This Master Session with renown Visual Development artist Chen-Yi's was an extraordinary experience to professionals, and in-training animation artists alike. Chen-Yi's talent and sensibility to create compelling characters is simply amazing.
He joined Disney Feature Animation in 1993 on Mulan, as the Artistic Supervisor, and was honored by the National Cartoonist Society with a Reuben Award in 1998 for his design of Mulan.
Since then, Chen-Yi had worked at Disney for 13 years as character designer and story artist on projects like "Tarzan", "Home on the Range", "Frankenweenie,” "Bolt,” "Joe Jump" (later called "Wreck-It Ralph" and many others.
In 2008, Chen-Yi joined DreamWorks Animation as a story artist and worked on "How to Train Your Dragon", "Kung Fu Panda II" and "The Croods.”
Chen-Yi started directing animated feature films in 2011 at Sofa Studio on the project "Moon Forgets.”