Book Getting Published

You have been asking for it, and finally, with great enthusiasm, I can say…drum roll please…The Animator Letters Project Book is being published! Disney Editions will be publishing this inspirational collection of letters in the Spring of 2018. The book will be a goldmine of wisdom and encouragement from over 87 animators and directors that are behind the films we all love and cherish. This will give you an amazing opportunity to hold the printed letters in your hand, as if each one were written personally to you. I know you are just as excited about this book as I am! Please keep checking back, because I will be posting updates on the book as the publication date gets closer.

As if this news was not great enough, I have other awesome news to announce in the next blog post, so stay tuned!

Thank you for your continued support of this project; it wouldn’t be what it is without each of you.

Until next time,


About the Author

Willie Downs

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William F. "Willie" Downs III is the creator of The Animator Letters Project, which has been featured by Cartoon Brew, Animation Magazine, Letters of Note, and KCRW’s The Business. With contributors like Pete Docter, Gary Trousdale, Brenda Chapman, John Musker and Roger Allers, The Animator Letters Project has already become a world-wide inspiration to aspiring animators. Downs is a former student of Animation Mentor Online Animation School, and is currently a student at The University of Texas at Arlington, pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management. During his junior year of high school, Downs joined the Texas Army National Guard, serving six years with one deployment to Iraq, where he was awarded The Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service. Downs and his wife reside in the suburbs of Fort Worth, Texas where they enjoy taking their dog for walks in the park.

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