Marlon West is Head of Effects at Walt Disney Animation Studios. He joined the company in 1993 as an effects animator on The Lion King. Effects animators generally animate everything that moves on camera, aside from the characters themselves. This includes water, fire, snow, magic, etc. Marlon's Head of Effects or Effects Supervisor credits include The Princess and the Frog, Frozen, Moana, Feast (my favorite short film) and Frozen 2.  

In 2017 Marlon won an Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Animated Effects in an Animated Production for Moana and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, also known as the Oscars.

See how Marlon breaks down those amazing animation effects in the video below!


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