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Russell H. Edmonds
October 11, 1961
Russell H. "Russ" Edmonds is an American animator, whose contributions to animation have included several Disney leading or title characters, such as Sarabi from The Lion King. He was also the supervising animator for Sarafina.
Edmonds has worked on several Disney feature films, including Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Tarzan. He studied at the Program in Character Animation at the California Institute of the Arts. Along with his wife, Angela, Edmonds owns and directs the Edmonds Studios, an independent animation production studio in Red Bluff, California.