Troy A. Gustafson

B.F.A., illustration, Kansas City Art Institute, 1991

"After working animation production for many years, I thought I had reached my highest goals for animation. However, when I started teaching traditional animation, I was overwhelmed by the desire and energy the students had for learning. It was exciting to see the students understand and produce animation. When a student finally understands what they are doing and completes their work successfully, I have a strong feeling of accomplishment."

Troy A. Gustafson | Animation professor

Awards, recognition and honors

2-D special effects animator, "Brother Bear," Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Film, 2003; 2-D special effects animator, "Lilo and Stitch," Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Film, 2002; 2-D special effects animator, "Mulan," Annie Award for Best Animated Film and Special Effects, 1998; 2-D special effects animator, "Pocahontas," Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Film, 1995

Previous Positions

2-D special effects animator, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Florida, California; 2-D supervising special effects animator, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Florida, California; 2-D supervising special effects animator, Hignite Animation Studio, Wisconsin