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.
Craft-based mentorship by Disney Animation artists and engineers
Working closely with students and artists from around the world
Honing and excelling in your storytelling through artistic and technical craft
Mentored opportunities for students returning to school the following term.EXPLORE
Trainee & Apprenticeships
Entry-level growth opportunities for recent grads and those new to the Animation industry.
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.
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.