Pixar Animation Studios
Robert Russ joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1996 and has had the opportunity to work on almost all of the Pixar films. He began his work at Pixar as a crowd animator on “A Bug’s Life”. From there, he moved on to work as an animator on “Toy Story 2,” “Monsters, Inc.” and the Academy Award©-winning, “Finding Nemo.” For Pixar’s sixth feature film, “The Incredibles,” Robert was able to expand his role as an animator by assisting the character articulation team to build the basic set of controls that animators use to animate all the characters. This process involved helping design the controls, model testing and creating animation tests. Once the control creation process was complete, Robert directed his attention to animating the characters Edna Mode ("E"), Mr. Incredible/Bob Parr and Elastigirl/Helen Parr.
Prior to joining Pixar, Robert worked in a graphics lab at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego. His main focus was on computer animation, video editing and post production. He also produced a short animated film while working in the lab called "Card Trick" which won the Student Academy Award© for animation in 1995.
Robert grew up in San Diego, California and graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a BA in Computer Arts. He currently resides in the Oakland Hills not far from Pixar.