Inside Walt Disney Animation Studios with Barry Temple and Sam Ewing

In the world of animation, there are few names that can evoke so many memories of classic characters and stories as Disney. Today we’ll be welcoming two Disney veterans to campus for two presentations as a part of this month’s 3D Arts Finals Department Forum from 1:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Entertainment Business Auditorium (FS3B 106).

Barry Temple: The History of Combining Digital and Traditional Animation at Disney Animation Studios Florida. 

Barry Temple’s lecture will cover the early life of 3D Animation and his role in multiple productions at Disney as a traditional animator working with computer-generated backgrounds. Barry was one of the first animators brought over to staff the new Florida Studios in 1989, and animated on a multitude of films such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Oliver & Company, The Little Mermaid, Beauty & the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Pocahontas, Atlantis, Lilo & Stitch, and Home On the Range. Barry is currently the Animation Art Director in Portfolio Content Creation for Full Sail’s Computer Animation degree program.

Sam Ewing: From New Zealand to Walt Disney Animation Studio – Life in the Animation Industry.

Sam Ewing is another Disney veteran with a rich history in the animation industry. Sam’s early years found him working at Freelance Animators Ltd. in New Zealand where he did contract for work for Disney and Warner Bros. He eventually made the move to New York to pursue animation, and worked at Disney for 20 years.  Sam recently retired after five years of teaching here at Full Sail in the Computer Animation program’s 2D Animation class.

You won’t want to miss the combined knowledge and industry experiences recounted by these two animation veterans. Be there!