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Michael Paxton

Michael Paxton holds an M.F.A. from NYU's Graduate Institute of Film & Television. After his thesis film, "Forbidden Fruit" won numerous awards at the NYU film festival, he moved to Los Angeles and began working for Walt Disney's Feature Animation Department in 1989 during the production of "The Little Mermaid." He continued in feature animation ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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The Pagemaster
The Pagemaster Animation Department
The Lion King 1 1/2
Ideal Producer


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 2008 Roxy Hunter and the Horrific Halloween (TV Movie) (animation associate producer)
 2008 Roxy Hunter and the Secret of the Shaman (TV Movie) (animation associate producer)
 2008 Roxy Hunter and the Myth of the Mermaid (TV Movie) (animation associate producer)
 2007 Roxy Hunter and the Mystery of the Moody Ghost (TV Movie) (animation associate producer)
 1994 The Pagemaster (animation assistant director)
 1991 Rover Dangerfield (animation production coordinator)
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 2008 Smallville Legends: Kara and the Chronicles of Krypton (Video short) (line producer)
 2005 Bionicle 3: Web of Shadows (Video) (associate producer)
 2004 Ideal (Video) (producer)
 2004 The Lion King 1 1/2 (Video) (associate producer)
 1997 Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (Documentary) (producer)
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 2004 Ideal (Video)
 1997 Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (Documentary)
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 2004 Ideal (Video) (adaptation)
 1997 Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (Documentary)
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 2002 Stuart Little 2 (visual effects coordinator)
 1992 The Itsy Bitsy Spider (Short) (assistant director - uncredited)
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 2015 Main Man (Short) (special thanks)
 2013 The Adventures of Sheriff Kid McLain (Short) (thanks)

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Adapted and Directed the World Premier play, Anthem, based on the novelette by Ayn Rand (1991). See more »

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5' 8" (1.73 m)

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