Cynthia Wells is an internationally exhibited artist and animation filmmaker. She studied at California Institute of the Arts from 1976-79 before being hired by Walt Disney Studios. As a filmmaker Wells produced and directed her own film, “Interview with Talullah, Queen of the Universe”, which won her nominations for two Annie Awards for outstanding achievement in animation and achievement in a short film.
Her second film, “The Shadow of Doubt” won six awards and played in 26 film festivals. Wells worked as supervising animator on “Once Upon A Forest” (20th Century Fox), and “The Thief and the Cobbler” (Miramax), and as an animator on “The Fox and the Hound” (Disney), and “Condor Man” (Disney). She is credited in over ninety films. supervising animator on “Once Upon A Forest” (20th Century Fox), and “The Thief and the Cobbler” (Miramax) as well as a commercial animation director. She has credits in over ninety films and commercials.
Her paintings have been exhibited in New York, San Francisco, Ottawa, Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Santa Monica, CA.
Wells was featured in a documentary series, “A Slice of Life” featuring women in various careers. The Slice of Life crew filmed a day in the making of “The Shadow of Doubt”
Print illustration credits include Pepperdine University, the LA Weekly, and the Malibu Times.
She illustrated a children’s picture book, Moonglow and is currently painting in New York