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Also Known As: John E Musker Died:
Born: November 8, 1953 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: animator, director, producer, screenwriter

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Half of the leading writing and directing team in animation. Musker received his start as an animator with the Disney company in 1977, where he began as an assistant animator on the short "The Small One". His following projects were as a character animator on "The Fox and the Hound" (1981) and doing story work for the feature flop "The Black Cauldron" (1985). Musker's break as a filmmaker came when he shared the director's credit with three other people, among them future partner Ron Clements, on the feature "The Great Mouse Detective" (1986).

Half of the leading writing and directing team in animation. Musker received his start as an animator with the Disney company in 1977, where he began as an assistant animator on the short "The Small One". His following projects were as a character animator on "The Fox and the Hound" (1981) and doing story work for the feature flop "The Black Cauldron" (1985). Musker's break as a filmmaker came when he shared the director's credit with three other people, among them future partner Ron Clements, on the feature "The Great Mouse Detective" (1986).

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DIRECTOR:

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  Treasure Planet (2002) Director (Co-Director)
3.
  Hercules (1997) Director
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  Aladdin (1992) Director
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  Little Mermaid, The (1989) Director
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1977:
Started working at Disney as an animator
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First credit as an assistant animator on "The Small One"
1981:
Credited with character animation on "The Fox and the Hound"
1985:
Credited as a story contributor for "The Black Cauldron"
1986:
Made directing debut with "The Great Mouse Detective"
1989:
Producer, co-director and co-screenwriter for "The Little Mermaid," with partner Ron Clements
1992:
Producer, co-writer and director of the Disney animated film, "Aladdin"
1997:
Co-produced, co-wrote and co-directed Disney's "Hercules"
2002:
Again teamed with Clements for the sci-fi film, Treasure Planet"; nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature
2009:
With Clements directed Disney's animated feature, "The Princess and the Frog"; film earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature
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Education

Loyola Academy: Wilmette , Illinois -
Northwestern University: Evanston , Illinois - 1974
California Institute of the Arts: Valencia , California - 1976 - 1977

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wife:
Gale Musker.

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