Walt Disney Animation Studios
February 25, 2016
WEB 1230 (Warnock Engineering Building)
The Production Process at Walt Disney Animation Studios
An overview of the production process and pipeline, at WDAS, highlighting the roles of the people involved and the work they do in creating our animated films.
Hank Driskill grew up in the town of Gardner, Kansas. He got undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Astronomy from the University of Kansas in 1988, and got his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Utah in 1995. He began his professional career at Digital Domain in 1994, working on such films as Apollo 13, Dante’s Peak, Fifth Element and Titanic, before moving to Walt Disney Animation Studios in 1997.
In his 18.5 years at Walt Disney Animation Studios, he’s worked on films like Tarzan, Dinosaur, Tangled, and Wreck-It Ralph, as well as supervising on 102 Dalmatians, Reign of Fire, Bolt, the stereo conversions for Beauty & The Beast and Lion King, and the made-for-TV Christmas special Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice. He most recently was Technical Supervisor on Big Hero 6, and is currently Technical Supervisor for the upcoming feature film Moana.