William Snelgrove "Will" Finn is an animator, writer, director, voice actor and storyboard artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Finn got his start at working as an animator for Don Bluth's 1982 animated film The Secret of NIMH. Moving to Disney, he served as an animator for films, such as Oliver & Company, The Little Mermaid, The Rescuers Down Under, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He also wrote, directed, and produced the 2004 feature film, Home on the Range (along with John Sanford).

Outside of Disney, Finn served as an animator and storyboard artist at DreamWorks Animation films. He also directed the 2013 film, Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return. Finn served as a storyboard artist on the upcoming 2021 film, Rumble.

Disney Filmography Credits

Year Film Position
1987 Sport Goofy in Soccermania Animator
1988 Oliver & Company Character Animator
1989 The Little Mermaid Character Animator
1990 The Rescuers Down Under Storyboard Artist / Character Animator
1991 Beauty and the Beast Supervising Animator: Cogsworth
1992 Aladdin Supervising Animator: Iago
1995 Pocahontas Visual Development Artist / Character Designer / Additional Story Development Artist
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Artistic Supervisor: Story / Additional Screenplay Material / Supervising Animator: Laverne
2004 Home on the Range Writer / Director / Story
2005 Chicken Little Voice Actor: Hollywood Fish (Voice)
2010 Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue Additional Story Artist

Characters Animated


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1920’s—1970’s
Disney's Nine Old Men: Milt KahlFrank ThomasOllie JohnstonLes ClarkJohn LounsberyMarc DavisWard KimballEric LarsonWolfgang Reitherman

Animators: Bill TytlaArt BabbittLee BlairPreston BlairFred MooreShamus CulhaneCy YoungDon LuskNorman FergusonHal KingJack HannahDick KinneyHal AmbroKen O'BrienJudge WhitakerBill JusticeDon BluthGary GoldmanCharles A. NicholsBlaine GibsonJohn EwingWalt StanchfieldFred HellmichAmby PaliwodaWilfred JacksonXavier AtencioBen SharpsteenEarl HurdDale OliverEric CleworthDavid Hand
Visual Development, Layout, Background Artists and Character Designers: Gustaf TenggrenMary BlairMarjorie RalstonJoe GrantMel ShawClaude CoatsDon DaGradiJohn HenchEyvind EarleKen O'ConnorThor PutnamAlbert HurterJohn HubleyHerbert RymanDon GriffithBasil Davidovich
Storyboard Artists and Writers: Bill PeetRalph WrightDick HuemerFloyd NormanYale GraceyTed SearsErdman PennerJoe RinaldiWinston HiblerOtto EnglanderWilliam CottrellBill BergAl BertinoT. HeeHomer Brightman
Directors: Clyde GeronimiHamilton LuskeJack KinneyTed BermanRichard RichNathan GrenoGeorge ScribnerRiley Thomson
Producers: Walt DisneyRon MillerKen Anderson

1980’s—Present
Renaissance Directors: Rob MinkoffRoger AllersGary TrousdaleKirk WiseChris SandersMark DindalJohn Musker

Story Trust Directors: Ron ClementsChris BuckByron HowardDon HallChris WilliamsRich MooreStephen J. Anderson
Producers: Peter Del VechoClark SpencerRoy ConliDorothy McKimDon Hahn
Chief Creative Officer: Jennifer Lee
Associated Figures: Bob IgerRoy Edward DisneyMichael EisnerJohn LasseterEd CatmullJeffrey KatzenbergBob Chapek
Signature Voice Actors: Jim CummingsAlan TudykKatie LowesJohn DiMaggioMaurice LaMarcheJodi BensonDavid Ogden StiersJesse CortiPaul BriggsRaymond S. PersiPhil JohnstonFrank WelkerBill FarmerBrian Cummings
Signature Musicians: Sherman Brothers Robert B. Sherman Richard Sherman Alan Menken Kristen Anderson-Lopez Robert LopezLin-Manuel MirandaHoward AshmanTim RiceStephen SchwartzMarc Shaiman
Supervising Animators: Glen KeaneAndreas DejaAlex KupershmidtEric GoldbergMark HennJohn PomeroyRandy HaycockDale BaerT. Daniel HofstedtTony BancroftTom BancroftTony FucileAnthony DeRosaRuss EdmondsMichael SurreyBruce W.SmithDuncan MarjoribanksRuben AquinoNik RanieriRon HusbandRick FarmiloeTom SitoTony AnselmoRandy Cartwright
Visual Development & Storyboard Artists: Dean DeBloisLisa KeeneClaire KeaneBrittney LeeJin KimShiyoon KimCory Loftis

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