In 1997 Sandro Cleuzo started to work for Disney Animation Studios. His first project was as an animator on “Fantasia 2000”. After that he animated on Tarzan and became a Lead Animator on “The Emperorʼs New Groove”. For the last two films he also did character designs and model sheets for the other animators.
Went back to Brazil to work as freelancer and animated on many projects including Disneyʼs “Enchanted” for James Baxter Animation, “Axterix and the Vikings”, “Curious George” and many others. Also did design work and storyboards for several other projects. In 2008 he worked on Dreamworks 2D short ʻThe Secret of the Furious Five” which he was nominated for an Annie Award for best animation. That same year he was invited back to Disney to work on “The Princess and the Frog” where he was a lead animator on the “Fenner Brothers” and also animated the human Prince Levine and the butler transformed into the prince.
After that he worked at Duncan Studio as a Supervising Animator on two Dreamworks 2D projects, “The Legend of the BoneKnapper and Secrets of the Masters. Back in Brazil, he opened a studio and produced the animation and Cleanup art for the Oscar nominated Spanish animated film “Chico and Rita” and afterwards he worked at Dreamworks Studios in Los Angeles animating on the 2D/CG film “Me and my Shadow”. He also worked on the Angry Birds movie, Kubo and The Two Strings, Mary Poppins Returns, Klaus, among others.