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New York Film Academy Guest Speakers

Amy Smeed



Head of Animation for Walt Disney Studios Amy Lawson Smeed gave a rousing Q&A at the Los Angeles campus of the New York Film Academy, after a screening Moana. Smeed’s work includes Moana, Treasure Planet, Paperman, Frozen, Tangled, Raya and The Last Dragon, and both installments of the Wreck-It Ralph film series: Wreck-It Ralph and Ralph Breaks the Internet. The event was moderated by NYFA Chair of Animation Craig Caton.

Smeed worked on the film Raya and The Last Dragon, which won ‘Best Animated Film’ at the 94th Academy Awards in 2022.

Notable Credits
Ralph Breaks the Internet, Moana, Treasure Planet, Paperman, Wreck-It Ralph, Raya and The Last Dragon

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