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Andrew Gordon joined Pixar in 1997. He has been animating characters professionally for over 20 years.
At Pixar Animation Studios, he worked as an animator on A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3, Monster's Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Ratatouille, among other feature films. The characters he has worked on include Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc., Gill from Finding Nemo, and Edna Mode, the costume designer in The Incredibles. He was supervising animator for the Academy Award–nominated short Presto, and the directing animator on Monsters University and the recent TV special "Toy Story That Time Forgot." He recently finished up directing spots for The Good Dinosaur and is currently animating on Finding Dory.
He studied animation in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and New Jersey, and prior to his work at Pixar, he worked at Warner Classics. He was awarded Outstanding Character Animation in an Animated Motion Picture by the Visual Effects Society for his work in Finding Nemo. Andrew is also the creator of many of the secret spaces at Pixar, such as the Love Lounge and the Lucky 7.
Andrew has been teaching animation since 2000, helping develop and lead the Pixar animation internship four times. He has lectured throughout the world. He is currently the director of the Hollywood animation program for the One Academy. He is one of the founders of Spline Doctors, a web blog/podcast dedicated to animation education. Andrew lives in the easy bay with his wife and two children.