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Andreas Deja

Biography

Cartoonist and animator known most for his use Walt Disney Animation Studios. He offers mainly overseen the computer animation of villains, especially Scar through the Lion Ruler and Gaston in Beauty as well as the Beast. He offers said that viewing Disney’s The Jungle Publication as a kid is what influenced him to be an animator and cartoonist. He was mainly in charge of creating the type of Hercules within the Disney film of the same name. He’s openly gay. He offers said that offers affected the creation of a few of his personas. He also helped create the type of Jafar in Aladdin, which starred Robin Williams because the Genie.

Quick Facts


Full Name Andreas Deja
Date Of Birth April 1, 1957
Place Of Birth Gdansk, Poland
Profession Cartoonist
Education Folkwang University of the Arts
Nationality American, German
Star Sign Aries

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#Fact
1Referred as one of Disney's "Nine New Men".
2Worked together with director Tim Burton, who was at the time employed at Disney as a concept artist. According to Burton, Disney's attempts at making them "mate and have offspring" were completely in vain, and they mostly ignored each other.


Animation Department

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Winnie the Pooh2011supervising animator: "Tigger"
The Ballad of Nessie2011Short supervising animator
The Princess and the Frog2009supervising animator: "Mama Odie" and "Juju"
Enchanted2007animator: "Queen Narissa"
How to Hook Up Your Home Theater2007Short animator: Goofy
Bambi II2006animation consultant
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas2004Video animation consultant
Home on the Range2004animator: "Slim" and "Junior"
Lilo & Stitch2002supervising animator: "Lilo"
Fantasia 20001999animator - segment "Rhapsody in Blue" / animator: Mickey Mouse / host sequences
Hercules1997supervising animator: "Adult Hercules"
Runaway Brain1995Short supervising animator: "Mickey Mouse"
The Lion King1994supervising animator: "Scar"
Aladdin1992supervising animator: "Jafar"
Beauty and the Beast1991supervising animator: "Gaston"
The Prince and the Pauper1990Short supervising animator: "Mickey Mouse" & "The Prince"
The Little Mermaid1989character designer / directing animator / supervising animator: "King Triton"
Oliver & Company1988character designer
Who Framed Roger Rabbit1988supervising animator: "Roger Rabbit"
The Great Mouse Detective1986character animator: "Queen Mousetoria"
The Black Cauldron1985supervising animator: "Dallben", "Horned King" and "Fair Folk"

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Winnie the Pooh2011visual development artist
The Emperor's New Groove2000additional visual development

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mickey: Reelin' Through the Years1995TV Movie

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows2015Video special thanks
Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier2013TV Movie special thanks
Outpost2009Short very special thanks
Celebrating Dumbo2001Video documentary short thanks
Disney's 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs': Still the Fairest of Them All2001Video documentary short thanks
Hey Guy1997Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tyrus2015DocumentaryHimself
Janela Indiscreta2011TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - Disney Animator
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition2009TV SeriesHimself
Frühstücksfernsehen2009TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'Pinocchio': No Strings Attached2009Video documentaryHimself
Picture Perfect: The Making of Sleeping Beauty2008Video documentary shortHimself
Becoming Enchanted: A New Classic Comes True2008Video documentary shortHimself
The Bare Necessities: The Making of 'The Jungle Book'2007Video documentary shortHimself - Disney Animator
Pluto's Master Class2006Video documentaryHimself
Treasures Untold: The Making of Disney's 'The Little Mermaid'2006Video documentaryHimself
Lady's Pedigree: The Making of 'Lady and the Tramp'2006Video documentaryHimself
A Perfect Little Lady: The Story of Lady and the Tramp2006Video documentary shortHimself
Pretty as a Picture Art and Design2006Video documentary shortHimself
Ruff Animation2006Video documentary shortHimself
TV total2005TV SeriesHimself
From Walt's Table: A Tribute to Disney's Nine Old Men2005Video documentary shortHimself
The Story Room: The Making of 'Lilo & Stitch'2005Video documentaryHimself
Dream on Silly Dreamer2005Documentary shortHimself
A Perfect Fit the Voices of Cinderella2005Documentary shortHimself
From Rags to Riches: The Making of Cinderella2005Documentary shortHimself
Pluto 1012004Video documentary shortHimself
The Life and Times of Pluto2004Video documentary shortHimself
Diamond in the Rough: The Making of Aladdin2004Video documentaryHimself
Mickey's Cartoon Comeback2004Video documentary shortHimself
Behind the Ears: The True Story of Roger Rabbit2003Video documentary shortHimself
Tale as Old as Time: The Making of 'Beauty and the Beast'2002Video documentaryHimself - Supervising Animator, 'Gaston'
The Buzz2002TV SeriesHimself
The Sweatbox2002DocumentaryHimself
Redefining the Line: The Making of One Hundred and One Dalmatians2001Video documentary shortHimself
Celebrating Dumbo2001Video documentary shortHimself
Disney's 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs': Still the Fairest of Them All2001Video documentary shortHimself - Disney Artist
Under the Sea: The Making of Disney's Masterpiece 'The Little Mermaid'1998Video documentary shortHimself
Movie Surfers: Go Inside Disney's Hercules1997TV Movie documentaryHimself - Animator
The Making of 'Hercules'1997Video documentary shortHimself - Supervising Animator, 'Hercules'
Troldspejlet1994TV SeriesHimself - Animator, Scar
The Making of 'The Lion King'1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Lion King: A Musical Journey with Elton John1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Aladdin': A Whole New World1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Beauty and the Beast'1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'The Little Mermaid'1989TV Movie documentaryHimself - Directing Animator
Bitte umblättern1985TV Series documentaryHimself
Treffpunkt Kino1985TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Troldspejlet2012TV SeriesHimself
Waking Sleeping Beauty2009DocumentaryHimself
Animating Art1988TV Movie documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007Winsor McCay AwardAnnie Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012AnnieAnnie AwardsCharacter Animation in a Feature ProductionWinnie the Pooh (2011)
2010AnnieAnnie AwardsCharacter Animation in a Feature ProductionThe Princess and the Frog (2009)


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#Quote
1Villains are the most fun to animate. It's fine to have a villain who beats people up and calls them names but the more important thing for me is whether or not they are they interesting. The villains that are interesting are the ones you remember.
2The hardest thing about animating Scar in The Lion King (1994) was when I realized that he doesn't have hands. I thought, "My god, the hands can be so expressive! What do I do without them?" It definitely made me stretch as an animator because I had to make other things do the gestures. Occasionally though I treated his paws like hands.
3I love animating villains and my favorites are always interesting. Sure, they could beat people up and call them names but, to me, it's much better if they are interesting.

#Trademark
1Often animates the villain (Gaston in Beauty and the Beast (1991), Jafar in Aladdin (1992), Scar in The Lion King (1994), Alameda Slim in Home on the Range (2004))

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