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Daniel L. Gonzales III
Pixar - Walt Disney Animation Studios - Content Creator

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Daniel was an animator for the Walt Disney Company for 9 years. He has worked on titles such as "Moana, "Frozen" and"Wreck it Ralph". He's been traveling the world for the last 3 years for no reason other than, "Why not?" His journey has taken him through Australia, New York, South Africa, Lebanon, Ukraine, Costa Rica, Finland, Paris, London and so many other wonderful places. He is currently HElsinki, Finland.

Born in 1988, Daniel moved from his hometown in San Diego, California to attend San Francisco’s California College of the Art. Daniel has received attention for his artwork at an early age. His entrĂ©e’s in the Museum of Latin American art and The U.S. District court for the southern District of California, that are still on display, would be the start of a promising career of fine art, teaching, directing, and animation. 
By Daniel’s college sophomore year he was working at Pixar Animation Studios and soon after found himself working in Los Angeles for the Walt Disney Animation Studios. When not working Daniel has been creating his personal work and teaching art at various institutions on his spare time.
If you any questions for him do not hesitate to contact him, he is very approachable and usually answers within 3 days.


Walt Disney Animation Studios

Pixar Animation Studios

Professor/Public speaking/Lecturer
(UCLA, CalArts, Animation Mentor, AnimSquad, More..)

2008 - Present


California College of the Arts
Bachelor's degree, Animation

Morse Senior High School

1 comment:

  1. Hello, my name is Niyat Tekle. I am a graduated from California State University East Bay and I am interested in being an animator. I was hoping if you have the time for us to make an informational interview in phone, email or in video chat. My email is