An animation director is the director
in charge of all aspects of the animation
process during the production of an animated film or television, and animated segment for a live action film
or television show.
This may include directing the storyboard
, character design, background animation, and other aspects of animation. Some animated film productions may split the duties between an animation director, who focuses on the creation of the animation, and a director who oversees all other aspects of the film. A supervising animator is commonly in charge of all aspects of the design and artwork for a single major character.
The supervising animator oversees a group of animators
who complete the entire scenes in which a particular character appears.
The day-to-day responsibilities of an animation director may include checking and updating lists for each scene.