Michelle Tessier

Animation professor


  • B.A., American literature and culture, University of California
  • M.F.A., film and television, University of California


Contributed storyboards, writing, animatic editing, animation, and character/prop/layout design to Hasbro Studios, Warner Bros. Animation, Walt Disney World and more.

Awards, recognitions and honors

  • Finalist, Animation, 36th Student Academy Awards, 2009
  • Winner, Outstanding Children's Program, 29th College Television Awards, 2008
  • Edith and Lew Wasserman Scholar, 2006
  • Inaugural Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship, 2005


Children’s Programming Peer Group, Television Academy; ASIFA-Hollywood/International Animated Film Society

Publications and Presentations

Selected exhibitions

  • Chicago International Children's Film Festival, 2008
  • Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, 2003, 2007
  • Panelist, speaker, educator, WK Kellogg Foundation and World Studio Foundation,  New York City, 2005
  • Visual Communications presents feature selections from the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival at Bergamot Station, Santa Monica Film and Video, 2004
  • Columbus International Film + Video Festival, 2004
  • Association of Southeast Asian Nations International Film Festival, 2003