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David Pruiksma

"The King of Cute" is what David Pruiksma was dubbed by his peers at CalArts. And, though other students before him held this title, the reign was Pruiksma's during his stint in the Character Animation Program from 1979 to 1981. Today, the title seems particularly appropriate in that for 20 years (1981-2001) Pruiksma was cast on some of the cuter ... See full bio »

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The Lion King
The Lion King Animation Department
Pocahontas Animation Department
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast Animation Department
Aladdin Animation Department


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 2004-2005 Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi (TV Series) (animation director - 2 episodes)
- Kaz Almighty/Allergic/Spaced Out (2005) ... (animation director)
- In the Cards/Team Teen/Showdown (2004) ... (animation director)
 2004 One by One (Video short) (animator)
 2003 Captain Sturdy: The Originals (TV Short) (additional animator - as Dave Pruiksma)
 2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire (supervising animator: "Mrs. Packard" and "Mr. Harcourt" - as Dave Pruiksma)
 2000 The Emperor's New Groove (character designer - uncredited)
 1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (supervising animator: "Victor" and "Hugo")
 1995 Pocahontas (supervising animator: "Flit" & "Forest Animals" - as Dave Pruiksma)
 1994 The Lion King (animator: "Pumbaa" - as Dave Pruiksma)
 1992 Aladdin (supervising animator: "Sultan")
 1991 Beauty and the Beast (supervising animator: "Mrs. Potts" and "Chip")
 1990 The Rescuers Down Under (character animator: "Bernard" and "Bianca")
 1989 The Little Mermaid (character animator)
 1989 Cranium Command (Short) (supervising animator: "Buzzy" - uncredited)
 1988 Oliver & Company (character animator - as Dave Pruiksma)
 1987 The Chipmunk Adventure (animator - as Dave Pruiksma)
 1986 The Great Mouse Detective (character animator)
 1985 The Black Cauldron (assistant animator)
 1983 Mickey's Christmas Carol (Short) (assistant animator - uncredited)
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Dave Pruiksma | David D. Pruiksma

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