Paul Briggs (animator)

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Paul Briggs
Born (1974-12-17) December 17, 1974 (age 44)
OccupationStoryboard artist, visual effects animator, and voice actor
Years active1997–present
Known forHead of story on Frozen, Big Hero 6, and Zootopia.

Paul Briggs is an American storyboard artist, visual effects animator, and voice actor. He is best known for working for the Walt Disney Animation Studios as a head of story on films such as Frozen, Big Hero 6, and Zootopia.

Early life[edit]

Briggs was born in 1974 in San Antonio, Texas, and went to Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Missouri.[1][2]


Briggs started his career by an internship at the Walt Disney Animation Studios in 1997 and worked in the animated film Hercules as a visual effects artist.[1]

In 2009, Briggs worked as a story artist in the animated film The Princess and the Frog, which released on December 11, 2009.[2]

In 2013, he worked on the animated film Frozen as a head of story, which released on November 27, 2013.[1] He also voiced the character Marshmallow.[3]

In 2014, Briggs again worked as the storyboard supervisor in the animated film Big Hero 6, which released on November 7, 2014.[1] He also voiced the minor character Yama.

According to different media, Briggs would be directing with Dean Wellins a new original film for Walt Disney Animation Studios, whose tentative title is Dragon Empire, and would be released at any time from 2020.[4]


Year Film Head of story
Storyboard artist
Visual effects animator Actor (voice) Notes
1997 Hercules Green tickY
1998 Mulan Green tickY
2002 Lilo & Stitch Green tickY
2003 Brother Bear Green tickY
2005 Avatar: The Last Airbender TV series, 2 episodes, property designer
2008 Bolt Green tickY
2009 The Princess and the Frog Green tickY Green tickY Two Fingers (voice)
2010 Tangled Green tickY
2011 Winnie the Pooh Green tickY
2013 Get a Horse! Green tickY Green tickY Short film, Additional Voices (voice)
2013 Frozen Green tickY Green tickY Marshmallow / Additional Voices (voice)
2014 Big Hero 6 Green tickY Green tickY Yama (voice)
2015 Frozen Fever Green tickY Short film, Marshmallow (voice)
2016 Zootopia Green tickY
2017–present Big Hero 6: The Series Green tickY TV series, Yama (voice)
2019 Kingdom Hearts III Green tickY Video Game, Marshmallow (voice)


  1. ^ a b c d "We Interviewed Paul Briggs - Storyboard Supervisor at Walt Disney Animations Studios". Retrieved September 11, 2015.
  2. ^ a b J Lloyd, Karen. "Behind The Storyboards of The Princess And The Frog". Retrieved September 11, 2015.
  3. ^ Jakle, Jeanne (March 10, 2014). "S.A. artist helped bring 'Frozen' to life". Retrieved September 11, 2015.
  4. ^ Kit, Borys (May 25, 2018). "Disney Reportedly Developing Animated Dragon Empire Film". Screen Rant. Retrieved May 25, 2018.

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