Supervising Animator Pixar Animation Studios
Alan Barillaro joined Pixar Animation Studios in January 1997. Barillaro has worked on almost every Pixar film as an animator, including “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2,” “Monsters, Inc.,” and the Academy Award ® -winning features “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” “WALL•E” and “Brave.” On those last three features, Barillaro was given the role of supervising animator and was therefore responsible for overseeing the team of animators who worked to bring the characters in the films to life. Following his work on “Brave,” Barillaro went to work with Pixar’s software development team to help craft an animation tool that would help provide additional creative flexibility to the studio’s filmmaking process. As a proof of concept, Barillaro created a short animation test about a small bird – a sandpiper – on a beach. This animation test soon grew into a full-fledged short film, named “Piper,” directed by Barillaro. “Piper” was released theatrically with “Finding Dory” in 2016, and went on to earn an Academy Award© for Best Animated Short Film. Barillaro is back in animation as the Supervising Animator for Disney•Pixar’s upcoming feature film, “Incredibles 2,” set to release on June 15, 2018. Growing up outside of Toronto, Canada, Barillaro’s interest in animation began at a young age. He worked his way up through the ranks at various commercial houses during high school and continued his studies at Sheridan College for Animation. Barillaro currently resides in Alameda, California with his family.