James Crossley

Animation professor


  • Sheridan College, Diploma in animation-classical, 1994
  • Sheridan College, Post Graduate Certificate in computer animation, 1995


Films worked on include:  “Hotel Transylvania,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” “Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe,” “Beowulf,” “Surf’s Up,” “Open Season,” “Polar Express,” “Brother Bear,” “Lilo and Stitch,” “Dinosaur” and “Mulan.”

Sony Pictures Imageworks, Culver City, California, studio

  • Senior animation supervisor (2010-12)
  • Animation supervisor (2008-11)
  • Animation lead (2005,2008)
  • Senior animator (2004-07)

Walt Disney Feature Animation, Florida studio (1995-2004)

  • Computer animator (1998-2004)
  • CG assistant animator (1995-97)

Awards, recognitions and honors

  • Visual Effects Society nomination 2013 for Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture “Hotel Transylvania”
  • Visual Effects Society nomination 2008 Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Motion Picture “Surf’s Up”

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