With almost no formal training, Thomas Estrada broke into the California animation scene 20 years ago in 1997 on DreamWorks’ inaugural animated film, The Prince of Egypt followed by The Road to El Dorado. Thomas then joined Disney Feature Animation to work on The Tigger Movie, Emperor’s New Groove, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Treasure Planet, and Home On the Range. Returning to DreamWorks, Thomas helped animate Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, Shark Tale, and Over the Hedge.
Next, he found his way to the video game industry working on various AAA titles such as God of War II, Spyro the Dragon, Gears of War II, and Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. From there Thomas’ career path brought him to Utah’s Avalanche Software where he animated on multiple Disney game titles such as Toy Story 3, Cars 2 and most recently as a lead animator on the entire run of Disney Infinity 1,2 and 3. Today Thomas continues his role as a lead animator working at a game studio in Salt Lake City.