List of famous male animators, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male animators list contains the most prominent and top males known for being animators. There are thousand of males working as animators in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic animators have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a animator then the people below should give you inspiration.
Examples of people on this list include Eli Noyes and Hiroyuki Kitakubo.While this isn't a list of all male animators, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male animators?" and "Who are the best male animators?"
John Alan Lasseter is an American animator, film director, screenwriter, producer and the chief creative officer at Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and DisneyToon Studios. He is also the Principal Creative Advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering. Lasseter began his career as an animator with The Walt Disney Company. After being fired from Disney for promoting computer animation, he joined Lucasfilm, where he worked on the then-groundbreaking use of CGI animation. The Graphics Group of the Computer Division of Lucasfilm was sold to Steve Jobs and became Pixar in 1986. Lasseter oversees all of Pixar's films and associated projects as executive producer. In addition, he directed Toy Story, A ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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Max Fleischer was an Polish Jewish American animator, inventor, film director and producer. Fleischer was a pioneer in the development of the animated cartoon and served as the head of Fleischer Studios. He brought such animated characters as Betty Boop, Koko the Clown, Popeye and Superman to the movie screen and was responsible for a number of technological innovations including the Rotoscope. ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 89 (1883-1972)
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Charles Martin "Chuck" Jones was an American animator, cartoon artist, screenwriter, producer, and director of animated films, most memorably of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts for the Warner Bros. Cartoons studio. He directed many classic animated cartoon shorts starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, Pepé Le Pew, Porky Pig and a slew of other Warner characters. After his career at Warner Bros. ended in 1962, Jones started Sib Tower 12 Productions, and began producing cartoons for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, including a new series of Tom and Jerry shorts and the television adaptation of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. He later started his own ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 90 (1912-2002)
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States of Americasee more on Chuck Jones
Isadore "Friz" Freleng, often credited as I. Freleng, was an American animator, cartoonist, director, and producer famous for his work on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons from Warner Bros. He introduced and/or developed several of the studio's biggest stars, including Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite Sam, and Speedy Gonzales. The senior director at Warners' Termite Terrace studio, Freleng directed more cartoons than any other director in the studio, and is also the most honored of the Warner directors, having won four Academy Awards. After Warners shut down the animation studio in 1963, Freleng and business partner David H. DePatie ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 89 (1906-1995)
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of Americasee more on Friz Freleng