Animation Presentation and Q&A with Disney Artist Kira Lehtomaki

Animation Presentation and Q&A with Disney Artist Kira Lehtomaki
Join us for a special 1-hour behind-the-scenes animation presentation and Q&A with Disney artist Kira Lehtomaki

Kira Lehtomaki (Animation Supervisor) oversees several sequences in the film in addition to supervising animation of rookie rabbit officer Judy Hopps. Working with the directors and animators, Lehtomaki is responsible for maintaining consistent acting performances and design.

Lehtomaki joined Walt Disney Animation Studios in 2007 as an animation trainee in the talent development program. She’s contributed to a host of WDAS titles, including 0scar® winners "Paperman" and "Frozen," plus "Bolt," "Tangled," "Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice," "Tangled Ever After" and "Wreck-It Ralph." Previously, Lehtomaki served as a junior animator on "Alvin & the Chipmunks" at Rhythm & Hues.

At age 3, Lehtomaki saw "Sleeping Beauty" for the first time; she was mesmerized by the sequence of Briar Rose in the forest. By age 5, she knew she wanted to be a "drawer" for Disney. In addition to completing Animation Mentor’s online character animation program, she attended the University of Washington, majoring in computer science, and took part in Disneyland’s College Program. Lehtomaki resides in Burbank, Calif. #ZooU #Zootopia

Animation Presentation and Q&A with Disney Artist Kira Lehtomaki

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Wed February 24, 2016, 6:30 PM, VAC Basement Auditorium (1B20)



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