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Chris Van Allsburg

Chris Van Allsburg was born on June 18, 1949 in East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), Jumanji (1995) and Jumanji: The Next Level (2019). He has been married to Lisa Van Allsburg since 1974. They have two children. See full bio »

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 2019 Jumanji: The Next Level (based on the book "Jumanji" by)
 2017 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (based on the book "Jumanji" by) / (based on the film "Jumanji" screen story by)
 2005 Zathura (Video Game) (based upon the book by)
 2004 The Polar Express (book)
 1996-1999 Jumanji (TV Series) (based on the book by - 40 episodes)
- Love Potion (1999) ... (based on the book by)
- Armageddon (1999) ... (based on the book by)
- Good-bye Jumanji (1998) ... (based on the book by)
- The Doll (1998) ... (based on the book by)
- Nothing to Fear (1998) ... (based on the book by)
 1995 Jumanji (based on the book by) / (screen story by)
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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)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (2 credits)
 2010 Library of the Early Mind (Documentary)
 2006 The World of Chris Van Allsburg: Author Behind 'Zathura' (Video documentary short)
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 2014 Les Chroniques du Mea (TV Series)
- Jumanji (1995) (2014) ... Self

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Lisa Van Allsburg  (2 children)

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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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