Animation(directors and producers)

by quietgiant2 | created - 01 Nov 2011 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

1. Hayao Miyazaki

Director | Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi

Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's greatest animation directors. The entertaining plots, compelling characters, and breathtaking animation in his films have earned him international renown from critics as well as public recognition within Japan. The Walt Disney Company's commitment to introduce the ...

2. Walt Disney

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Flora Disney (née Call) and Elias Disney, a Canadian-born farmer and businessperson. He had Irish, German, and English ancestry. Walt moved with his parents to Kansas City at age seven, where he spent the majority of ...

3. Matt Groening

Writer | The Simpsons

Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Matt Groening did not particularly like school, which is what originally turned him towards drawing. In the mid-1980s, he moved to Los Angeles and started drawing a comic strip named "Life in Hell", which eventually became published in the newspaper where he worked. ...

4. Seth MacFarlane

Writer | Family Guy

Seth Woodbury MacFarlane was born in the small New England town of Kent, Connecticut, where he lived with his mother, Ann Perry (Sager), an admissions office worker, his father, Ronald Milton MacFarlane, a prep school teacher, and his sister, Rachael MacFarlane, now a voice actress and singer. He ...

5. Chuck Jones

Actor | Gremlins

Starting as a cel washer, Chuck Jones worked his way up to animator and then director at the animation division of Warner Bros. He is famous for creating such beloved cartoon characters as Wile E. Coyote, Henery Hawk, Pepé Le Pew, Marvin the Martian, Ralph Wolf, Road Runner, Sam Sheepdog, Sniffles,...

6. Tex Avery

Director | A Wild Hare

Tex Avery was a descendant of Judge Roy Bean and Daniel Boone, but all his grandma ever told him about it was "Don't ever mention you are kin to Roy Bean. He's a no good skunk!!" After graduating from North Dallas High School in 1927, Avery moved to Southern California in 1929 and got a job in the ...

7. René Goscinny

Writer | Astérix & Obélix contre César

René Goscinny was a French comic book writer, of Polish-Jewish descent. His parents were Stanislaw Simkha Goscinny and Anna "Hanna" Beresniak-Goscinna. The family name Goscinny means "hospitable" in the Polish language. Stanislaw was a chemical engineer from Warsaw, and Anna was from a small ...

8. Lotte Reiniger

Director | Silhouetten

Lotte Reiniger was born on June 2, 1899 in Berlin, Germany as Charlotte Reiniger. She is known for her work on Silhouetten (1936), The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) and Here and There (1949). She was married to Carl Koch. She died on June 19, 1981 in Dettenhausen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

9. Émile Cohl

Director | L'agent de poche

Pioneering animator Emile Cohl was born Emile Eugène Jean Louis Courtet in Paris, France, in 1857. He began his career as a caricaturist, cartoonist and writer in his 20s, and in 1908 he was hired by the Gaumont film company as a writer. He soon also became a director, turning out comedies and ...

10. Bill Melendez

Producer | A Charlie Brown Christmas

Bill Melendez was born on November 15, 1916 in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico as José Cuauhtémoc Meléndez. He is known for his work on A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965), A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969) and Snoopy Come Home (1972). He was married to Helen Antionette Huhn. He died on September 2, 2008 in...

11. Émile Reynaud

Director | Pauvre Pierrot

His father was a watchmaker, his mother a schoolteacher. He was taught by his parents, and they believed he should learn whilst having fun. When his father died, him and mother both left Paris for Puy-en-Velay. He became a professor of physics and natural sciences, and taught from 1873 to 1877. ...

12. Winsor McCay

Writer | Gertie the Dinosaur

Like many pioneers, the work of 'Winsor McCay' has been largely superseded by successors such as Walt Disney and Max Fleischer but he more than earns a place in film history for being the American cinema's first great cartoon animator. He started out as a newspaper cartoonist, achieving a national ...

13. Wladyslaw Starewicz

Director | Zhitel nyeobitayemovo ostrova

Although his name nowadays means very little except to animation buffs (and even they have to be pretty well informed), Wladyslaw Starewicz ranks alongside Walt Disney, as one of the great animation pioneers, and his career started nearly a decade before Disney's. He became an animator by accident ...

