Cordell Barker is a Canadian animator based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He began animating in his late teens after taking on an apprenticeship at Kenn Perkins Animation. He has worked on commercial campaigns for entities such as Coca-Cola, Bell Canada, Lors, Nike, and the Government of Canada. His most notable animated shorts include the National Film Board of Canada productions The Cat Came Back and Strange Invaders, both of which received Oscar nominations.
He has completed his third film for the NFB, Runaway, in 2009. Runaway was named best animated film at the 30th Genie Awards.
His following films: Strange Invaders, The Cat Came Back and Runaway were included in the Animation Show of Shows.
In April 2010, he was hired as a creative consultant by the NFB to oversee its animation projects from the Canadian Prairies, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.