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Kirk Wise is an American animator, director and producer known for his work at Disney

Wise graduated from Palo Alto High School and went on to study character animation at California Institute of the Arts. Wise worked as an animator on The Brave Little Toaster, and Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories episode "Family Dog". At Disney, he began as an assistant animator on The Great Mouse Detective and Oliver & Company before eventually landing in the story department, where he was reunited with former CalArts classmate Gary Trousdale. After working as storyboard artists on The Rescuers Down Under and The Prince and the Pauper, Wise and Trousdale were responsible for helming the celebrated Beauty and the Beast (1991), the first animated feature to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. They collaborated on two more features for Disney, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Atlantis: The Lost Empire.

Wise also directed the English dubb of Hayo Miyazaki's Spirited Away.

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

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Kirk Wise is an American animator, director and producer known for his work at Disney

Wise graduated from Palo Alto High School and went on to study character animation at California Institute of the Arts. Wise worked as an animator on The Brave Little Toaster, and Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories episode "Family Dog". At Disney, he began as an assistant animator on The Great Mouse Detective and Oliver & Company before eventually landing in the story department, where he was reunited with former CalArts classmate Gary Trousdale. After working as storyboard artists on The Rescuers Down Under and The Prince and the Pauper, Wise and Trousdale were responsible for helming the celebrated Beauty and the Beast (1991), the first animated feature to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. They collaborated on two more features for Disney, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Atlantis: The Lost Empire.

Wise also directed the English dubb of Hayo Miyazaki's Spirited Away.

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

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 9

Birthday 1958-11-09

Place of Birth San Francisco, California, USA

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Also Known As

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Director
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Director
1991 Beauty and the Beast Director
1984 Child Proof Director
1983 Paws Director

Production

2009 Oceans Executive Producer
1987 The Brave Little Toaster Development Producer

Writing

2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Story
1984 Child Proof Writer

Visual Effects

1984 Child Proof Animation
1983 Paws Animation

Acting

2009 Waking Sleeping Beauty as Himself

Crew

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