Animation Director


An animation director is the director in charge of all aspects of the animation process during the production of an animated film or an animated segment for a live action film or television. This may include directing the storyboard, character design, background animation, and other aspects of animation. Some animated film productions may split the duties between an animation director, who focuses on the creation of the animation, and a director who oversees all other aspects of the film. A supervising animator is commonly in charge of all aspects of the design and artwork for a single major character. The supervising animator oversees a group of animators who complete the entire scenes in which a particular character appears.

Job Prospect


Work Environment

Animation directors work in a variety of settings such as animation studios, television production studios, film production studios, gaming companies, and advertising agencies. Some animation directors work on a project-to-project basis as independent contractors.

General and Personal Skills Required

Average Salary

Cost of Training

Recommended Level of Education


Professional Skills / Tools Required

Data analysis skills, Communication skills, Technical skills

Associated Disciplines