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an illustration of a young girl and a baby tiger in the snow.

SFFILM Festival

Mushka: Workshop with Andreas Deja

Directed by Andreas Deja

15 Apr
Sat, Apr 15, 2023 at 1:30 pm PT

Guests Expected

Andreas Deja


Disney legend Andreas Deja began perfecting his mastery of hand-drawn animation as a boy in Germany. At 10, he first applied to work at Disney, and began his legendary career at the studio at 23 with The Black Cauldron (1985). Since then, with his immense talent with pencil and paper, he brought life to such iconic characters as Gaston, Jafar, Mickey Mouse, and Tigger. Always pushing himself and his craft, Andreas left Disney in 2011 to pursue personal projects. His animation blog, Deja View, receives millions of views and serves as an invaluable resource for aspiring animators. Now, as a first-time writer and director, Andreas presents Mushka, a beautiful and touching tale of a young girl raising a tiger cub in Russia. Andreas will also present behind-the-scenes artwork, answer questions, and lead the audience in a drawing activity with his latest creation.

Be sure to bring paper and pencils to draw along.

Recommended for ages 6 and up.

Total Program Runtime 90 minutes

Animator Andreas Deja

Andreas Deja began his career as an animator with Disney in 1980, making his debut as an animator and character designer with The Black Cauldron (1985). He served as the supervising animator of such legendary Disney characters as Mickey Mouse and The Prince on The Prince and the Pauper (1990), Gaston on Beauty and the Beast (1991), Jafar on Aladdin (1992), Scar on The Lion King (1994), and Lilo on Lilo & Stitch (2002). He received Annie Award nominations for his work on the characters Mama Odie and Juju on The Princess and the Frog (2009) and Tigger on Winnie the Pooh (2011). He received the Annie Awards’ Winsor McCay Award in 2007.

Film Details

Language English

Year 2022

Premiere World

Runtime 28

Country USA

Director Andreas Deja

Executive Producer Craig Peck

Producer Andreas Deja, Roger Viloria

Writer Michael McKinney, Andreas Deja

Editor Matthieu Saghezchi, Roger Viloria

Music Fabrizio Mancinelli

Cast Tanner Beard, Kelly Hoover, Helena Aviv Perez

Closed Captions Closed Captions are not currently confirmed and will be updated soon.

Audio Description Audio Descriptions are not currently confirmed and will be updated soon.

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation American Sign Language Interpretation is not currently confirmed and will be updated. For any questions about accessibility at SFFILM Events, please email ADA@SFFilm.org.