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Eric Leighton was born on November 6, 1962 in San Diego, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Coraline (2009) and King Kong (2005). See full bio »
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 2015 Anomalisa (Guest Animator)
 2013-2014 Tumble Leaf (TV Series) (animator - 6 episodes)
- Fig Blends In!/Twirling Top (2014) ... (animator)
- Beat of the Drumsticks/Springy Surprise (2014) ... (animator)
- The Swimming Hole/Bucket of Mud (2014) ... (animator)
- On a Roll!/Popcorn Picture Show (2014) ... (animator)
- Fig Flies a Kite/Missing Muffin (2014) ... (animator)
 2010 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (animation director)
 2009 Coraline (lead animator)
 2004 Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (Video) (animation consultant)
 1996 James and the Giant Peach (animation supervisor: pre-production - uncredited)
 1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas (animation supervisor) / (animator)
 1991 Slow Bob in the Lower Dimensions (TV Short) (animator)
 1988 Gumby Adventures (TV Series) (animation director) / (animator - 1988)
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 2010 True Guardians of the Earth (Video documentary short) (animation director)
 2006 Charlotte's Web (animation supervisor: Paramount)
 2005 King Kong (animation director)
 1990 RoboCop 2 (stop-motion technician: robot monster crew)
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 2000 Dinosaur
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 2005 King Kong
Soldier in Truck (uncredited)
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 2006 Recreating the Eighth Wonder: The Making of 'King Kong' (Video documentary)
Himself - Animation Director
 2005 King Kong: Peter Jackson's Production Diaries (Video documentary)
Himself - Animation Director
 2000 Dinosaur: The Making of (Video documentary)
Himself - Director
 2000 The Making of Tim Burton's 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' (Video documentary short)
Himself - Supervising Animator
 1994 The 66th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Nominated: Best Visual Effects

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