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List of famous storyboard artists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top storyboard artists in the world? This includes the most prominent storyboard artists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable storyboard artists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic storyboard artists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned storyboard artists.

Examples of people on this list: Hayao Miyazaki, Wayne Kramer and many more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known storyboard artists to the lesser known storyboard artists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the storyboard artist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous storyboard artists ever?" and "What are the names of famous storyboard artists?" then you're in the right place. (60 items)
Joseph Barbera is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Storyboard Artists
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Joseph Roland "Joe" Barbera was an Italian-American animator, director, producer, storyboard artist, and cartoon artist, whose film and television cartoon characters entertained millions of fans worldwide for much of the 20th century. Through his young adult years, Barbera lived, attended college, and began his career in New York City. After working odd jobs and as a banker, Barbera joined Van Beuren Studios in 1932 and subsequently Terrytoons in 1936. In 1937, he moved to California and while working at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Barbera met William Hanna. The two men began a collaboration that was at first best known for producing Tom and Jerry and live action/animated hybrid films. In 1957, ...more

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Hayao Miyazaki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Storyboard Artists
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Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist. Through a career that has spanned five decades, Miyazaki has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and as a maker of anime feature films and, along with Isao Takahata, co-founded Studio Ghibli, a film and animation studio. The success of Miyazaki's films has invited comparisons with American animator Walt Disney, and American directors Steven Spielberg and Orson Welles. Born in Bunky┼Ź, Tokyo, Miyazaki began his animation career in 1963, when he joined Toei Animation. From there, Miyazaki worked as an in-between artist for Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon, where he ...more

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Butch Hartman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Storyboard Artists
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Elmer Earl "Butch" Hartman IV is an American animator, writer, director, producer, illustrator and voice actor, best known for creating the Emmy-winning animated series The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, and T.U.F.F. Puppy. Hartman also provided the voice for the character of Dr. Rip Studwell in The Fairly OddParents, and serves as the founder of Billionfold, Inc., which produces those programs. He has been the executive producer of The Fairly OddParents since its debut in 2001. ...more

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Dan Povenmire is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Storyboard Artists
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Daniel Kingsley "Dan" Povenmire is an American television director, writer, producer, storyboard artist, and actor associated with several animated television series, best known as the co-creator of the Disney animated series Phineas and Ferb in which he also voices the show's villain, Heinz Doofenshmirtz. Povenmire grew up in Mobile, Alabama, where he was a talented art student who spent summers outdoors and making movies. Povenmire attended the University of South Alabama before deciding to pursue a film career and transferring to the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Povenmire has been a long-time contributor to the animation business, working on several ...more

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