Douglas Hudson is an independent animation director and educator.
Currently he is Associate Professor and Chair of the animation department he established for the Kansas City Art Institute in 2004. Three of his graduates won a Student Academy Award for their senior film "Dried Up" in 2010.
His experimental short films are improvisational in approach, lighthearted in nature and range from stream of consciousness abstractions to fly on the wall observational narratives using a variety of animation techniques.
At Warner Brothers in Glendale California, he animated for the online cartoons: Gotham Girls and Lobo, and was a member of the first team to animate Looney Tunes shorts for the internet in 2000-2001.
Hudson earned a BFA in Animation in 1997 from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and an MFA in Experimental Animation in 2000 from the California Institute of the Arts under the mentorship of Jules Engel.