Disney Animation Trainees 2019


Interns &

Sketch of Moana and Tala

Bridging the Generations

The craft of Disney storytelling and animation has been handed down, generation to generation, for nearly fifty years. The legacy continues with students and recent graduates joining us from around the world for mentoring, hands-on experiences and unforgettable opportunities through our Talent Development program.

Sketch from Big Hero 6


Craft-based mentorship by Disney Animation artists and engineers

Sketch from Zootopia


Working closely with students and artists from around the world

Sketch from Tangled

Craft Excellence

Honing and excelling in your storytelling through artistic and technical craft


Mentored opportunities for students returning to school the following term.

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Drawing on computer

Trainee & Apprenticeships

Entry-level growth opportunities for recent grads and those new to the Animation industry.

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Trainee and Mentor
Meet the Robinsons Sketch

Next Generation Artists & Engineers

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Talent Development program has a rich legacy, which began in 1971, when Walt Disney's "Nine Old Men" set out to create a unique opportunity to train next-generation artists under the guidance and mentorship of Disney Animation legends.

Our intern and apprentice programs focus on connecting our Studio and craft to the next generation. We build on our legacy through continued exploration, innovation, and collaboration in a real-time, mentor-mentee relationship centered around our craft.

Shorts for Summer

Assisted by a talented team of mentors from various parts of the Studio, in just a few months, interns develop a story, design and animate the characters, write the score, and everything in between! The result? An absolutely stunning short.

June Bug visual development
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