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Raul Aguirre Jr.


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As far back as he can remember Raul has always been passionate about telling fantastic stories populated with compelling characters with his drawings. After high school Raul entered the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program at The Laguna College of Art and Design where he received 2 years worth of solid Fine Arts foundation instruction while simultaneously studying animation at Dave Master’s Rowland Animation. In 1994 Raul was recruited by Walt Disney Feature Animation where he spent the next 8 years as an animation artist. He served as Legendary Master Animator Glen Keane’s right hand and protégé for the Hybrid 2D/CG character Long John Silver on the Disney Feature Treasure Planet. Raul had the distinct honor of being the last Person Trained by Glen Keane in Traditional Hand Drawn Animation and proudly shares that knowledge in his classes. After Disney Raul has directed/supervised animation and storyboards for many projects at just as many studios. Family Guy at FOX, Film Roman Studios, Showtime Networks, Moonscoop Productions, Splash Ent, Titmouse, and Frederator to name a few. It was at Nickelodeon that he made his directorial debut on his own creation the animated short ‘Hero Heights.” Raul has self published 2 comics and independently produced his own Animation Instruction DVD. He has also exhibited his fine art paintings in various group shows and one solo show in a couple of different LA galleries. Currently Raul teaches History and Principles of Animation at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects and continues development of his own animation properties. He is also the creator and host of the popular Man vs. Art Podcast. A show specifically geared towards informing, inspiring, and entertaining artists while they toil away in their studios. Raul also does speaking engagements, conferences, lectures, and workshops on how to walk a more prosperous, productive, purposeful path in the arts.


  • Animals: Starburns Industries Storyboard Artist May 2015- Present
  • Moonbeam City: Titmouse Studios: Storyboard Artist May 2014- July 2014
  • Lalaloopsy: Moonscoop Studios Storyboard Supervisor/Animatics Director April 2012-March 2014
  • Mijos Pilot: Co Executive Producer/Director/Storyboard Artist December 2010-March 2011 El Padrecito Ministries,
  • ADA Sport Animation Producer/Director/Animator March 2010- December 2010
  • Man vs. Art Podcast Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Host June 2009 to Present
  • Family Guy: FOX ANIMATION Storyboard Artist
  • Pet Alien and Cosmic Quantum Ray: Mike Young Productions Storyboard Artist January 2005- May 2007
  • Danger Rangers: Animotion Works, Inc. Storyboard Artist 2006
  • Hero Heights: Nickelodeon/Frederator Creator/Co-Executive Producer/Director/Writer/Storyboard Artist/Voice Director/ 2005-2006
  • DA Jammies: Headstart Entertainment/Toon Farm s: Lead Visual Development/Lead Character Design Artist/Lead Storyboard Artist/Animator
  • Free For All: Film Roman Studios/ Showtime Networks Storyboard Supervisor/Lead Animator 2003
  • Walt Disney Feature Animation: Rough and Assistant Animator Home On the Range, Treasure Planet Atlantis, Fantasia 2000, Tarzan, Hercules, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pocahontas 1994-2002


  • Glendale Community College 2002
  • MJ Lalo Studios (Voice Acting) 2002
  • Walt Disney Studios life drawing classes with Steve Huston, Glen Vilpu, Walt Stanchfield 1994-2002
  • Improvisation and acting Walt Disney Studios 2001
  • Animation Protégé of Glen Keane. 1999-2002
  • Animator Internship for Walt Disney Feature Animation 1994
  • Mount San Antonio College Fine Arts 1993-1994
  • Laguna College of Art and Design 1990-1992
  • Rowland Animation 1988-1994



A sample of production storyboards by Raul Aguirre Jr. Drawn on Wacom Cintiq using Storyboard Pro and or Photoshop.






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