Disney Research

Kenny Mitchell BSc (Hons), MSc, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Scientist providing commercial technology solutions to the Walt Disney Company Ltd. Over the past 15 years, he has shipped games using high-end graphics technologies including voxels, volumetric light scattering, motion blur and curved surfaces. His Ph.D. introduced the use of real-time 3D for information visualization on consumer hardware, including a novel recursive perspective projection technique. In between contributing to the technically acclaimed racing game Split Second, Speilberg’s Boom Blox (BAFTA award winner), and the Harry Potter franchise games he is involved in developing new intellectual properties. His work includes collaboration with Disney Interactive Studios, Pixar Research, Disney Research Pittsburgh, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disney Consumer Products and Walt Disney Imagineering, and many successful funded University collaborations. He is the most senior Disney research representative in the UK.