Monday, March 31, 2014

In the MCL: Disney Animator Ruben Aquino, Part Two

Ursula, The Little Mermaid
Disney animator Ruben Aquino is back in The Mouse Castle Lounge for part two of our conversation about his lengthy and notable career. He spent over 30 years at Disney, animating classic characters like Ursula in The Little Mermaid, Adult Simba in The Lion King, Maurice in Beauty and the Beast, Pleakley and David in Lilo & Stitch, and Eudora and James in The Princess and the Frog.

In today's episode, Ruben explains what it is about a character that gets his attention and why voice actors are so critical to giving their characters just the right look. Ruben also talks about the layoffs at Disney Animation last year that for all intents and purposes put an end to 2D animation at the studio. It was a move that was disappointing, but not surprising. He also shares his tips for young artists looking to make a career in animation.
Ruben Aquino animated Tiana's parents, Eudora and James, in
The Princess and the Frog.

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