In his role as Director of Animation, Ethan oversees the production of animated content for all projects at Deluxe Animation Studios. An accomplished traditional and CG character animator, Ethan got his start at Rhythm & Hues and has worked on some of the most notable animated features of all time.
He joined Deluxe from MPC, where he was an Animation Supervisor on the film: “Pokémon: Detective Pikachu” from Warner Bros. Prior to that he was Animation Supervisor at DisneyToon Studios, where worked with Pixar supervising the animation on: “Planes” and “Planes: Fire & Rescue.” Before supervising animation, has worked in production as a Character Animator at several leading studios, including Pixar, Dreamworks/PDI, Disney, Starz and Sony, on features that include “Toy Story 2,” “Shrek,” “Shrek 2,” “Madagascar,” “Bolt,” “Gnomeo & Juliet,” and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.” For the past ten years Ethan has also been fostering new animation talent from all around the world at the school Animation Mentor. Ethan holds a degree in Character Animation from the Film and Video department at CalArts.