Head of Effects Animation, Walt Disney Animation Studios
2020 Speaker

Burbank, California

Marlon West joined Walt Disney Feature Animation in 1993 as an effects animator on The Lion King. West went on to create effects for Pocahontas, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Mulan, Tarzan, Fantasia 2000 and The Emperor’s New Groove.  He served as head of effects on Atlantis, The Lost Empire and Home On The Range

West worked as a digital artist, animating special effects for Chicken Little and Meet the Robinsons. He recently served as head of effects animation on Frog Princess and Winnie The Pooh. West served in the same role on Frozen and Feast, which both earned Academy Awards. He most recently served as head of effects animation of Moana and Frozen 2

Always a music fan, he has worked as a DJ in various venues and styles. A native of St. Louis, West lives with his kid and thousands of books and records in Glendale, CA.