Don Bluth


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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 up to par with the great works of Disney, and there ... See full bio »

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Known For

Anastasia Director
(1997)
The Secret of NIMH Animation Department
(1982)
(1989)
Titan A.E. Director
(2000)

Filmography

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 2019 Circus Sam (Short) (animator)
 2011 Tapper World Tour (Video Game) (design and animation: staged entertainment)
 2002 Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair (Video Game) (animation director: intro and ending) / (background artist: intro and ending)
 1993 Soccer Kid (Video Game) (character designer: Jaguar)
 1983 Dragon's Lair (Video Game) (animator)
 1982 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- Winnie the Pooh and Friends (1982) ... (animator - segment "Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too")
 1982 The Secret of NIMH (directing animator) / (layout artist)
 1981 The Fox and the Hound (character animator - uncredited)
 1980 Xanadu (animator: animation sequence unit)
 1979 Banjo the Woodpile Cat (TV Short) (animator)
 1978 The Small One (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1977 Pete's Dragon (animation director: "Elliott")
 1977 The Rescuers (directing animator: "Bernard" and "Miss Bianca")
 1975 Escape to Witch Mountain (animator: titles - uncredited)
 1974 Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (Short) (animator)
 1973 Robin Hood (character animator)
 1972 Journey Back to Oz (layout artist)
 1969-1972 Sabrina the Teenage Witch (TV Series) (layout artist - 58 episodes)
- Ambrose's Amulet (1972) ... (layout artist)
- Flying Sorcery (1972) ... (layout artist)
- Dirty Pool (1972) ... (layout artist)
- Ouch (1971) ... (layout artist)
- Tragic Magic (1970) ... (layout artist)
 1971 Train Terrain (Short) (layout artist)
 1970 Lost and Foundation (Short) (layout artist)
 1970 Groovie Goolies (TV Series) (layout artist - 16 episodes)
- Goolie Swing (1970) ... (layout artist)
- Witches' Brew (1970) ... (layout artist)
- Shadows (1970) ... (layout artist)
- Darlin' Darlin' (1970) ... (layout artist)
- Save Your Good Lovin' for Me (1970) ... (layout artist)
 1970 Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down (TV Series) (layout artist - 1 episode)
- Computer Suitor (1970) ... (layout artist)
 1968-1969 Fantastic Voyage (TV Series) (layout artist - 17 episodes)
- The Most Dangerous Game (1969) ... (layout artist)
- The World's Fair Affair (1968) ... (layout artist)
- The Perfect Crime (1968) ... (layout artist)
- The Barnacle Bombs (1968) ... (layout artist)
- The Great Busby (1968) ... (layout artist)
 1963 The Sword in the Stone (assistant animator - uncredited)
 1959 Sleeping Beauty (assistant animator - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

After completing his education, he and his brother, Toby, started a live theater in Culver City, where they produced and directed popular musical comedies.

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | See more »


Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Parents:

Bluth, Virgil Ronceal | Pratt, Emaline

Relatives:

Toby Bluth (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on Judith Barsi] She was absolutely astonishing. She understood verbal direction, even for the most sophisticated situations. We loved working with her. See more »

Trivia:

Mark Flood named Bluth his biggest inspiration. See more »

Trademark:

His animated features often feature a glittering gold sparkle effect See more »

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