John Canemaker, Professor & director at NYU Tisch School of the Arts
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John Canemaker is an Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning independent animator/designer, animation historian, teacher, and author. He has written twelve books, on subjects ranging from Winsor McCay, Felix the Cat and Tex Avery, to numerous Disney and Pixar artists. His articles and reviews have appeared in publications around the world, and he is in demand as a lecturer and curator.
Canemaker is a full professor and director of the Animation program at New York University Tisch School of the Arts/Kanbar Institute of Film & Television. In 2009, he received NYU’s Distinguished Teaching Award for “exceptional teaching, inside and outside the classroom.” He and his work have also received honors from film festivals, universities and institutions internationally.