Ruben A. Aquino is a Disney animator. During pruduction of The Lion King (1994), Ruben and the animation crew all went to Africa to study the movements of a lion for his character of Adult Simba. After he's finished production on Mulan in 1998, he won an Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Character Animation for the characters Shang and Fa Li.

Disney Films


The Black Cauldron (1985) (Animator: "Dalben") (as Ruben Aquino)

The Great Mouse Detective (1986) (Character Animator: "Dawson")

Oliver & Company (1988) (Supervising Animator: "Winston")

The Little Mermaid (1989) (Directing Animator: "Ursula") (as Ruben Aquino)


The Rescuers Down Under (1990) (Supervising Animator: "Jake")

Beauty and the Beast (1991) (Supervising Animator: "Maurice")

The Lion King (1994) (Supervising Animator: "Adult Simba") (as Ruben Aquino)

Pocahontas (1995) (Supervising Animator: "Powhatan")

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) (Additional Animator)

Mulan (1998) (Supervising Animator: "Shang" and "Fa Li")

Tarzan (1999) (Additional Animator)

Fantasia 2000 (1999) (Additional Animator)


The Princess and the Frog