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Walt Disney Animation Studios President, Pixar and Disney Animation Ed Catmull
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    visual development intern

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    Former Employee - Visual Development Intern in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Visual Development Intern in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Walt Disney Animation Studios as an intern (less than an year)


    work with very talented people and also nice !


    Everything is challenging, it's a high level work, that's why it is so nice !

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Walt Disney Animation Studios Interviews

Updated Nov 9, 2014
Updated Nov 9, 2014

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    Character TD Apprentice Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burbank, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burbank, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Walt Disney Animation Studios in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had been applying for 2 years for their internship program. So the dept leads were aware of my progress. After graduating, I decided to apply for the Character TD apprentice position, a full time paid position for upto a year at Walt Disney.
    I was selected for an interview. While the interview slot was for 1.5 hours, my interview lasted only 8 mins, start to finish. My panel had 3 interviewers: 1 rigging supervisor who knew my work well and had given me valuable tips to improve my work in the past. the second was an animator and the other was a technical animator.
    They saw my reel and asked me just one technical question about the reel. Once I explained what they had asked, they wanted to know in which part of the pipeline my technique would fit. My third question was... "do you have any questions for us?"
    And that was it... I got a call in a couple of days conveying their decision to bring me on as a character TD apprentice.

    This interview was far more relaxed and easier than any other interview I had attended. Very casual mood, but also technical and very specific to my demo reel.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you have any questions for us? (the face that this was the third question, 7 mins into the interview)   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate. I left the expected salary lank as this was my first job after graduation. I had no idea how much to put there.
    The final compensation is on the lower side. I wish now that I had put in a number there and left it to them to decide how much to pay me.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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Website www.disneyanimation.com
Headquarters Burbank, CA
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Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Media
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Walt Disney Feature Animation (Disney Animation) may like computers, but it hasn't completely ditched its pens and pencils. The Disney Studios unit develops and produces the animated films for the Mickey Mouse empire that fall outside the Pixar banner. (Sister firm Pixar became a Disney subsidiary in 2006.) Historically a leader in two-dimensional animated films, Disney Animation temporarily abandoned its hand-drawn efforts after repeatedly losing ground at the box office to computer-generated (CG) movies. However, Disney has since resurrected the practice of traditional... More

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