14. Joseph Barbera

Producer | ABC Afterschool Specials

Joseph Barbera was born on March 24, 1911 in Little Italy, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Joseph Roland Barbera. He was a producer and director, known for ABC Afterschool Specials (1972), The Smurfs (1981) and Scooby-Doo (2002). He was married to Sheila Holden and Dorothy Earl. He died ...

15. William Hanna

Producer | ABC Afterschool Specials

William Hanna was born on July 14, 1910 in Melrose, New Mexico, USA as William Denby Hanna. He was a producer and director, known for ABC Afterschool Specials (1972), The Flintstones (1994) and The Smurfs (1981). He was married to Violet Blanch Wogatzke. He died on March 22, 2001 in North Hollywood...

16. Wolfgang Reitherman

Director | The AristoCats

Wolfgang Reitherman was a German-born American animator who was one of Disney's Nine Old Men.

He began working for Disney in 1933, along with future Disney legends Ward Kimball and Milt Kahl. The three worked together on a number of classic Disney shorts.

Reitherman directed several Disney animated ...

17. Clyde Geronimi

Director | Cinderella

Clyde Geronimi was born on June 12, 1901 in Chiavenna, Lombardy, Italy as Clito Enrico Geronimi. He is known for his work on Cinderella (1950), Peter Pan (1953) and Alice in Wonderland (1951). He died on April 24, 1989 in Newport Beach, California, USA.

18. Don Bluth

Director | Anastasia

Don Bluth was one of the chief animators at Disney to come to the mantle after the great one's death. He eventually became the animation director for such films as The Rescuers (1977) and Pete's Dragon (1977). Unfortunately, the quality of animation that Disney was producing at this point was not ...

19. David Hand

Director | Bambi

David Hand was born on January 23, 1900 in Plainfield, New Jersey, USA as David Dodd Hand. He is known for his work on Bambi (1942), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) and Wales (1948). He died on October 11, 1986 in San Luis Obispo, California, USA.

20. Maurício de Sousa

Writer | A Princesa e o Robô

Maurício de Sousa was born on October 27, 1935 in Santa Isabel, São Paulo, Brazil. He is a writer and director, known for The Princess and the Robot (1983), Monica's Gang (1976) and Mônica e a Sereia do Rio (1987). He is married to Alice Keiko. They have three children.

21. Jim Henson

Actor | The Muppet Show

Jim Henson never thought that he would make a name of himself in puppetry; it was merely a way of getting himself on television. The vehicle that achieved it was Sam and Friends (1955), a late-night puppet show that was on after the 11:00 news in Washington DC. It proved to be very popular and ...

22. Friz Freleng

Producer | ABC Afterschool Specials

Friz Freleng was born Isadore Freleng on August 21, 1906 in Kansas City, Missouri. With no formal training in drawing, his first job as an animator was with United Film Advancement Services in 1924 at the age of 17. The first work Friz is credited with was for Disney Studios where he worked as an ...

23. Hawley Pratt

Writer | Speedy Gonzales

He was an avid golfer and a dedicated advocate for animals.

24. Robert McKimson

Director | Baggy Pants & the Nitwits

Robert McKimson was born on October 13, 1910. He started his career in animation, along with many others, as an artist for Walt Disney's Oswald the Rabbit in 1928. After Disney went to produce Mickey Mouse cartoons, Hugh Harman & Rudolph Ising went to Warner Brothers to direct and co-produce ...

25. Walter Lantz

Producer | The Merry Old Soul

As the head of his own animation studio, Lantz was responsible for the creation of the first Technicolor cartoon. He also introduced the cartoon characters Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Andy Panda, Chilly Willy, and Woody Woodpecker.

26. Ben Washam

Director | How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

American animator, noted for the crisp, angular style and sleek, fluid movement of his characters. A gent of considerable wit and good humour, Washam made significant contributions to Warner Brothers cartoons under the auspices of Chuck Jones between 1941 and 1963. Two of his trademarks were Bugs ...

