Biography

Chris Buck is a film director known for directing Tarzan and Surf's Up. He also worked as supervising animator on Home on the Range and Chicken Little.

Buck's other credits at Disney include the 1995 animated feature Pocahontas, where he oversaw the animation of three central characters: Percy, Grandmother Willow and Wiggins. Buck also helped design characters for the 1989 animated blockbuster The Little Mermaid, performed experimental animation for The Rescuers Down Under and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, and was an animator on The Fox and the Hound.

Buck helped develop several films at Hyperion Pictures and served as a directing animator on the feature Bebe's Kids. He storyboarded director Tim Burton's live-action featurette Frankenweenie and worked with Burton again as directing animator on the Brad Bird-directed "Family Dog" episode of Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories and as director of the subsequent primetime animated series.

Buck's credits include a number of animated commercials (including some with the Keebler Elves) for such Los Angeles-based production entities as FilmFair, Kurtz & Friends, and Duck Soup.

A native of Wichita, Kansas, Buck studied character animation for two years at CalArts, where he also taught from 1988–1993.

It was announced in 2010 that Buck would direct the 2013 animated feature The Snow Queen, but it's unknown if he'll direct it.

Chris Buck is a film director known for directing Tarzan and Surf's Up. He also worked as supervising animator on Home on the Range and Chicken Little.

Buck's other credits at Disney include the 1995 animated feature Pocahontas, where he oversaw the animation of three central characters: Percy, Grandmother Willow and Wiggins. Buck also helped design characters for the 1989 animated blockbuster The Little Mermaid, performed experimental animation for The Rescuers Down Under and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, and was an animator on The Fox and the Hound.

Buck helped develop several films at Hyperion Pictures and served as a directing animator on the feature Bebe's Kids. He storyboarded director Tim Burton's live-action featurette Frankenweenie and worked with Burton again as directing animator on the Brad Bird-directed "Family Dog" episode of Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories and as director of the subsequent primetime animated series.

Buck's credits include a number of animated commercials (including some with the Keebler Elves) for such Los Angeles-based production entities as FilmFair, Kurtz & Friends, and Duck Soup.

A native of Wichita, Kansas, Buck studied character animation for two years at CalArts, where he also taught from 1988–1993.

It was announced in 2010 that Buck would direct the 2013 animated feature The Snow Queen, but it's unknown if he'll direct it.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 17

Birthday 1960-10-25

Place of Birth Wichita, Kansas

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Also Known As

  • 크리스 벅

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2019 Frozen II Director
2015 Frozen Fever Director
2013 Frozen Director
2007 Surf's Up Director
1999 Tarzan Director
1993 Family Dog (1 episode)Director

Acting

2014 The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic as Himself
2010 Not Your Time as Himself
2007 Surf's Up as Filmmaker (voice)
1993 A Woman's Point of View During Sex as The guy
1979 Doctor of Doom as Pepe

Writing

2019 Frozen II Story
2017 Olaf's Frozen Adventure Characters
2013 Frozen Story
2007 Surf's Up Screenplay
1995 Pocahontas Story

Visual Effects

2010 Not Your Time Animation
1989 The Little Mermaid Character Designer
1988 Oliver & Company Animation
1987 The Brave Little Toaster Character Designer
1985 The Black Cauldron Animation

Crew

2004 Home on the Range Supervising Animator
1995 Pocahontas Supervising Animator

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