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Famous Male Animators

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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?"
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  • Seth MacFarlane
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    Seth Woodbury MacFarlane (; born October 26, 1973) is an American actor, animator, filmmaker, comedian, and singer. MacFarlane is the creator of the TV series Family Guy (1999–present) and The Orville (2017–present), and co-creator of the TV series American Dad! (2005–present) and The Cleveland Show (2009–2013). He also wrote, directed, and starred in the films Ted (2012), its sequel Ted 2 (2015), and A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014). MacFarlane is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied animation. Recruited to Hollywood, he was an animator and writer for Hanna-Barbera for several television series, including Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken, Dexter's...  more
    • Age: 42
    • Birthplace: Kent, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Walt Disney
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    Walter Elias Disney (; December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. Born in Chicago in 1901, Disney developed an early interest in drawing. He took art classes as a boy and got a job as a...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 65 (1901-1966)
    • Birthplace: Hermosa, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Tim Burton
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    Timothy Walter Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an American filmmaker, artist, writer, and animator. He is known for his dark, gothic, and eccentric horror and fantasy films such as Beetlejuice (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Ed Wood (1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Corpse Bride (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Dark Shadows (2012), and Frankenweenie (2012). He is also known for blockbuster films, such as the adventure-comedy Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985), the superhero films Batman (1989) and its first sequel, Batman Returns (1992), the sci-fi film Planet of the Apes (2001), the fantasy-drama Big Fish (2003), the musical...  more
    • Age: 62
    • Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States of America

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  • Matt Stone
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    Matthew Richard Stone (born May 26, 1971) is an American animator, producer, screenwriter, actor, and composer. He is known for co-creating South Park (1997–present) as well as co-writing the Tony Award-winning musical The Book of Mormon (2011) with his creative partner Trey Parker. Stone was interested in film and music as a child, and 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 (1993). Stone and Parker moved to Los Angeles and wrote their second film, Orgazmo (1997). Before the premiere of the movie, South Park premiered on Comedy...  more
    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

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