27. Joe Ruby

Writer | Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated

Joe Ruby was born on March 30, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Joseph Clemens Ruby. He is a producer and writer, known for Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2010), Rumpelstiltskin (1995) and Planet of the Apes (1974).

28. Karel Zeman

Writer | Baron Prásil

Karel Zeman was born on November 3, 1910 in Ostromer u Nové Paky, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary. He was a writer and director, known for The Outrageous Baron Munchausen (1962), War of the Fools (1964) and The Deadly Invention (1958). He died on April 5, 1989 in Prague, Czech Republic.

29. Bretislav Pojar

Director | To See or Not to See

Bretislav Pojar was born on October 7, 1923 in Susice, Czechoslovakia. He was a director and writer, known for To See or Not to See (1969), The Lion and the Song (1959) and 'E' (1981). He died on October 12, 2012 in Prague, Czech Republic.

30. Jirí Trnka

Director | Bajaja

A graduate of Prague's School of Arts and Crafts, in 1936 he created a puppet theater, which was disbanded after the outbreak of WWII. During the war he designed stage sets and illustrated children's books. In 1945 he set up an animation unit with several collaborators at the Prague film studio; ...

31. Wilfred Jackson

Director | Cinderella

Wilfred Jackson was born on January 24, 1906 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Wilfred Emmons Jackson. He is known for his work on Cinderella (1950), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) and Peter Pan (1953). He died on August 7, 1988 in Balboa Island, Newport Beach, California, USA.

32. Phil Roman

Producer | The Simpsons

Phil Roman was born on December 21, 1930 in Fresno, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Simpsons (1989), Garfield in Disguise (1985) and Garfield's Babes and Bullets (1989). He has been married to Anita Roman since 1970.

33. James Algar

Director | The Living Desert

James Algar studied at Stanford where he developed his skills as a cartoonist by drawing for the university's satirical magazine, The Chaparral. He joined the Disney Organisation in 1934, initially as animator. He directed the classic "Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment of Fantasia (1940), as well as ...

34. Hamilton Luske

Director | Cinderella

Hamilton Luske was born on October 16, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Hamilton Luton Luske. He is known for his work on Cinderella (1950), Pinocchio (1940) and Mary Poppins (1964). He died on February 19, 1968 in Bel Air, California, USA.

35. Yoshiyuki Tomino

Writer | Kidô senshi Z Gandamu: Hoshi o tsugu mono

Yoshiyuki Tomino was born on November 5, 1941 in Odawara, Kanagawa, Japan. He is a writer and director, known for Mobile Suit Z Gundam: A New Translation - Heirs to the Stars (2004), Mobile Suit Z Gundam 2: A New Translation - Lovers (2005) and Gundam Reconguista in G (2014).

36. Makoto Shinkai

Writer | Kimi no na wa.

Makoto Shinkai is a Japanese director, writer, producer, animator, editor, cinematographer, voice actor, manga artist and former graphic designer.

Shinkai studied Japanese literature at Chuo University where he was a member of juvenile literature club where he drew picture books. In 1999, Shinkai ...

37. Pete Docter

Writer | Up

Pete Docter was born on October 9, 1968 in Bloomington, Minnesota, USA as Peter Hans Docter. He is a writer, known for Up (2009), Inside Out (2015) and Monsters, Inc. (2001). He has been married to Amanda Jean Schmidt since December 27, 1992. They have two children.

38. Josh Cooley

Writer | Toy Story 4

Josh Cooley is known for his work on Toy Story 4 (2019), Inside Out (2015) and Up (2009).

39. Brad Bird

Writer | The Incredibles

Phillip Bradley "Brad" Bird is an American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and occasional voice actor, known for both animated and live-action films. Bird was born in Kalispell, Montana, the youngest of four children of Marjorie A. (née Cross) and Philip Cullen Bird. His father worked in...

40. Gary Trousdale

Director | The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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 ...

41. Alan Burnett

Producer | Batman Beyond

Alan Burnett was born in 1949 in the USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Batman Beyond (1999), The Batman (2004) and Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993).

