James Lopez is a veteran Disney animator who has been working as a professional in the animation industry for twenty-five years.
His credits at Disney include being a Lead Animator on films, such as The Emperor's New Groove and Hercules and as an animator on the character Dr. Facilier in The Princess and the Frog and Timon in The Lion King. He also worked for studios such as Warner Bros. and Dreamworks in both television and features, and has performed a variety of positions that range from Storyboarding and Layout to Art Direction, Production Design and Character Design.
He is an alumni of CalArts where he recently taught drawing and animation to inspire a new generation of artists. He is currently working on a crowdfunded traditional animated film/short series called Hullabaloo.
|1994||The Lion King||Animator: Timon|
|1995||Runaway Brain||Additional Animator|
|1997||Hercules||Supervising Animator: Pain|
|2000||The Emperor's New Groove||Lead Animator: Tipo|
|2004||Home on the Range||Lead Animator: Farm Animals|
|2009||The Princess and the Frog||Animator: Dr. Facilier/Lead Animator: Tap Dancing Kid|
|2011||Winnie the Pooh||Animator|
|2012||Paperman||Final Line Animator|