Steve Goldberg (visual effects supervisor) is a computer animation veteran who has been with Walt Disney Animation Studios for over 29 years. Goldberg began his professional career with Disney in 1990 as the CG supervisor on the acclaimed animated feature film “Aladdin,” and has since made important contributions integrating computer animation at the studio.
Born in Los Angeles, Goldberg studied sculpture, graphic design and computer science at California State University Northridge before launching his career at Robert Abel and Associates and Pacific Data Images. While at Pacific Data Images, Goldberg produced and directed the award-winning short “Locomotion” in 1989, considered one of the earliest examples of computer character animation.
From 1992-2000, Goldberg supervised computer animation for Disney on various animated feature films, including “Pocahontas” and “Fantasia 2000.” He also lent his talents to “The Lion King” and “Tarzan” as a computer graphics artist.
Goldberg served as the visual effects supervisor on the Walt Disney Animation Studios films “Chicken Little,” “Meet The Robinsons,” “Tangled,” “Frozen,” and most recently “Frozen 2”.
In addition to his accomplishments as an artist and filmmaker, Goldberg has given presentations of his work at many film festivals and technical conferences, and has served on juries for computer animation film festivals.
He met his wife Dana while working together on “Aladdin,” and they have two children.