Nancy Beiman

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Nancy Beiman is a director, character designer, teacher, and animator. She attended the Character Animation program at CalArts.



In 1986 Beiman cofounded Caged Beagle Productions with business partner Dean Yeagle. She then moved to Berlin, Germany where she directed and animated for Gerhard Hahn Film Productions. In 1989 she was a supervising animator at Steven Spielberg's Amblin' studio in London.

Beiman joined the Walt Disney company as a supervising animator and development artist for A Goofy Movie (1995), Hercules (1997) and Treasure Planet (2002).

Nancy Beiman was also served as animator for the 1987 movie The Brave Little Toaster, the 1988 TV Movie Snoopy: The Musical, the 1990 movie Jetsons: The Movie and the 1994 movie Asterix Conquers America.


Beiman currently teaches storyboard at Sheridan College's Animation department in Canada.[1] Beiman previously taught animation at Savannah College of Art and Design, and taught animation, character design, layout, storyboard and gesture drawing at Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Film & Animation from 2004 to 2008.


Beiman is the author of two books on animation acting and storyboard: Prepare to Board![2] and Animated Performance.[3] Her interviews with animation artists appeared in Cartoonist Profiles magazine from 1982 to 1995.


Beiman was awarded a Golden Pencil for outstanding teaching at the 2D Or Not 2D Animation Festival in 2007.[4] In 1984 she was awarded with the NCS Division Award in the field of Feature Animation.


  1. ^ Winsa, Patty (30 April 2010). "Wonderland swaps Scooby Doo for Snoopy". Toronto Star. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Murdock, Kelly L (April 16, 2007). "Book Reviews: Storyboards, Motion in Art & Prepare to Board!". Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ Krause, Fran (October 19, 2010). "Book Review: Animated Performance". Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ Borgna, Brandon (5 January 2007). "RIT Student Filmmakers Recognized at International Animation Festival". RIT University News. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 

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