Animation Mentor Student Showcase, animated by student Marina Kuhr Animation Mentor Student Showcase, animated by student Marina Kuhr

The world of animation is as much about storytelling as it is about technique. Animation Mentor’s latest student showcase is a testament to this well-established fact, and unveils a new generation of animators ready to make their mark.

For almost 20 years, Animation Mentor has maintained its profile as a premier destination for online animation education. It’s a place where raw talent is honed, with a community of like-minded fellow artists and mentors who provide feedback and support to the student body as they perfect their animation. Alumni have been instrumental in shaping performances in films such as Elemental, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, The Little Mermaid, and both the Star Wars and Marvel franchises.

The polished animations in the annual Student Showcase go straight into students’ portfolio demo reels that they use to showcase their skills as they enter the world of professional animation upon graduation. This latest Student Showcase is a must-see for anyone who wants to witness the incredible talent being nurtured at Animation Mentor. Click the image below to find out more and watch the 2023 Showcase.

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Animation Mentor’s Student Showcase is a vivid reflection of the program’s legacy. Each performance, each frame, and each character is brought to life with passion, dedication, and a story. These animations are not just sequences; they are dreams waiting to be shared with the world.

Animation Mentor prepares its students to be studio-ready, ensuring they’re equipped to handle real-world scenarios. The online campus is structured much like a working animation studio with production workflows that students learn to master as part of their process. Regular feedback and collaboration are built into the program and are similar to meetings animators will face in a studio environment.

Learning how to manage feedback, improve and stretch concepts, and perfect their work has served alumni like Luis Uribe – now at Pixar Animation Studios, Philip To – formerly at Walt Disney Animation studios now animation lead at Meta, and Nick Kondo – formerly Sony Pictures Imageworks now Supercell. Their contributions to films like Soul, Coco, Zootopia, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse are testimonies to the quality of education and mentorship provided by Animation Mentor.

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With a community of 10,000+ working on the latest films, television, and games — Animation Mentor is truly everywhere, representing some of the biggest feature animation and vfx blockbusters, including:

  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures Animation)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (Framestore/The Third Floor)
  • The Little Mermaid (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
  • Elemental (Pixar Animation Studios)
  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie (Illumination Studios)
  • Onward (Pixar Animation Studios)
  • Frozen II (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Industrial Light & Magic)
Animation Mentor

The world of animation is ever-evolving, with new technologies, performances, and characters emerging each day. But at its core, it’s about passion, dedication, and the dream to create. Animation Mentor’s Student Showcase is a celebration of these dreams, a testament to the school’s legacy, and a promise of an even brighter future.

To learn more about Animation Mentor’s online animation programs, you can check them out at

Pictured at top: 2023 Animation Mentor Student Showcase, animated by student Marina Kuhr.

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