Artist, writer, film designer and cartoonist Ron Cobb was born in 1937 in Los Angeles, California. Cobb began his career in the mid 50s as an inbetweener/breakdown artist on the classic Walt Disney animated feature "Sleeping Beauty." Ron was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1960 and served in the Signal Corps during the Vietnam war in 1963. Following... See full bio »

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Back to the Future
Back to the Future Miscellaneous Crew
(1985)
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark Art Department
(1981)
Alien
Alien Art Department
(1979)
Aliens
Aliens Art Department
(1986)

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 1999 The Alien Legacy (Video documentary) (archival material)
 1994 True Lies (logo designer: Omega Sector)
 1985-1987 Amazing Stories (TV Series) (title designer - 45 episodes)
- Miss Stardust (1987) ... (title designer)
- Moving Day (1987) ... (title designer)
- Without Diana (1987) ... (title designer)
- Such Interesting Neighbors (1987) ... (title designer)
- Gershwin's Trunk (1987) ... (title designer)
 1985 Real Genius (laser technology)
 1985 Back to the Future (consultant: DeLorean time travel)
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Was actually slated to direct E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) when the name was "Night Skies." However, Steven Spielberg got the script rewritten in a more personal format and chose to direct it himself. Cobb was paid $400,000 at the time of "E.T"'s release. See more »

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