Victor Navone is a traditional artist and computer animator. He was born in Chula Vista, California, and has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of California, Irvine. He worked for several years as a Conceptual Designer and 3D Artist in the computer games industry. In 1998, Navone began studying 3D character animation in his spare time. One of his early animation exercises, “Alien Song,” went on to become a viral internet clip and caught the attention of Pixar Animation Studios, who hired him as a full-time Animator in 2000. He currently resides in Oakland, California with his wife and two children.
Navone's feature animation credits include the filmsMonsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Toy Story 3, Brave, The Good Dinosaur, Coco, and Onward. He’s also contributed to several short films, including “Lou,” “Bao,” and “Kitbull.” For his work on WALL-E, he won an award from the Visual Effects Society. He's also co-directed a series of short “Cars Toons” for television and was a Supervising Animator on Inside Out. He has been teaching animation since 2005.