Can You Identify These Famous Animation Artists As Children?

We’re entertaining ourselves on Cartoon Brew’s Instagram account this afternoon with a series of childhood photos of famous animation folk. How many of these artists can you identify? Click through to Instagram for the answers.


  • Carlo Guillot

    #4 is Richard Williams.

  • https://vimeo.com/channels/wharton Brett Wharton

    Would have never spotted Seth MacFarlane. Richard Williams and Ward Kimball are unmistakeable though.

  • Fred Kite

    #7 is Eric Goldberg.

  • Donatien von Retz

    #1 is Tim Burton

  • Jet Smith

    Butch Hartman, 1st grade:

  • Landon Kemp

    I recognized #12 as Osamu Tezuka.

  • Jonathan Wilson

    #2 is Chuck Jones.

    #4 is Richard Williams.

    #6 is Bob Clampett.

    #7 is Eric Goldberg.

    #10 is Walt Disney.

    #11 is John Kricfalusi

    #12 is Osamu Tezuka.
    That’s as far as i’ll go…

  • bob

    Im glad to say I got zero. This is grade a stalker material.

    • AmidAmidi

      All of these have been published elsewhere. We’re only guilty of compiling them. If you consider it ‘stalker material,’ then you should take it up with the book publishers and websites that published the original material.

      • bob

        haha… that’s okay…

        I just view it as extreme fandom. I don’t need to memorize the child faces of artists.

        • https://vimeo.com/channels/wharton Brett Wharton

          Disagree. I’d like to see a sequel post with more artists.

  • Confused Now

    Something bout this one’s a bit creepy

  • Andrew Kieswetter

    Got any photos of Don Bluth or Hayao Miyazaki as kids?

    • AmidAmidi

      Just added Miyazaki to the gallery.

  • Anonymous

    #1 could be Tim Burton only because there was a guy in Burbank who always went door to door with a horse and cowboy hat taking pictures of kids.