Andrew Chesworth is a character animator living in Burbank, CA. He co-wrote and co-directed the Oscar-nominated short film One Small Step at Taiko Studios with Bobby Pontillas. He was a CG animator for Disney on such films as Zootopia, Frozen, Big Hero 6, Moana, Wreck-It Ralph, Feast, Get a Horse!, Inner Workings, and Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. Prior to Disney, he was a director of both hand-drawn and CG commercials and short films at Make Visual in Minneapolis.
From 2016-2017, Andrew taught fourth-year Character Animation at CalArts.
Most recently, Andrew completed a contract as a hand-drawn animator on Netflix’s Klaus for Sergio Pablos Animation Studios during a six-month sabbatical from Taiko.
Currently, Andrew is employed full-time at Taiko Studios directing and producing animated shorts and developing feature film projects. He still freelances part-time as a hand-drawn animator and teaches at Animsquad.