Eamonn Butler is a renowned animation director, responsible for managing and developing Cinesite’s growing animation department. He recently oversaw Cinesite’s work on Edge of Tomorrow.
Previously at Double Negative, he spent six years as head of animation, building up a team from six to over 100 for John Carter. He also supervised work on a catalogue of films, including Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Hellboy 2, Ironman 2 and Paul.
Before coming to London, Eamonn spent ten years at Walt Disney Feature Animation in Burbank, California. He started his career there as a senior animator on Fantasia 2000, before becoming character supervisor on Dinosaur and animation supervisor for Reign of Fire, Wildfire and Chicken Little. While at Burbank,
Eamonn developed and ran a curriculum and training course, which taught Disney’s traditional animators to become CG animators.
Eamonn trained under veteran Disney animator David Brain at Dublin’s Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design and spent four years working as a traditional animator, storyboard artist and animation director, before switching to CG.