42. Bruce Timm

Animation_department | Batman: The Animated Series

Bruce Timm was born on February 5, 1961 in Oklahoma, USA as Bruce Walter Timm. He is known for his work on Batman: The Animated Series (1992), Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) and Superman: The Animated Series (1996).

43. Eric Radomski

Producer | Batman: The Animated Series

Eric Radomski is a producer and director, known for Batman: The Animated Series (1992), Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) and Todd McFarlane's Spawn (1997).

44. Sam Liu

Art_department | The Batman

Sam Liu is known for his work on The Batman (2004), Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) and Beware the Batman (2013).

45. John Lasseter

Writer | Toy Story 2

Although born in Hollywood John and his twin sister, Johanna were raised in Wittier near Los Angeles. His parents were Jewell Mae (Risley), an art teacher, and Paul Eual Lasseter, a parts manager at a Chevrolet dealership. His mother's profession contributed to his interest in animation and ...

46. Joe Ranft

Actor | Toy Story

Joe Ranft was born on March 13, 1960 in Pasadena, California, USA as Joseph Henry Ranft. He was an actor and writer, known for Toy Story (1995), A Bug's Life (1998) and Toy Story 2 (1999). He was married to Sue Barry Ranft. He died on August 16, 2005 in Mendocino County, California.

47. John Lounsbery

Animation_department | The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

John Lounsbery was born on March 9, 1911 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as John Mitchell Lounsbery. He is known for his work on The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977), The Rescuers (1977) and Mary Poppins (1964). He was married to Florence Louise Hurd. He died on February 13, 1976 in Los Angeles, ...

48. Andrew Adamson

Writer | Shrek 2

Andrew Adamson was born on December 1, 1966 in Auckland, New Zealand. He is a producer and writer, known for Shrek 2 (2004), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) and Shrek (2001). He has been married to Gyulnara Karaeva since January 16, 2016. He was previously ...

49. Ralph Bakshi

Director | Wizards

Ralph Bakshi worked his way up from Brooklyn and became an animation legend. Born on October 29, 1938, in Haifa, Bakshi grew up in Brownsville after his family came to New York to escape World War II. Bakshi attended the Thomas Jefferson High School and was later transferred to the High School of ...

50. Hal Seeger

Writer | Midnight Menace

Hal Seeger was born on May 16, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Harold Seeger. He was a producer and director, known for Midnight Menace (1946), Boarding House Blues (1948) and Dear Miss Gloria (1946). He was married to Beverly Arnold. He died on March 13, 2005 in New York City, New York.

51. Max Fleischer

Producer | The Tantalizing Fly

Max Fleischer was born on July 19, 1883 in Krakau, Galicia, Austria-Hungary. He is known for his work on The Tantalizing Fly (1919), Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936) and The Ouija Board (1920). He was married to Essie Goldstein. He died on September 11, 1972 in Los Angeles, ...

52. Dave Fleischer

Director | Mr. Bug Goes to Town

Dave Fleischer was born on July 14, 1894 in New York City, New York, USA as David Fleischer. He is known for his work on Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941), In the Good Old Summer Time (1926) and Imagination (1943). He was married to Mae Schwartz and Ida Mae Sharnow. He died on June 25, 1979 in Woodland ...

53. Adam Elliot

Director | Mary and Max

Grew up on a shrimp farm in southern Australia together with two brothers, one sister and two parrots. He discerned his artistic abilities at an early age and spent five years studying photography, painting, pottery etc. In 1996 he began his studies at the Victorian College of the Arts where Uncle ...

54. Satoshi Kon

Writer | Tôkyô goddofâzâzu

Satoshi Kon was born in 1963. He studied at the Musashino College of the Arts. He began his career as a Manga artist. He then moved to animation and worked as a background artist on many films (including Roujin Z (1991) by 'Katsuhiro Otomo'). Then, in 1995, he wrote an episode of the anthology film ...

55. Isao Takahata

Director | Hotaru no haka

Isao Takahata was born on October 29, 1935 in Ise, Mie, Japan. He was a director and writer, known for Grave of the Fireflies (1988), The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013) and Only Yesterday (1991). He died on April 5, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.

