Brian Leif Hansen

Brian Leif Hansen

Animator / 16 yrs

United States

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Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

Animator

The Boxtrolls (2014)

Animator

Frankenweenie (2012)

Animator

ParaNorman (2012)

Lead Animator

Fantastic Mr Fox (2009)

Corpse Bride (2005)

den kæmpestore bjørn

I have been animating for over a decade now. I’m Danish and grew up on a dairy farm in Jutland Denmark. I originally trained as a chef and worked at restaurants in Denmark and France.

But there has always been a little animator inside me and one day I took a chance and applied to The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark. This turned out to be, in my opinion, one of the best animation schools in the world; there were lots of talented animators, both teachers and students, and so began my second career.
Work History
  • September 2014 - Present

    Stop Motion Animator - Kubo and the Two Strings

    Laika

  • June 2014 - August 2014

    Ma vie de courgette

    Rita Productions

  • June 2014 - June 2014

    Stop Motion Animator

    Advance A/S

  • October 2012 - March 2014

    Stop Motion Animator - The Boxtrolls

    Laika

  • April 2012 - September 2012

    Animator

    Freelance

  • January 2012 - February 2012

    Stop Motion Animator - ParaNorman

    Laika

  • August 2010 - December 2011

    Lead Animator - Frankenweenie

    Walt Disney Animation Studios

    Lead Animator - Burning Windmills Productions
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  • August 2009 - June 2010

    Animator CGI Maya - Den Kæmpestore Bjørn

    Copenhagen Bombay

    Animator CGI Maya
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  • May 2008 - May 2009

    Key Animator - Fantastic Mr Fox

    20th Century Fox

  • April 2007 - July 2007

    Animator

    Copenhagen Bombay

  • May 2006 - December 2006

    Animator - Max & Co

    Cinemagination SA

  • November 2005 - April 2006

    Animator - The Koala Brothers

    Stockwell Productions

    for BBC/Disney
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  • January 2006 - March 2006

    Animator - Orla Frøsnapper

    Wil Film Aps

    for TV2 Denmark
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  • September 2005 - October 2005

    Animator - Koala Brothers Christmas Special

    Stockwell Production for BBC/Disney

  • September 2004 - June 2005

    Animator - Tim Burton´s Corpse Bride

    Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies

  • June 2003 - September 2004

    Animator - The Koala Brothers

    Famous Flying Films

    for BBC/Disney
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  • May 2004 - June 2004

    Animator - The Tale of Sir Richard

    MummysBoy Productions

  • November 2002 - February 2003

    Animator - Billy Boy 900

    Buttenschøn & Budde for TV2 Danmark

  • May 2001 - September 2002

    Animator - Little People

    Egmont

    for Fisher Price USA
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Education
  • Stopmotion Animation

    The Animation Workshop

    2001 - 2001
  • Intern at Harvest Films on Hamilton Mattress

    2000 - 2000
  • Animated on shot film Nanok 7 min

    The National Danish Film School

    2000 - 2000
  • Stopmotion Animation

    The Animation Workshop

    1999 - 2000