Aaron Blaise (born February 17, 1968) is an American film director, character designer, and concept/wildlife artist from Burlington, Vermont.
He graduated from the Ringling College of Art and Design in Illustration.
Blaise spent 21 years at Walt Disney Feature Animation where he helped create some of the greatest animated films ever made. He worked as an animator or supervising animator on The Rescuers Down Under, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Pocahontas and Mulan. In 2003 he co-directed Brother Bear for which he earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film.
After Brother Bear he helped to develop several projects, but ultimately left Disney to return to Florida. Aaron recently served as 2D Animation Supervisor and Character Designer for the The Bear and the Hare an advertisement created for the John Lewis department stores in the United Kingdom.With nearly 13 million views on Youtube, the ad has been loved around the world. He also set a Kickstarter record for funding the first animated feature film, "Art Story", which is currently in development.