Dean Lennert is a professional animator with over 19 years experience in a variety of styles and mediums ranging from stop-motion techniques to traditional hand-drawn work and 3-D computer animation. With early career highlights on Nickelodeon’s DOUG and MTV’s BEAVIS & BUTTHEAD and SCHOOLHOUSE ROCKS for ABC Television, Dean also has the distinction of being an animator on the 1998 Academy Award Winning Animated Short Subject BUNNY and the 2002 Oscar-nominated feature ICE AGE for Blue Sky Studios. As a writer about the industry his interviews with many animation artists have been published internationally. Dean continues to contribute animation to shows and segments on, among others, NICK JR, SESAME STREET and SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and is currently producing his own independent short film, "Dear Anna Olson".
Dean currently teaches Stop Motion, Drawing and Design, and Advanced Production Workshop.