who are some Canadian animators of note?" and "Who are the most famous animators from Canada?" These prominent animators of Canada may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Canadian animators.

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  • Břetislav Pojar
    Dec. at 89 (1923-2012)
    • Birthplace: Plzeň Region, Europe, Czech Republic, Central Europe, Austria-Hungary
    Břetislav Pojar (7 October 1923 – 12 October 2012) was a Czech puppeteer, animator and director of short and feature films. Born in Sušice, Czechoslovakia, Pojar started his career in the late 1940s ...more
    • Birthplace: North Bay, Canada
    Bryce Hallett is a Canadian independent animator living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A graduate of Sheridan College's classical animation program and Canadore College's graphic ...more
    • Birthplace: Seattle, Washington
    Caroline Leaf (born August 12, 1946 in Seattle, Washington) is a Canadian-American filmmaker, animator, director, producer, and tutor. She has produced numerous short animated films and her work has ...more
  • Charles Bonifacio is a Canadian animator who worked on Nelvana productions such as Rock and Rule, Inspector Gadget, Star Wars: Ewoks, the Care Bears television series and the first two Care Bears ...more
    • Birthplace: Manhattan, Kansas
    Chris Kientz is an American/Canadian writer, animator, television producer, director and educator. He has worked on a number of reality TV and children's television series but is perhaps best known ...more
    • Birthplace: Eastern United States, Hartford County, New England, Area code 860, Connecticut
    Chris Landreth (born August 4, 1961) is an American animator working in Canada, best known for his work on the 2004 film Ryan. He has made many CGI animated films since the mid-1990s, including The ...more