John Mahoney worked as a visual development artist for Disney Feature Animation on films including Atlantis, Treasure Planet and The Emperor’s New Groove. During his time at Disney, he contributed to a total of 10 feature films. He has also worked for Lucasfilm, Miramax, and Heavy Metal Magazine. Since then, he has pursued his passion as an independent filmmaker.
John is currently producing his own Sci-Fi feature film Xentropa, which is in pre-production at the moment. He has also taught such diverse classes as figure drawing, sculpture, film design, storyboards, stop motion animation, and character design in the United States as well as in Singapore and Taiwan. John also did toy sculpting for Jurassic World, Avengers, Frozen, and the new Ghostbusters for Hasbro.
John Mahoney is a graduate of Pratt Institute with a BFA in Illustration. He works in Los Angeles recently doing animation for Netflix while teaching at USC.