Animated Film directors and animation creators that were never nominated for an Academy Award had help with Academy Award animated feature and short film or live action films

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Ralph Bakshi
Ralph Bakshi worked his way up from Brooklyn and became an animation legend. Born on October 29, 1938, in Haifa, Bakshi grew up in Brownsville after his family came to New York to escape World War II. Bakshi attended the Thomas Jefferson High School and was later transferred to the High School of Industrial Arts and graduated with an award in cartooning in 1957...
 
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Davis Doi
Animation Department, The Smurfs
 
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Paul Sabella
Animation Department, Heavy Metal
 
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Dick Sebast
Art Department, Centurions
 
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Don Bluth
Producer/director Don Bluth is one of the most prestigious animators in the industry, admired by peers all over the world for his creative talent, as well as his versatility in bringing memorable characters to life. While working on his films, Bluth wears many hats. He designs all the characters, serves as key storyboard artist...
 
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Nelson Shin
Animation Department, The Simpsons
Nelson Shin is the founder and president of Akom Productiion Co., Ltd. In the seventies, Shin worked as an animator at the DePatie-Freleng studio, where he worked on the "Pink Panther" films. He founded Akom in 1985, located in Seoul, South Korea. Much of the animation Shin's studio produced has been for American television...
 
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Abe Levitow
Abe Levitow was an important member of the Chuck Jones production unit during the latter stages of the Golden Age of Animation. He animated some of the best-loved Looney Tunes cartoons of the 1950's, like Deduce, You Say, Ali Baba Bunny and Robin Hood Daffy. First signing on with Leon Schlesinger in 1939...
 
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George Scribner
Animation Department, Heavy Metal
 
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Gary Trousdale
Gary Trousdale was born in La Crescenta, California. His fascination with animation was fostered as a child, where he drew cartoons from an elementary school age. He planned to become an architect, but decided instead to study animation at CalArts, where he studied for three years. He was hired in 1982 to design storyboards and do other animation...
 
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Will Finn
Art Department, Pocahontas
 
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Tony Bancroft
Director, Mulan
Tony Bancroft has spent the past 16 years developing his skills as an Animator/Director with Walt Disney Feature Animation, Sony Imageworks, and currently with Toonacious Family Entertainment, his own animation studio. Tony was accepted into the exclusive, Disney-sponsored California Institute of the Arts (Cal-Arts) after graduating from high school in 1987...
 
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Barry Cook
Director, Mulan
Barry Cook was born and raised in Nashville, TN, USA. He began making films at the age of ten on the family super 8 camera. He won two prizes in the local PBS-sponsored Young Filmakers Festival with "The Vampire" and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" at the age of twelve. During summers, he and his brother would work at Opryland USA...
 
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Matt Groening
Writer, The Simpsons
Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Matt Groening did not particularly like school, which is what originally turned him towards drawing. In the mid-1980s, he moved to Los Angeles and started drawing a comic strip named "Life in Hell", which eventually became published in the newspaper where he worked. In 1988...
 
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Bruce W. Smith
Bruce W. Smith is a feature film character animator, director and television producer. He is best known as the creator and executive producer of the Disney Channel hit show The Proud Family and for supervising the animation of the evil villain Dr. Facilier in the Walt Disney animated film The Princess and the Frog...
 
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Bibo Bergeron
Art Department, Flushed Away
 
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Eric Goldberg
Animation Department, Aladdin
 
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Tom Ellery
Animation Department, Frozen
 
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Jun Falkenstein
Art Department, Despicable Me
Jun Falkenstein has been an animation director, writer, and story artist for the past 15 years. She grew up in Laguna Beach, California, and received a B.A. from USC's School of Cinema-Television in 1991. Since then, she has worked at many major studios in both television and theatrical animation, including the Walt Disney Studios...
 
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John Wilson
Animation Department, Grease
John was wounded in WWII, while serving in the British Army "Desert Rats", in North Africa. Being a graphic artist, on return to England, he started as asst. art director at Pinewood Studio, with David Lean. Seeing a note on the studio notice board asking for cartoonists and artists to apply at GBA...
 
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Mark Dindal
Visual Effects, Aladdin
 
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Satoshi Kon
Satoshi Kon was born in 1963. He studied at the Musashino College of the Arts. He began his career as a Manga artist. He then moved to animation and worked as a background artist on many films (including Roujin Z by 'Katsuhiro Otomo'). Then, in 1995, he wrote an episode of the anthology film Memories (this Episode was "Magnetic Rose")...
 
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James L. George
Visual Effects, The Rescuers
 
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George Daugherty
Music Department, Peter and the Wolf
Born in Pendleton, Indiana, George Daugherty attended Butler University Jordan College of Music, Indiana University, and The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. At the age of 19, he formed The Pendleton Festival Symphony, which grew into a professional summer orchestra which flourished in Indiana during the late 1970s and early 1980's...
 
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Gabor Csupo
Producer, Rugrats
 
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Seth Green
Seth Green has starred in numerous films and television series including the Austin Powers trilogy, The Italian Job, Party Monster, Without a Paddle, Can't Hardly Wait, Old Dogs and dozens more, including starring roles in 2013's Sexy Evil Genius, The Story of Luke and 2014's Yellowbird. He's portraying Christopher Guest in Netflix's upcoming National Lampoon origin film...