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DreamWorks Feature - Animator

NBCUniversal, LLC, Glendale, California

Create the extraordinary.

Level: Manager (Supervisor)


DreamWorks Animation is looking for more adventurous dreamers who shoot for the moon. We tell stories about the journeys our unconventional heroes take to make dreams come true. As a growth-minded studio, we pride ourselves on being one of the world’s leading producers of high-quality, award-winning, animated films and series, reaching consumers around the globe. We push to feel more, laugh more, and build immersive new worlds.

DreamWorks creates a diverse array of original content in a variety of formats, delivering compelling stories with unique characters. We place tremendous value on the experiences our talent brings to the table from their own non-traditional paths to success. We believe in frequent communication and that transparency and trust yield the best work. We are a community of artists, technologists, innovators, and creators, who are passionate about animation and also happen to love eating lunch together.

Animators are depended upon to create the highest quality of animation for the film. They are able to handle any variety of shot from action-filled to serious acting in any animation style.

If you are part of the fandom and believe teamwork makes the dream work, join us in #livingthedream and #doingyourdreamwork!


“What would you say you do here?”
  • Create memorable acting choices - able to define the characters and offer fresh and original ideas. Develop the emotional content of each scene through strong acting skills.
  • Work closely with directing animator and supervising animator to keep characters on model. Set a high quality standard of animation for other animators to follow.
  • Ability to take on a range of animation styles
  • Able to establish/ create outstanding mechanics
  • Consistently finds appealing poses - elevates the quality of any characters’ design or shot
  • Test character setups and develop new animation tools.
  • Ability to solve technical issues independently and/ or knowledge of when to elevate them
  • Strong understanding of the CG animation pipeline
  • Strong communication skills - able to anticipate any delays to schedule and communicate those issues as soon as possible.
  • Open and responsive to feedback or changes
  • Teamwork: Mentoring new animators, sharing suggestions and helpful tips and tricks, seeking out opportunities and efficiencies that drive the department forward.



“What do I need to have in order to do this job?”
• BA or equivalent gained from a combination of skills and knowledge from education, work experience, and/or training
• 2+ years of professional CG experience
• Character Performance experience.
• Willingness to work overtime, and on weekends, when necessary

“What can I offer?”
• Understanding of Rigging
• Drawing skills
• Traditional Animation skills
• Storyboarding skills

From the award-winning storytellers, artist and innovators at DreamWorks Animation and DreamWorks Animation Television come the beloved characters and stories that come alive on the big and small screens. From films like Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon and Trolls to original TV series including Trollhunters, Voltron and Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh, DreamWorks Animation continues to bring home the laughter, fun and courage to dream.

Visit www.dreamworksanimation.com to see our latest animated film and television productions.

DreamWorks is a division of NBCUniversal. At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Click here to learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

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NBCUniversal is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws.

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NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

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