Scott T. Petersen is an Animator/Director who has worked for several major Hollywood studios including, Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, Dreamworks, Universal and Columbia/tri-star. His movie credits include Space Jam, The Iron Giant, Pigglet’s Big Movie, Mickey’s Three Musketeers, The Lion King 1 ½ , The Fox and the Hound 2, Tarzan 2, Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas, Kronk’s New Groove, The Prince of Egypt, The Little Mermaid 3, Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights and many others. Currently he manages the creative teams and day to day business affairs here at Golden Street Animation and Quick Draw Services.
He has the ability to bring the best people together to complete each and every project that comes in. In addition he has taught animation and drawing at the California institute of the Arts (Cal Arts), in Valencia California and figure drawing at BYU in Provo Utah. Before starting Golden Street Animation Productions, he lived and worked in the Philippines, originally sent there by Walt Disney studios. During his career he has supervised and trained literally thousands of artists and has a great deal of experience in animation training and artist development. He has become an expert in overseas productions and has supervised in Japan, Taiwan/Republic of China, the Philippines, and Mexico as of this writing. As head of Golden Street Animation, Scott has lead several projects including content for Feature films, TV series, music videos, and corporate commercials. He has just released a new DVD training series called "Animation & Drawing Excellence" for those who are interested in learning animation. Lessons 1 and 2 are now available at our online studio store here.
He resides close to the Golden Street Animation Studios in Orem, Utah with his wife and 5 kids.
Scott T. Petersen
Working on Looney Tunes Christmas
Working at his desk while working on The Looney Tunes Christmas show, 2007. Scott was the Production Animation Director on that show.
Working with Scott & Golden Street:
“Scott is a fantastic animator, and a great guy to work with. His drawing is always appealing and his acting adventurous and imaginative. I’ve been impressed by the way he approaches his scenes- always putting himself in his characters shoes, seeing the moment from their point of view, and finding a way to connect with their common humanity. Very method-very cool.”
Stephan Franck, Director, Sony Pictures Animation.
“I have had the privilege of working with some of the world’s greatest living animators, and Scott Petersen is among them. His enthusiasm for the craft is infectious. His skill and professionalism is second to none. He has an integrity that is hard to come by.”
Sean Sullivan, Story board artist, illustrator and background painter, Walt Disney Feature Animation
“Scott is a fantastic professional used to deadlines and pressure. He is always willing to walk the extra mile in order to bring benefit to the production. He has deep knowledge of the field of animation and a lot of experience. He is also a very creative and talented artist and a good friend. I highly recommend his work and professionalism.”
Carlos Kuri, Director White Knight Creative Productions.
“If everyone in the world were as honest, creative and trustworthy as Scott, there would be no war and we would all have more free time because work would always get done on time.”
Seth Kearsley, Director, Columbia / Tri-Star animation.
“Scott was hired as my Overseas Animation Supervisor and lived in Manilla during the production of Kronk’s New Groove and Disney’s Enchanted Tales. He acclimated into his role at Toon City Studios very quickly and did an excellent job of overseeing the work produced there. Scott is a very hard and diligent worker who has excellent people management skills and was a wonderful addition to the overall production crew. After the completion of the production, Scott remained in the Philippines for several years learning all aspects of production and has brought that knowledge back to the United States to open his own studio.”
David Block, Director/Animator, Disney Toon Studios, Warner Brothers.
My deepest appreciation to Scott Petersen and the truly gifted artists at Golden Street Animation. They worked on an impossible project of creating 22 illustrations with a two-month deadline for a children’s book that wasn’t even written yet. They knocked it out of the park! They did the most amazing and spectacular art pieces. I provided very little information to work with and the artist’s visualization of my rudimentary concepts is nothing short of inspired. The artwork absolutely made the book and has garnered much excitement among publishers. Their work ethic is beyond words. Scott is so easy to work with and accommodating of my many requests. He made me very comfortable during a very stressful task and produced the artwork easily within my challenging deadline. I definitely recommend Golden Street and have other projects in mind for them. I can’t thank them enough or say enough good things about their work. They are in a word, awesome!
- Darcie Cobos, author of The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure
I've Worked with Scott on Several occasions and he's always excellent!!!
- Francis Glebas, Director/ Walt Disney Animation
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Lecturing & Consulting work
Scott has done many lectures and trainings for various animation companies and schools around the world. If you are interested in having Scott come and lecture at your company or institution please contact us with the details and for scheduling.
Scott's enthusiasm and knowledge of working in the animation pipleline will motivate your creative teams to reach new hights in their daily work.