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List of notable or famous animators from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top animators born in the United States and even some popular animators who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American 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 the United States is included when available.

List includes Dr. Seuss, Seth MacFarlane and more.

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

Use this list of renowned American animators to discover some new animators that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (335 items)
Seth MacFarlane is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Animators from the United States
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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 characters. MacFarlane grew up in Kent, Connecticut and is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied animation, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Recruited to Hollywood during the senior film festival by development executive Ellen Cockrill and President Fred Seibert, he was an animator and writer for Hanna-Barbera for several television shows, including Johnny Bravo, Cow and ...more

Age: 44

Birthplace: Kent, Connecticut, United States of America

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Walt Disney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Animators from the United States
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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 20th century. As a Hollywood business mogul, he and his brother Roy O. Disney co-founded The Walt Disney Company. As an animator and entrepreneur, Disney was particularly noted as a filmmaker and a popular showman, as well as an innovator in animation and theme park design. He and his staff created numerous fictional characters including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy. Disney himself was ...more

Age: Died at 65 (1901-1966)

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

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Tim Burton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Animators from the United States
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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 Nightmare Before Christmas, the comedy-drama biopic Ed Wood, the fantasy adventure Sleepy Hollow, the animated fantasy Corpse Bride, the musical horror film Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, the horror comedy Dark Shadows and the animated horror comedy Frankenweenie. He is also known for blockbusters such as the adventure comedy Pee-wee's Big Adventure, the superhero films Batman ...more

Age: 59

Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States of America

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Matt Stone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Animators from the United States
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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 Mormon. Stone grew up in Littleton, Colorado and was interested in film and math growing up. He attended the University of Colorado, Boulder following high school, where he met Parker. The two collaborated on various short films, and starred in a feature-length musical, titled Cannibal! The Musical, in 1993. The duo moved to Los Angeles and later premiered South Park on Comedy Central in August ...more

Age: 46

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

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