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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
1 Referred as one of Disney's "Nine New Men".
2 Worked 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 Pooh 2011 supervising animator: "Tigger"
The Ballad of Nessie 2011 Short supervising animator
The Princess and the Frog 2009 supervising animator: "Mama Odie" and "Juju"
Enchanted 2007 animator: "Queen Narissa"
How to Hook Up Your Home Theater 2007 Short animator: Goofy
Bambi II 2006 animation consultant
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas 2004 Video animation consultant
Home on the Range 2004 animator: "Slim" and "Junior"
Lilo & Stitch 2002 supervising animator: "Lilo"
Fantasia 2000 1999 animator - segment "Rhapsody in Blue" / animator: Mickey Mouse / host sequences
Hercules 1997 supervising animator: "Adult Hercules"
Runaway Brain 1995 Short supervising animator: "Mickey Mouse"
The Lion King 1994 supervising animator: "Scar"
Aladdin 1992 supervising animator: "Jafar"
Beauty and the Beast 1991 supervising animator: "Gaston"
The Prince and the Pauper 1990 Short supervising animator: "Mickey Mouse" & "The Prince"
The Little Mermaid 1989 character designer / directing animator / supervising animator: "King Triton"
Oliver & Company 1988 character designer
Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 supervising animator: "Roger Rabbit"
The Great Mouse Detective 1986 character animator: "Queen Mousetoria"
The Black Cauldron 1985 supervising animator: "Dallben", "Horned King" and "Fair Folk"

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Winnie the Pooh 2011 visual development artist
The Emperor's New Groove 2000 additional visual development

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mickey: Reelin' Through the Years 1995 TV Movie

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows 2015 Video special thanks
Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier 2013 TV Movie special thanks
Outpost 2009 Short very special thanks
Celebrating Dumbo 2001 Video documentary short thanks
Disney's 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs': Still the Fairest of Them All 2001 Video documentary short thanks
Hey Guy 1997 Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tyrus 2015 Documentary Himself
Janela Indiscreta 2011 TV Series Himself
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Himself - Disney Animator
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition 2009 TV Series Himself
Frühstücksfernsehen 2009 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'Pinocchio': No Strings Attached 2009 Video documentary Himself
Picture Perfect: The Making of Sleeping Beauty 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Becoming Enchanted: A New Classic Comes True 2008 Video documentary short Himself
The Bare Necessities: The Making of 'The Jungle Book' 2007 Video documentary short Himself - Disney Animator
Pluto's Master Class 2006 Video documentary Himself
Treasures Untold: The Making of Disney's 'The Little Mermaid' 2006 Video documentary Himself
Lady's Pedigree: The Making of 'Lady and the Tramp' 2006 Video documentary Himself
A Perfect Little Lady: The Story of Lady and the Tramp 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Pretty as a Picture Art and Design 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Ruff Animation 2006 Video documentary short Himself
TV total 2005 TV Series Himself
From Walt's Table: A Tribute to Disney's Nine Old Men 2005 Video documentary short Himself
The Story Room: The Making of 'Lilo & Stitch' 2005 Video documentary Himself
Dream on Silly Dreamer 2005 Documentary short Himself
A Perfect Fit the Voices of Cinderella 2005 Documentary short Himself
From Rags to Riches: The Making of Cinderella 2005 Documentary short Himself
Pluto 101 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The Life and Times of Pluto 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Diamond in the Rough: The Making of Aladdin 2004 Video documentary Himself
Mickey's Cartoon Comeback 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Behind the Ears: The True Story of Roger Rabbit 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Tale as Old as Time: The Making of 'Beauty and the Beast' 2002 Video documentary Himself - Supervising Animator, 'Gaston'
The Buzz 2002 TV Series Himself
The Sweatbox 2002 Documentary Himself
Redefining the Line: The Making of One Hundred and One Dalmatians 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Celebrating Dumbo 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Disney's 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs': Still the Fairest of Them All 2001 Video documentary short Himself - Disney Artist
Under the Sea: The Making of Disney's Masterpiece 'The Little Mermaid' 1998 Video documentary short Himself
Movie Surfers: Go Inside Disney's Hercules 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself - Animator
The Making of 'Hercules' 1997 Video documentary short Himself - Supervising Animator, 'Hercules'
Troldspejlet 1994 TV Series Himself - Animator, Scar
The Making of 'The Lion King' 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Lion King: A Musical Journey with Elton John 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of 'Aladdin': A Whole New World 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of 'Beauty and the Beast' 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of 'The Little Mermaid' 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself - Directing Animator
Bitte umblättern 1985 TV Series documentary Himself
Treffpunkt Kino 1985 TV Series documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Troldspejlet 2012 TV Series Himself
Waking Sleeping Beauty 2009 Documentary Himself
Animating Art 1988 TV Movie documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 Winsor McCay Award Annie Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Annie Annie Awards Character Animation in a Feature Production Winnie the Pooh (2011)
2010 Annie Annie Awards Character Animation in a Feature Production The Princess and the Frog (2009)


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#Quote
1 Villains 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.
2 The 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.
3 I 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
1 Often 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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