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Birth Place: Illinois, USA Profession: Producer ...
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Moved to Southern California at age three
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While in high school, performed as a member of the Los Angeles Junior Philharmonic
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Started a career as an orchestral percussionist
1976:
Joined the Walt Disney Studio
1977:
First Disney credit, production assistant on "Pete's Dragon"
1981:
Served as assistant animator to legendary Disney animator-director Wolfgang "Woolie" Reitherman on the feature "The Fox and the Hound"
1985:
First credit as production manager, "The Black Cauldron", an unsuccessful animated feature
1986:
Served as production manager on the animated feature "The Great Mouse Detective"
1987:
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
1989:
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
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Produced "Michael and Mickey", a short film combining animation and live-action, for the Sneak Preview Theater at the Disney-MGM Studios in Florida
1991:
Feature producing debut, the critically and commercially acclaimed Disney feature "Beauty and the Beast"; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Picture
1994:
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
1996:
Reunited with directors Trousdale and Wise to produce the lavish period musical animated feature, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
1996:
Extended his commitment to Walt Disney Feature Animation for another seven years
1999:
Directed the live-action sequences in "Fantasia 2000"
2001:
Served as producer of the animated feature "Atlantis: The Lost Empire", co-directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise
2004:
Produced the Oscar-nominated animated short "Lorenzo"
2006:
Produced the animated short, "The Little Matchgirl" directed by Roger Allers; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Short

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