Joined the Walt Disney Studio
Served as production manager on the animated feature "The Great Mouse Detective"
While in high school, performed as a member of the Los Angeles Junior Philharmonic
Directed the live-action sequences in "Fantasia 2000"
First credit as production manager, "The Black Cauldron", an unsuccessful animated feature
Moved to London, England to begin a two year stint as associate producer on "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (released 1988), a Disney co-production with Amblin Entertainment
Moved to Southern California at age three
Produced "Michael and Mickey", a short film combining animation and live-action, for the Sneak Preview Theater at the Disney-MGM Studios in Florida
Produced the Oscar-nominated animated short "Lorenzo"
Started a career as an orchestral percussionist
Extended his commitment to Walt Disney Feature Animation for another seven years
First Disney credit, production assistant on "Pete's Dragon"
Produced the animated short, "The Little Matchgirl" directed by Roger Allers; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Short
Served as assistant animator to legendary Disney animator-director Wolfgang "Woolie" Reitherman on the feature "The Fox and the Hound"
Served as producer of the animated feature "Atlantis: The Lost Empire", co-directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise
Feature producing debut, the critically and commercially acclaimed Disney feature "Beauty and the Beast"; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Picture
Producing debut, "Tummy Trouble", a "Maroon Cartoon" short starring Roger Rabbit; early collaborations with director Rob Minkoff (co-director of "The Lion King") and storymen Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise (co-directors of "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"); Disney's first cartoon short subject since "Goofy's Freeway Trouble" in 1965
Reunited with directors Trousdale and Wise to produce the lavish period musical animated feature, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
Served as producer on the hugely successful animated feature, "The Lion King"; film went on to become the highest grossing film in Disney history and one of the top five box-office champs