Anthony "Tony" DeRosa is an American character animator, best known for his work at Walt Disney Animation Studios. DeRosa has worked as a lead animator on several Disney animated features, including The Lion King, Pocahontas, Hercules, Fantasia 2000, Atlantis: The Lost Empire and The Princess and the Frog.[1] Outside of Disney, DeRosa has worked as an animator on films such as Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), Curious George (2006), and The Simpsons Movie (2007), for which he received an Annie Award nomination.[2]


Year Title Notes Characters
1985 Hoomania (Video short) Character Designer / Storyboard Artist
The Black Cauldron Breakdown Artist
1986 The Great Mouse Detective Key Assistant Animator
1988 Oliver & Company Character Animator
1989 The Little Mermaid Character Animator
1990 The Rescuers Down Under Supervising Animator
1991 Beauty and the Beast Animator Beast
1992 Aladdin Animator Aladdin
1994 The Lion King Supervising Animator Adult Nala
1995 Pocahontas Supervising Animator Nakoma
1997 Hercules Supervising Animator Zeus and Hera
2000 Fantasia 2000 Lead Character Animator - Segment "Firebird Suite - 1919 Version" Spring Sprite
2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Supervising Animator Gaetan Molière
2002 Treasure Planet Animator John Silver
2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action Lead Animator
2004 Home on the Range Animator Maggie
Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers (Video) Character Animator
Fat Albert Animator
2006 Bambi II (Video) Character Designer
Curious George Storyboard Artist / Lead Animator George
2007 The Simpsons Movie Animator
2009 Pups of Liberty (Short) Animator
The Princess and the Frog Supervising Animator Lawrence
2011 Winnie the Pooh Animator
2012 Paperman (Short) Final Line Animator
2013 Get a Horse! (Short) Animator
2016 Zootopia Animator
2019 The Dolphin of the Ocean Animator Chloe


  1. Musker, John; Clements, Ron; and del Vecho, Peter (2010) Audio commentary for The Princess and the Frog. Walt Disney Home Entertainment.
  2. Script error

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