56. Sylvain Chomet

Director | Les triplettes de Belleville

Sylvain Chomet was born on November 10, 1963 in Maisons-Laffitte, Seine-et-Oise [now Yvelines, Île-de-France], France. He is a director and writer, known for The Triplets of Belleville (2003), The Illusionist (2010) and The Old Lady and the Pigeons (1997).

57. Michel Ocelot

Director | Princes et princesses

Michel Ocelot was born on October 27, 1943 in Villefranche-sur-Mer, French Riviera, France. He is a writer and director, known for Princes and Princesses (2000), Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998) and Kirikou and the Wild Beasts (2005).

58. Henry Selick

Director | Coraline

Henry Selick is a film director, specializing in films with stop-motion animation. He has formal training as an animator.

Selick was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, son of Charles H. Selick and Melanie Molan. He was mostly raised Rumson, New Jersey. As a child, Selick took up drawing as a hobby. He ...

59. Byron Howard

Director | Zootopia

Byron Howard was born on December 26, 1968 in Misawa, Japan as Byron P. Howard. He is known for his work on Zootopia (2016), Tangled (2010) and Bolt (2008).

60. Dean DeBlois

Writer | How to Train Your Dragon

Dean DeBlois is a Canadian writer, director, and producer known best for having co-written and co-directed Disney's Lilo & Stitch (2002) and Dreamworks' How to Train Your Dragon (2010), both Oscar nominated. While working as an assistant animator and layout artist for Hinton Animation Studios ...

61. Chris Sanders

Writer | Lilo & Stitch

Born and raised in Colorado, Chris Sanders fell in love with animation at the age of ten after seeing Ward Kimball animated shorts on 'The Wonderful World of Disney'. He began drawing, and applied to CalArts after his grandmother told him about the animation program at the school. He majored in ...

62. Carlos Saldanha

Director | Rio

Carlos Saldanha is a Brazilian director of animated films. He was the director of Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) and Rio (2011), and the co-director of Ice Age (2002) and Robots (2005).

Saldanha was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He left his hometown in 1991 to ...

63. Andrew Stanton

Writer | WALL·E

Oscar-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton was raised in Rockport, Massachusetts. He was educated at The California Institute of the Arts (or "CalArts") in Los Angeles, where he studied character animation. After graduation, Stanton began working as a writer on the TV series Mighty Mouse: The New ...

64. Wes Anderson

Writer | Fantastic Mr. Fox

Wesley Wales Anderson was born in Houston, Texas. His mother, Texas Ann (Burroughs), is an archaeologist turned real estate agent, and his father, Melver Leonard Anderson, worked in advertising and PR. He has two brothers, Eric and Mel. Anderson's parents divorced when he was a young child, an ...

65. Robert Zemeckis

Writer | Back to the Future

A whiz-kid with special effects, Robert is from the Spielberg camp of film-making (Steven Spielberg produced many of his films). Usually working with writing partner Bob Gale, Robert's earlier films show he has a talent for zany comedy (Romancing the Stone (1984), 1941 (1979)) and special effect ...

66. James T. Walker

Animation_department | Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

James T. Walker was born on September 17, 1948 in Bowling Green, Missouri, USA as James Timothy Walker. He is known for his work on Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993), The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries (1995) and Samurai Jack (2001).

68. Katsuhiro Ôtomo

Writer | Akira

Katsuhiro Ôtomo is a Japanese manga artist, screenwriter and film director. He is best known as the creator of the manga Akira and its animated film adaptation.

In 1979, after writing multiple short-stories for the magazine Action, Otomo created his first science-fiction work, titled Fireball. ...

69. Alex Toth

Animation_department | Space Ghost

He died sitting at his drawing board.

70. Al Brodax

Producer | Yellow Submarine

He enlisted in the Army in 1943 and served in WWII as a medic. He was wounded during the Battle of the Bulge, and was awarded a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star and a Combat Medical Badge. After the war, he studied English literature at the University of Wisconsin, and received a bachelor's degree in ...

