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Ben Willis Character Animator

Ben Willis Character Animator

Ben Willis is currently working as a Character Animator on DreamWorks Animation’s “Me and My Shadow,” a film that combines both 2D and 3D animation and is scheduled for release in 2014. Ben has also animated on DWA’s Academy Award®-nominated “Kung Fu Panda,” “Shrek Forever After,” “Kung Fu Panda 2,” “Puss in Boots,” and “Rise of the Guardians.”

Before joining DreamWorks Animation, Willis worked at the commercial production facility in New York City, “Charlex” on the short film “One Rat Short”. The short won Electronic Theater’s Best of Show at SIGGRAPH 2006.

In 2005, Willis received a BFA in Computer Art from Savannah College of Art and Design.