Alumni Behind the Scenes: Animation & VFX Graduates Help Spin Magic in Maleficent 2019

While Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is “no fairy tale” as she herself puts it, it certainly is a dream come true for our animation and VFX graduates who had the pleasure of working in its production.

For this, we give a hearty congratulations to our School of Animation & Visual Effects alums:

  • Samuel Felix Eugene Martono, BFA, Animation and Visual Effects (2017) – Lighting Artist
  • Diana Morawski, MFA, Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects (2012) – Previs Artist

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil opened in theatres on October 18, starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, and Michelle Pfeiffer.


Academy of Art University’s School of Animation & Visual Effects ranks among the world’s best animation school, according to The Rookies and The Hollywood Reporter, to name a few.

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