Film Famous Character Designers

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List of famous character designers, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Hard working character designers are an integral part of every film set. An often under appreciated job, any film would not be able to hit the big screen without the help of a good character designer. This list includes examples of famous or notable character designers from some of the best films ever to hit the silver screen. Whereas most people ask the question, "What is a character designer?" this list informs the reader as to who some of the best character designers are, as well as information like their year of birth and more.

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Aaron Sims is a film producer, a film director and a film crewmember of the Art Department, the Special Effects Department and the Visual Effects Department.

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Adam T. Talbott

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Albert Hurter Albert Hurter is a film character designer.

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Allen Battino Allen Battino is a film art director.

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Anne Marie Bardwell

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age 49 - Ashton "Ash" Brannon is an American animator, writer and director. He was a story artist and directing animator on Toy Story and co-director on Toy Story 2. Besides working at Pixar he ...more

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Barry Reynolds

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Eric "Bibo" Bergeron is a French animator and film director. His work includes The Road to El Dorado and Shark Tale. Bergeron has served as animator on films like Asterix in Britain, ...more

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Brian Jowers

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age 83 - William "Bud" Luckey is an American cartoonist, animator, singer, musician, composer and voice actor. He is best known for his work at Pixar as a character designer for Toy Story, ...more

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Carlos Grangel age 55 - Carlos Grangel is a Spanish-born character designer for animated films.

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Carol Koch is a sculptor and cosmetic finisher.

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Carolina Cuenca

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Carter Goodrich

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Chen-Yi Chang Chen-Yi Chang is a character designer

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Chris Reccardi is a screenwriter and television director.

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Christian Cunningham

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Christophe Lautrette is a film art director and production designer.

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Colin Brady is an American animator and film director. He graduate of the California Institute of the Arts, has worked as lead animator, animation director, supervising animator and co-director ...more

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Colin Fix Colin Fix is a film crew member.

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Damon Bard

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Dan Haskett age 66 - Dan Haskett is a veteran animator who designed the character Belle for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, as well as Ariel for The Little Mermaid and Tod as an adult for The Fox and the Hound. ...more

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Dec. at 36 (1969-2005) - Dan Lee was a Canadian animator, best known as the creator of the title character from Finding Nemo. He was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1969, the youngest of four children of Chinese immigrants ...more

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Darek Gogol

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David Dupuis is a special makeup effects artist.

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Diego Maia

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Don Hall is a voice actor, screenwriter and film director.

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Douglas Lee

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Ed Ghertner Ed Ghertner is an art director and television producer.

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Emil Simeonov Emil Simeonov is an animator.

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Eric Keyes

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age 53 - Geefwee Boedoe is an animator and illustrator. He won the 2004 Reuben Award for Book Illustration from the National Cartoonists Society. His animated short film Let's Pollute has been nominated ...more

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Guy Deel

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H.B. 'Buck' Lewis

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Harald Siepermann Dec. at 51 (1962-2013) - Harald Siepermann was a German animator and character designer. His feature film credits included Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Tarzan, and Enchanted. He lectured extensively on character design and ...more

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Henry Mayo

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Ian Gooding Ian Gooding is a film art director.

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age 50 - James Baxter is a British character animator. He was first known for his work on several Walt Disney Animation Studios films, including various characters in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Rafiki in ...more

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Jean Gillmore

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Jeff Ranjo

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Jeremy Chinn

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Jill Culton is an American animator, who is best known for her directorial debut on Sony's first animated film, Open Season, becoming the first female principal director of a big budget, ...more

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age 52 - Jim Charmatz is a film crewmember of the Special Effects Department, the Visual Effects Department, the Art Department and the Make-Up Department.

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Jim Pearson Jim Pearson is a film production designer.

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Dec. at 97 (1908-2005) - Joe Grant was a Disney artist and writer.

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John Watkiss John Watkiss is an artist who has worked in both comics and film. Born in England in 1961. After growing up in the Midlands in England, John Watkiss graduated from The Faculty of Arts and ...more

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Joseph C. Moshier

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Julianna Kolakis