While I attended an expense paid trip by Disney to the Monsters University Premiere and other events, all opinions are 100% my own.
Recently while out in California for the Monsters University Premiere, Disney offered me the oh-so-amazing opportunity to experience their latest summer film, PLANES! I was able to spend a fun-filled day at the Disney Toon Studios to experience all things PLANES. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out my Animation Session with Disney Animator Ethan Hurd.
Now Ethan was just one of the many individuals who worked on this film, and generously offered to discuss their line of work and the process with my fellow bloggers and I. Another individual I had the pleasure of meeting was Art Hernandez, a Story Artist for Disney.
After studying illustration at Antelope Valley College and the Animation Guild’s American Animation Institute, Art went on to work for Disney as an “in-betweener” on Fantasia/2000. In 2004, he started work at Disney Toon Studios as a character designer and story artist. Aside from PLANES, you can also see his drawings in Bambi 2, Brother Bear 2, and the four direct to DVD Tinker Bell movies.