Mike Nguyen

Mike Nguyen
Mike Nguyen primary interest is the hand-drawn animation filmmaking medium and aims to reflect beautiful thoughts toward this life on Earth.

Mike received his BFA in Character Animation at the California Institute of the Arts in 1988. Since then, he has worked primarily in the feature animation industry as a Character Animator in various studios, including Walt Disney, Warner Bros., and DreamWorks Animation. Among the films he had worked on include the critically acclaims “The Iron Giant” as a supervising animator.

In 2000, he co-founded July Films, an independent theatrical animation production company. His directing debut is the theatrical animated feature entitled “My Little World”, currently in production.

Mike has also been a Character Animation instructor at the California Institute of the Arts since 1994, and recently taken leave from instructing duty to devote full effort to his film work; he also has given animation workshops in Denmark, Ireland, Thailand and Korea.