71. Iwao Takamoto

Producer | Super Friends

Iwao Takamoto had recently graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Los Angeles when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor; Iwao, his parents and siblings were interned as enemy aliens in the Manzanar internment camp where he learned the rudiments of drawing and animation from two fellow internees...

72. Jules Bass

Producer | The Hobbit

Producer, author, and composer, educated at NYU. Until 1960, he worked at a New York advertising agency, and then co-founded a film production company in New York. He joined ASCAP in 1963 and collaborated musically with Edward Thomas and James Polack. His popular-song works include "Pinocchio," "...

73. Phil Lord

Producer | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Phil Lord was born on July 12, 1975 in Miami, Florida, USA as Philip A. Lord. He is a producer and writer, known for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), The Lego Movie (2014) and Clone High (2002).

74. Nick Park

Writer | The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Nick Park was born on December 6, 1958 in Preston, Lancashire, England as Nicholas Wulstan Park. He is a writer and producer, known for Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), Chicken Run (2000) and A Grand Day Out (1989).

75. Tom McGrath

Writer | Madagascar

Born on August 7, 1964. Hometown is Lynnwood, Washington. Most popular as Skipper of Madagascar movies & the TV show, Penguins Of Madagascar & was a voice actor for Shrek 3 as Gary, Monsters vs Aliens as Wilson, Megamind as Lord Scott, & a bit part in Puss In Boots as a bar thief as well as being a...

76. Chris Buck

Director | Frozen

Chris Buck was born on February 24, 1958 in Wichita, Kansas, USA as Christopher James Buck. He is known for his work on Frozen (2013), Surf's Up (2007) and Tarzan (1999). He is married to Shelley Rae Hinton. They have three children.

77. Chris Williams

Animation_department | Frozen

Chris Williams was born on April 23, 1968 in Missouri, USA as Christopher John Williams. He is known for his work on Frozen (2013), Big Hero 6 (2014) and Moana (2016). He has been married to Astrid Sealey since July 10, 2004. They have two children.

78. Jennifer Lee

Writer | Frozen

Jennifer Lee was born on October 22, 1971 in Barrington. Rhode Island, USA as Jennifer Michelle Rebecchi. She is a writer and producer, known for Frozen (2013), Wreck-It Ralph (2012) and Zootopia (2016).

79. Genndy Tartakovsky

Producer | Samurai Jack

Genndy Tartakovsky was born and raised in Moscow, USSR. He and his family moved to Chicago, IL when he was 7 years old, after his father defected to the US. His interest in comic books and animation led him to study animation at CalArts in Los Angeles. While he was there he produced two student ...

80. Charlie Bean

Director | TRON: Uprising

Charlie Bean is known for his work on TRON: Uprising (2012), The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) and The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002).

81. Nathan Greno

Actor | Tangled

Nathan Greno was born in Kenosha, Wisc., on the southwestern shores of Lake Michigan. As a child, he developed a love for drawing, which quickly evolved into a passion for visual storytelling. Influenced by comic books and newspaper comic strips, he started filling tablets of paper full of sketches...

82. Roger Allers

Director | The Lion King

Roger Allers was born on June 29, 1949 in Rye, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Lion King (1994), Aladdin (1992) and Beauty and the Beast (1991).

83. Tomm Moore

Writer | Song of the Sea

Tomm Moore was born on January 7, 1977 in Newry, Northern Ireland. He is known for his work on Song of the Sea (2014), The Secret of Kells (2009) and The Prophet (2014).

84. Nora Twomey

Director | The Secret of Kells

Nora Twomey was born on October 31, 1971 in Cork City, Ireland. She is a producer and director, known for The Secret of Kells (2009), The Breadwinner (2017) and From Darkness (2002).

85. Nina Paley

Director | Sita Sings the Blues

Nina Paley was born on May 3, 1968 in Champaign, Illinois, USA. She is a director and writer, known for Sita Sings the Blues (2008), Seder-Masochism (2018) and The Prophet (2014). She was previously married to Liam.

