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Ted Lister

Lead Animator at Industrial Light and Magic

Ted Lister is a lead animator at Industrial Light and Magic. Originally from California, he transplanted himself to London in 2011 and made the move from games to film at the same time. Starting at MPC, he enjoyed an illustrious career bringing characters and creatures to life on the big screen in movies such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Jungle Book. In 2016, he migrated to ILM London, where he had the honor of being the character lead on Supreme Leader Snoke for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Not content with working on just one of his dream franchises, he continued as lead animator on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. He was then a character lead on the Genie for Disney's Aladdin, where the challenge was creating a blue, magical Will Smith. Ted enjoys the diversity of the work that comes through ILM, from creatures to spaceships, but his true love lies in bringing strange characters to life and fooling audiences into believing that a pile of pixels is a breathing, emoting being.