Disney Opens Portal for Demo Reels

Disney Animation has announced the launch of www.DisneyMouseLink.com, where artists can can submit their resumes, demo reels and portfolios through a secure web-based upload system. The company hopes this industry first will help it keep better connected to the artistic community and facilitate the process of matching talent to animation opportunities.

‘Creating DisneyMouseLink.com is a great service for everyone,’ says Dawn Rivera-Ernster, director of Animation Resources for Disney Animation. ‘It eliminates the need for special packaging or a trip to a mail service. For DA it allows us immediate access to the incredible global talent pool. It eliminates the handling of physical portfolios, thereby protecting and preserving the artist’s work. It does not negate the need for a high-res portfolio and/or reel, however. As candidates are called in for an interview, the original reels and portfolios may be needed for further review.’

Applicants can go to DisneyMouseLink.com and create an account using a valid email address. There, they can download a required submission form and return it to Disney Animation. Upon receipt, a username and password is provided via email. After providing information about work history, skill sets and software applications, artists will be able to upload work samples in .jpg, .pdf, and .mov file formats.