Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson Animator

Mike Johnson is a director, animator, artist and educator specializing in stop-motion animation.

With over 20 years in the animation industry, he’s contributed to a wide variety of award-winning projects including commercials, short films, television and features.

Mike got his start in the feature-film world as an assistant animator on Tim Burton’s NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS.

Mike was later selected by Tim Burton to direct CORPSE BRIDE, for which they both received Academy Award nominations for Best Animated Feature.

Mike is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.

He has taught and mentored students at the California Institute of the Arts, (CalArts) Experimental Animation Program and currently lectures at The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, son and various smaller creatures.