*Anne Marie Bardwell*

*Birth/Death:* Unknown

*Occupation/Title:*
Animator, Lead Animator, Visual Development/Character Designer, Animation Director, Storyboard Artist

*Bio Summary:*
While not much information is available regarding Anne Marie Bardwell’s life and career, she is viewed as one of the great early women animators. Starting her career in the late 1970s, she quickly proved herself to be a capable artist. Her filmography speaks volumes about her skills and contribution to the field of animation.

*Early Life/Family*: Unknown

*Education/Training:*
Sheridan College, Classical Animation, 1973-1977

*Career Outline:*
Started as an Animator on television productions, eventually ending up at Don Bluth Studios. Later Anne Marie moved up the ranks to Lead Animator and Animation Director for various films. She also worked as a Character Designer throughout her career, and later became a Storyboard Artist.

*Comments On Style:*

*Influences:* Unknown

*Personality:*
In an interview with Frames Per Second Magazine’s Emru Townsend, from 2005, Anne Marie Bardwell seems very sure of herself. She seems to enjoy just having a good time with coworkers. A comment from John Pomeroy on a Wikia page for the character Audrey Ramirez, from “Atlantis: The Lost Empire”, mentions that “Audrey is very much like Bardwell herself in that she is feisty, spunky, and full of verb.”

*Anecdotes:*

*Miscellaneous:*
Almost no online presence.

*Filmography:*
2006 The Little Matchgirl (Short) (animator - as Anne-Marie Bardwell)
2004 One by One (Video short) (animator - as Anne Bardwell)
2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire (character designer) / (supervising animator: "Audrey")
1997 Cats Don't Dance (animator: "Sawyer" - uncredited)
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (animator: "Esmeralda" - as Anne-Marie Bardwell) / (character designer)
1994 The Pagemaster (character animator)
1992 Cool World (animator)
1992 FernGully: The Last Rainforest (animator)
1991 Rock-A-Doodle (character animator - as Anne-Marie Bardwell)
1989 All Dogs Go to Heaven (character animator - as Anne-Marie Bardwell)
1988 The Land Before Time (animator)
1986 An American Tail (animator - as Ann Marie Bardwell)
1986 The Great Heep (TV Movie) (character posing artist)
1986 Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation (animation posing artist - as Anne-Marie Bardwell)
1985 The Care Bears Movie (animation director)
1984 Strawberry Shortcake and the Baby Without a Name (TV Movie) (animator)
1984 The Get Along Gang (TV Series) Pilot (animator - 1 episode)
1983 Rock & Rule (animator)
1980 Easter Fever (TV Movie) (animator - as Anne-Marie Bardwell)
1979 The World's Greatest SuperFriends (TV Series) (animator - 8 episodes)
1979 The Planet of Oz (animator)
1979 The Superfriends Meet Frankenstein (animator)
1979 Terror at 20,000 Fathoms (animator)
1979 Universe of Evil (animator)
1979 The Lord of Middle Earth (animator)
1979 Casper and the Angels (TV Series) (animator)
1979 Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (TV Series) (animator)
1979 The New Shmoo (TV Series) (animator)

*Honors:*
Unofficially credited as being one of the early great women animators.

*Related Links:*

*Bibliographic References:*
“Anne Marie Bardwell”. Imdb.com. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0054353/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1. Web. Last accessed Nov 11 2014.
“Anne Marie Bardwell”. Linkedin.com. https://www.linkedin.com/pub/anne-marie-bardwell/7/b27/5a. Web. Last accessed Nov 11 2014.
Sito, Tom. *Drawing the Line: The Untold Story of the Animation Unions from Bosko to Bart Simpson*. University Press of Kentucky. 2006. Print.
Townsend, Emru. “Rock and Rule Interview: Part 1”. Frames Per Second Magazine. 7 Jun 2005. http://www.fpsmagazine.com/feature/050607rockrule.php. Web. Last Accessed 2 Nov 2014.

*Contributors To This Listing:*
Caleb James Coffey
Kim Dwinell

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