|Alma mater||California Institute of the Arts|
|Employer||Walt Disney Animation Studios|
Rasoul Azadani (Persian: رسول آزادانی, pronounced [ɾæsuːl-e ɒːzɒːdɒːniː]; born 1965) is an Iranian animator, lighting designer and layout artist. He is best known for his work at Walt Disney Animation Studios. In 1995 he was nominated for an Annie Award in the category "Best Individual Achievement for Production Design in the Field of Animation" for his work on Pocahontas.
Life and career
Azadani was born in 1965 in the city of Isfahan. He entered Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults to study animation, after receiving his High school diploma. Azadani later worked for the Institution as an Animation Instructor, before emigrating to United States and studying at the California Institute of the Arts. Azadani joined Walt Disney Animation Studios to work as a layout assistant in 1985.
The character Razoul from the Disney animated film Aladdin is named after Azadani. In the movie, Jafar originally used the phrase “Rasoul Azadani” to open the Cave of Wonders, but it was later cut.
|Year||Film||Assistant layout artist||Layout artist||Layout supervisor||Animatic supervisor||Lighting designer||Notes|
|1986||The Great Mouse Detective||Yes|
|1987||The Chipmunk Adventure||Yes|
|1988||Garfield and Friends||Yes||2 episodes|
|Oliver & Company||Yes|
|1989||The Little Mermaid||Yes|
|1990||The Rescuers Down Under||Yes|
|1991||Beauty and the Beast||Yes|
|1999||Fantasia 2000||Yes||Segment "Rhapsody in Blue"|
|2000||Rhapsody in Blue||Yes|
|The Emperor's New Groove||Yes|
|2007||The Simpsons Movie||Yes|
|2009||The Princess and the Frog||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Pups of Liberty||Visual development artist|
|2011||Winnie the Pooh||Yes|
|2012||The Longest Daycare||Yes|
|1995||Annie Awards||Pocahontas||Best Individual Achievement for Production Design in the Field of Animation||Nominated|
- مصاحبه با هنرمندان: رسول آزادانی [Interview with artists: Rasoul Azadani] (in Persian). cgart.ir. July 2011. Retrieved September 7, 2012.
- "23rd Annual Annie Award Nominees and Winners (1995)". Annie Awards. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
- Bancroft, Tony (2013). Directing for Animation: Everything You Didn't Learn in Art School. CRC Press. ISBN 1136126538.
- Carr, Kevin (August 15, 2014). "38 Things We Learned from the ‘Aladdin’ Commentary". The Film School Rejects. Retrieved November 16, 2014.