86. C.H. Greenblatt

Writer | Fish Hooks

C.H. Greenblatt was born on June 17, 1972 in Plano, Texas, USA as Carl Harvey Greenblatt. He is a writer and producer, known for Fish Hooks (2010), SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) and Chowder (2007).

87. Stephen Hillenburg

Writer | SpongeBob SquarePants

Stephen Hillenburg is the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon's highest-rated cartoons for children and a staple of American television. Stephen was born on August 21st, 1961 in Lawton, Oklahoma and raised in Anaheim, California, Hillenburg became fascinated with the ocean as a child and ...

88. Bill Plympton

Director | Cheatin'

Bill Plympton was born on April 30, 1946 in Portland, Oregon, USA. He is known for his work on Cheatin' (2013), Idiots and Angels (2008) and I Married a Strange Person! (1997).

89. Mike Lazzo

Producer | Robot Chicken

Mike Lazzo was born on April 10, 1958 in LaGrange, Georgia, USA as Michael Lazzo. He is a producer and production manager, known for Robot Chicken (2005), Rick and Morty (2013) and Childrens Hospital (2008).

90. Lee Unkrich

Editor | Coco

Lee Unkrich is an Academy Award-winning director at Pixar Animation Studios. He most recently directed Disney.Pixar's critically-acclaimed "Coco", which received the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and Best Song.

As the director of Disney.Pixar's "Toy Story 3," Lee was also awarded an ...

91. Pierre Coffin

Actor | Despicable Me 2

Pierre Coffin was born on March 15, 1967 in France. He is an actor and director, known for Despicable Me 2 (2013), Minions (2015) and Despicable Me 3 (2017).

92. Chris Renaud

Actor | Despicable Me 2

Director Chris Renaud has established himself as a heavyweight in the world of animation following the phenomenal box office success of recent movies Despicable Me (2010), Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (2012) and Despicable Me 2 (2013). Along with Pierre Coffin and Eric Guillon, he also co-created the ...

93. Stéphane Bernasconi

Art_department | The Adventures of Tintin

Stéphane Bernasconi is known for her work on The Adventures of Tintin (1991), Famille Pirate (1999) and Blake et Mortimer (1997).

94. Paul Grimault

Director | La bergère et le ramoneur

Paul Grimault was born on March 23, 1905 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France as Paul Victor Grimault. He was a director and writer, known for The Curious Adventures of Mr. Wonderbird (1952), The King and the Mockingbird (1952) and The Little Soldier (1948). He died on March 29, 1994 in Le ...

95. René Laloux

Writer | La planète sauvage

René Laloux was born on July 13, 1929 in Paris, France. He was a writer and director, known for Fantastic Planet (1973), Time Masters (1982) and Les escargots (1966). He died on March 14, 2004 in Angoulême, Charente, France.

96. Rob DenBleyker

Writer | Cyanide and Happiness Shorts

Rob DenBleyker is a writer and actor, known for Cyanide and Happiness Shorts (2013), Cyanide & Happiness (2014) and Cyanide & Happiness Minis (2016).

97. Dave McElfatrick

Writer | The Cyanide & Happiness Show

Dave McElfatrick is a writer and actor, known for Cyanide & Happiness (2014), Cyanide and Happiness Shorts (2013) and The Blubburbs (2018).

98. Doug TenNapel

Writer | Earthworm Jim

Doug TenNapel writes books, makes art and created Catscratch, The Neverhood and Earthworm Jim. His work in television includes creating Earthworm Jim, Nickelodeon's Catscratch and serving as show runner for the Netflix/Dreamworks VeggieTales in the House. He made the comic Cardboard, the mysterious...

99. Mark Osborne

Director | Kung Fu Panda

Mark Osborne was born on September 17, 1970 in Trenton, New Jersey, USA as Mark Randolph Osborne. He is a director and producer, known for Kung Fu Panda (2008), The Little Prince (2015) and More (1998).

100. John Stevenson

Director | Kung Fu Panda

John Stevenson is known for his work on Kung Fu Panda (2008), Shrek (2001) and Madagascar (2005).



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