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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 ...more

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 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 ...more

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 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 ...more

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 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 ...more

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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