Animation with Stephen Anderson

A TCAP Video Podcast Series

with Stephen Anderson

3 episodes

Stephen Anderson is a director, writer, and storyboard artist with over 30 years of experience in the animation industry. At Walt Disney Animation Studios, he was a story artist on Tarzan and was later promoted to story supervisor for The Emperor’s New Groove and Brother Bear.

As a director, he has helmed the feature films Meet the Robinsons and Winnie the Pooh, followed by a role as supervising director at Walt Disney Television Animation on the first season of Monsters at Work, which debuted on Disney+ in July of 2021.

Over a period of approximately ten years, Stephen returned to CalArts as an instructor, teaching story development to both sophomores as well as juniors and seniors. He has lectured on storyboarding and the creative process at San Jose State, Loyola Marymount University, Penn State, Santa Barbara Community College, The California Arts Project, and Sheldon High School in Sacramento, California.

After leaving the Walt Disney Company in 2021, Stephen storyboarded on the upcoming Garfield feature film from Alcon Entertainment and served as animation director on Young Love, a series that aired on Max in September of 2023.

Episode 1 — Early Career

Episode 2 — Skill and Craft

Episode 3 — Education and Industry

The California Arts Project is providing this free video podcast program as a public service. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by The California Arts Project. The views expressed in the podcast may not be those of the host or The California Arts Project and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.