Brian Leif Hansen

Brian Leif Hansen

Animator / 19 yrs

United States

Hire Me

Animator

Missing Link (2019)

Animator

My Life as a Zucchini (2017)

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

Animator

The Boxtrolls (2014)

Animator

ParaNorman (2012)

Animator

Frankenweenie (2012)

Animator

The Great Bear (2011)

Lead Animator

Fantastic Mr Fox (2009)

Animator

Eat Shit and Die (2008)

Animator

The Tale of Sir Richard (2006)

Corpse Bride (2005)

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Animation Supervisor

Pinocchio

I have been animating for nearly 20 years. 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
  • Animation Supervisor

    Wooden boy

    January 2019 - June 2021
  • Stop Motion Animator - Kubo and the Two Strings

    Laika

    September 2014 - December 2018
  • Ma vie de courgette

    Rita Productions

    June 2014 - August 2014
  • Stop Motion Animator

    Advance A/S

    June 2014 - June 2014
  • stop motion animator

    Laika

    September 2012 - March 2014
    United States
  • Animator

    Freelance

    April 2012 - September 2012
  • Laika

    January 2012 - March 2012
  • Lead Animator - Frankenweenie

    Walt Disney Animation Studios

    August 2010 - December 2011

    Lead Animator - Burning Windmills Productions

  • Animator CGI Maya - Den Kæmpestore Bjørn

    Copenhagen Bombay

    August 2009 - June 2010

    Animator CGI Maya

  • Key Animator - Fantastic Mr Fox

    20th Century Fox

    May 2008 - May 2009
  • Animator

    Copenhagen Bombay

    April 2007 - July 2007
  • Animator - Max & Co

    Cinemagination SA

    May 2006 - December 2006
  • Animator - The Koala Brothers

    Stockwell Productions

    November 2005 - April 2006

    for BBC/Disney

  • Animator - Orla Frøsnapper

    Wil Film

    January 2006 - March 2006

    for TV2 Denmark

  • Animator - Koala Brothers Christmas Special

    Stockwell Production for BBC/Disney

    September 2005 - October 2005
  • Animator - Tim Burton´s Corpse Bride

    Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies

    September 2004 - June 2005
  • Animator - The Koala Brothers

    Famous Flying Films

    June 2003 - September 2004

    for BBC/Disney

  • Animator - The Tale of Sir Richard

    MummysBoy Productions

    May 2004 - June 2004
  • Animator - Billy Boy 900

    Buttenschøn & Budde for TV2 Danmark

    November 2002 - February 2003
  • Animator - Little People

    Egmont

    May 2001 - September 2002

    for Fisher Price USA

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