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Chris Van Allsburg was born on June 18, 1949 in East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Jumanji (1995), The Polar Express (2004) and Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005). He has been married to Lisa Van Allsburg since 1974. They have two children. See full bio »

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Jumanji
Jumanji Writer
(1995)
The Polar Express
(2004)
The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid Art Department
(1989)

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 2004 The Polar Express (book)
 1995 Jumanji (book) / (screen story)
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 2004 The Polar Express (executive producer)
 2003 How to Deal (executive producer)
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 1989 The Little Mermaid (visual development artist)
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 2006 The World of Chris Van Allsburg: Author Behind 'Zathura' (Video documentary short)
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Took no art classes in high school. Did not know art was a major in college until he saw it on the application form. Was accepted into the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor on the spot during a college recruitment interview after lying about taking private art lessons for years, and pleasing the recruiter with his comments on the work of Norman Rockwell. This was the last year the university ... See more »

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