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Gary A. Trousdale (born June 8, 1960) is an American film director known for directing movies such as Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Atlantis: The Lost Empire. He frequently directs films with Kirk Wise.

Trousdale planned to become an architect, but decided instead to study animation at CalArts, where he studied for three years. He was hired in 1982 to design storyboards and do other animation. He then went to work designing restaurant menus and t-shirts.

Trousdale was hired by Walt Disney Feature Animation in 1985 as an effects animator on The Black Cauldron. He gained true prominence in his field with the success of his animated film directorial debut Beauty and the Beast, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture and won a LAFCA Award. He later directed The Hunchback of Notre Dame in 1996. In 2001 he directed Atlantis: The Lost Empire.

He moved to DreamWorks Animation in 2003, where he worked on projects such as The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper, Shrek the Halls and more recently Scared Shrekless.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Gary Trousdale, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Gary A. Trousdale (born June 8, 1960) is an American film director known for directing movies such as Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Atlantis: The Lost Empire. He frequently directs films with Kirk Wise.

Trousdale planned to become an architect, but decided instead to study animation at CalArts, where he studied for three years. He was hired in 1982 to design storyboards and do other animation. He then went to work designing restaurant menus and t-shirts.

Trousdale was hired by Walt Disney Feature Animation in 1985 as an effects animator on The Black Cauldron. He gained true prominence in his field with the success of his animated film directorial debut Beauty and the Beast, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture and won a LAFCA Award. He later directed The Hunchback of Notre Dame in 1996. In 2001 he directed Atlantis: The Lost Empire.

He moved to DreamWorks Animation in 2003, where he worked on projects such as The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper, Shrek the Halls and more recently Scared Shrekless.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Gary Trousdale, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 15

Birthday 1960-06-08

Place of Birth La Crescenta, California, USA

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

2016 Kung Fu Panda: Unstoppable Awesomeness Director
2014 Rocky and Bullwinkle Director
2011 The Pig Who Cried Werewolf Director
2011 Thriller Night Director
2010 Scared Shrekless Director
2007 Shrek the Halls Director
2005 The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper Director
2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Director
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Director
1991 Beauty and the Beast Director

Writing

2011 The Pig Who Cried Werewolf Writer
2010 Scared Shrekless Screenplay
2007 Shrek the Halls Screenplay
2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Story
1994 The Lion King Story
1989 The Little Mermaid Storyboard

Acting

2009 Waking Sleeping Beauty as Himself
2007 Shrek the Halls as Santa (voice)
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame as The Old Heretic (voice)

Crew

2010 Megamind Thanks

Visual Effects

1985 Hoomania Animation

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