Ruth Daly

Ruth Daly

Assistant Professor, Artistic Faculty
Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts


A veteran of both traditional and CG animation, Ruth Daly has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with students and professionals.

Her career started in 1996 as a traditional animator at Warner Bros. Feature Animation, most notably working on Brad Bird's critically acclaimed The Iron Giant in 1998. In 2001, she joined Rhythm and Hues where she transitioned to CG and worked her way up to a supervisory role over a period of 12 years, involved in an array of feature films in different animation styles. Her credits include The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Night at the Museum and The Golden Compass, which received an Academy Award for VFX in 2008.

Daly played a central role in growing the Rhythm and Hues animation teams in India and Malaysia by training animators for production on many projects, including Ang Lee's Award-winning Life of Pi and the Academy Award nominated Snow White and the Huntsman. Rhythm and Hues has been an industry pioneer in producing feature quality animation in Asia and Daly has played a pivotal role in this effort. More recently, she worked with The Third Floor, training top university graduates from U.S. animation schools to join their previsualization teams on blockbuster VFX projects for Disney, Marvel and Lucas Films.