Toby Wilson currently serves as art director on Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming original feature comedy “Connected," slated for theatrical release on October 23, 2020. In his role, he oversees executing the film’s visual vision and story, guiding departments from design and development, into building assets, and through production.
Previously, Wilson served as production designer and art director at Walt Disney Animation Studios on the Cars World and Tinkerbell franchises. Wilson joined Disney after more than seven years in the video game industry at Electronic Arts. He served as production designer on the 2011 installment of “Medal of Honor” and was a lead concept artist and story artist on several games, including “Medal of Honor Airborne,” “Boom Blox,” “Lord of the Rings RTS” and “Goldeneye: Rogue Agent.”
Wilson is a Southern California native born and raised in Port Hueneme, a small beach town in Ventura County. Wilson’s lifelong interest in drawing evolved to a desire to work in animation when, at age 13, he saw Disney’s “Aladdin” in theaters. Wilson went on to graduate from Otis College of Art & Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration. Wilson lives with his wife, two children, and grey tabby.