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Overview (2)

Born in La Crescenta, California, USA
Birth NameGary Allen Trousdale

Mini Bio (1)

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. He then went to work designing restaurant menus and t-shirts. He was hired in 1985 by Disney to work on "The Black Cauldron," and continued his relationship with the company for years. He gained true prominence in his field with the success of his animated film directorial debut "Beauty and the Beast," which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. He continues to work with Disney, and lives in the San Fernando Valley, a suburban area of Los Angeles, California.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Matt Dicker

Trade Mark (2)

Films rarely contain opening credits
Frequently directs with Kirk Wise

Trivia (2)

Cast Tony Jay in the role of Frollo because he liked his voice so much from working with him on Beauty and the Beast.
Currently at DreamWorks Animation since 2003. [December 2007]

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