Join Jorge E. Ruiz Cano, a character animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS), on Monday, Nov. 12 at Shoma Hall, CIB 3053, for a Q&A starting at 12:20 p.m. Ruiz Cano's credits include the studio’s first-ever VR short, Cycles, the Academy Award®-winning features Frozen, Big Hero 6, and Zootopia, in addition to Moana, the short films Feast, Frozen Fever, and Inner Workings, and the holiday featurette Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.

Ruiz Cano has been a part of the faculty at the California Institute of the Arts for the last five years, teaching animation and storytelling. Prior to joining WDAS, Ruiz Cano worked at Industrial Light & Magic, Blue Sky Studios, Electronic Arts, TellTale, Activision, and Pixar Animation Studios.

Ruiz Cano, a native of Caracas, Venezuela, was raised in Maracay, the heart of the Caribbean. He is currently serving as an animator on Disney Animation’s upcoming feature film, Ralph Breaks the Internet. This event is open to all School of Communication students.