Technical Director
Pixar Animation Studios


Markus Kranzler

Markus Kranzler is a Technical Director at Pixar Animation Studios, currently working in the characters department. Originally from Germany, he is an alumnus of the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg where he graduated with the short film “The Present.” While studying, he also worked in Germany and London on movies such as “Iron Man 3,” “James Bond: Skyfall,” and “Superman: Man of Steel.”

After graduating in 2014, he started at Pixar Animation Studios, where he worked in several departments on different films; contributions include volumetric clouds for “The Good Dinosaur,” shot lighting on the Academy Award-winning “Coco,” and look development for “Soul.”