For Immediate Release: Media Advisory

Contact: Todd West, 407.459.7959

Elite Animation Academy, Director


Summer camps available online and in-studio for KIDS wanting to collaborate with Disney Animators to share artistry, ideas,

and engage in traditional and digital animation learning.”


May 19, 2024 (Orlando, Florida) Well known, Orlando-based Elite Animation

Academy has announced their 10th annual Summer Animation Camp Series. The weekly sessions will run from Monday, June 3, through Friday, August 9, from 10 am to 3pm, EST.

On-line and in-studio classes are taught by Disney Animators and other professionals in the field, to include Traditional Animation, Foundational Drawing, Character Design, Gesture Drawing & Sketching, and Anime – Manga, (Japanese animation comics). Additional modules offer Comics and Cartooning; Animatics Storyboarding; Video Editing and Special Effects; 2D Character Animation, and 3D Animation Foundation.

“Summer is a fun time for students to recharge, but also an opportunity to hone new skills; especially those young minds who are imaginative, artistic, and innovatively visionary. Our international Academy is the perfect opportunity for students looking to enhance skills in design, animation, and even storyboarding,” said Todd West, Elite Animation Academy Summer Camp Series, director.

“Elite’s summer camps provide a myriad of creative disciplines and instruction, which are comprehensively designed to teach, the ‘art of animation. Instructors are industry professionals having expansive backgrounds with major movie studios such as Disney, Marvel, BlueSky, Laika, Sony, Fox, and more.” added West.

In advance of the summer camps, Elite will offer a Summer Camp Open House for those who wish to tour our studio, meet instructors, and review camp offerings. The Open House events will be held on Saturday, June 1; June 8; and June 15; from 1 pm to 4 pm, at 3107 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, Florida. Students need not be present at Open House events to participate in summer camps.

The cost for each camp series (1-week) is $475 per student, plus a small administrative fee. Elite Animation will provide all supplies. For more information, contact Todd West, Summer Camp Series director, at 407.459.7959, or

Elite Animation Academy has experienced remarkable growth in the Central Florida region, serving more than four hundred full-time, in-studio, students annually, with thousands of online students from around the globe.

The founders, Todd and Gladys West envisioned a vibrant design studio with a noble mission: “Developing Young Minds through the Art of Animation.” In a little more than a decade, Elite Animation Academy has grown to include an expansive lineup of summer camps, in-studio courses, and virtual course opportunities where students can acquire vital design skills while developing top-notch portfolios to support future college or university enrollment in the arts, and/or career enhancement credentials as artists.

About Elite Animation Academy: Founded in 2012 by former Disney animators,

Elite Animation Academy provides art and animation training. Bringing students

together with experienced animation instructors to maximize marketability and

opportunities. Our vision is to become the best Animation Academy in the world.  Elite Animation also hosts the Digital Arts for Autism (DAFA) school for adults with autism. DAFA is a program partner for the Florida Gardiner Scholarship StepUp program, a statewide initiative designed for children with special needs.



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