Ruben A. Aquino



Place of birth:

Okinawa - Japan:


Filipino-Japanese American character animator and supervising animator who formerly worked at Walt Disney Animation Studios. His work has included several Disney characters, including Simba as an adult in The Lion King, Chief Powhatan in Pocahontas, Maurice in Beauty and the Beast, Denahi in Brother Bear, Shang in Mulan, and Ursula in The Little Mermaid. In March 2013, it was announced that Aquino had been laid off, as well as 8 other animators who worked at the studio, including Nik Ranieri. His style is easily recognized by his powerful figures and his extremely geometric facial movements. -Wikipedia

Production Credits

Winnie the Pooh (2011)
The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Supervising Animator
Brother Bear (2003)
Supervising Animator
The Lion King (1994)
Supervising Animator
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Animation Supervisor
The Little Mermaid (1989)
Animation Director