About Tina Price
Tina Price began her career as a professional ballet dancer with New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and Chicago Lyric Opera. She transitioned to an animation career at the age of 26 by training with Don Bluth on his independent film “Banjo The Woodpile Cat”. Following that Tina worked as a Key Clean Up Artist with Filmmation Studios from 1979 - 1983. In 1983 she entered Walt Disney Feature Animation as a Clean Up inbetweener working with Andreas Deja on “The Black Cauldron”. After her work on “The Great Mouse Detective” she entered the computer animation department in 1985 pioneering the first digital animation department at Walt Disney Feature Animation contributing digital animation to traditionally animated films and including the award winning short film shown at SIGGRAPH “Oilspot and Lipstick”.
Promoted to head of the computer animation department at Disney she contributed digital animation to “Oliver and Company”, “The Little Mermaid”, “Aladdin” and “Rescuers Down Under”. Still growing she entered Visual Development and designed Characters for “Hercules”, “Tarzan”, Fantasia/2000 and Dinosaur after which she was promoted to Artistic Coordinator on “Treasure Planet”.
Leaving Walt Disney in 2006 Tina went on to become Line Producer working for JibJab Studios. Today Tina is most know for being the found of The Creative Talent Network and producer of the CTN animation eXpo. Tina Price is an award winning pioneer 'woman in animation' noted in the book "Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney's Animation" by Mindy Johnson.