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Mike Wilson

Senior Character Animator

Mike Wilson is an Emmy Award-winning Senior Character Animator who has been working in the industry since 2008. Mike was inspired by animation at an early age and decided to pursue a profession in the craft due to his love for the medium and his passion for storytelling. His study of classical animation prepared him for a long career in digital character animation working in television, commercials, and film. 

Mike began his career working on the first computer animated show that Sesame Street produced and has moved on to work for more than twenty other studios including Sony Pictures Imageworks, Blue Sky Studios, Digital Domain, ILM, Tippett Studios, and many more.
Having worked in projects that range from digital character animation to visual effects, Mike has established a breadth of skills that range myriad styles and genres. A lifelong dedication for learning has fueled his zeal and spirited approach for honing his artistry, adeptness, and proficiency in character animation.

  • Mike, an exceptionally talented animator, mentor, and community builder. Mike’s creativity and skill in bringing animated characters and scenes to life is truly impressive. His ability to foster collaboration and learning among teams is equally remarkable. Mike pioneered workshops and meetings that brought the team together, allowing us to learn from each other and grow. His drive and dedication to continuously improving his craft are inspiring.

    - Scott Stewart
    Chief Creative Officer at Nurture Holdings

  • Mike Wilson is not just a talented animator — he’s a born storyteller. I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside him for years, and his knack for spinning a compelling narrative always shines through. Mike’s not just a colleague; he’s a friend who’s always there to lend a hand. Whether it’s tackling complex shots or just chatting; he’s approachable and supportive. Our journey has taken us through studios like Blue Sky, Speakeasy FX, and Sony Imageworks, and I’m grateful for every moment of it.

    - Cesar Tafoya
    Senior Animator