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Chris Buck is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Character Designer and Supervising Animator American born on 25 october 1960 at Wichita (USA)

Chris Buck

Chris Buck
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Nationality USA
Birth 25 october 1960 (58 years) at Wichita (USA)
Awards Annie Award

Chris Buck (born October 25, 1960) is an American film director known for directing Tarzan and Surf's Up. He also worked as supervising animator on Home on the Range.

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.

In 2010 it was reported that late 2009 Buck was put in charge of a Disney's long-in-development film adaptation of The Snow Queen. After being put on hold during 2010, the film was officially announced in December 2011 under the title Frozen with a schedule to be released on November 27, 2013.

Best films

Frozen (2013)
(Director)
Tarzan (1999)
(Director)
Pocahontas (1995)
(Story)
The Little Mermaid (1989)
(Character Designer)
Surf's Up (2007)
(Director)
Home on the Range (2004)
(Supervising Animator)

Usually with

Jennifer Lee
Jennifer Lee
(4 films)
Ash Brannon
Ash Brannon
(1 films)
Frank Welker
Frank Welker
(5 films)
Jerry Rees
Jerry Rees
(2 films)
Josh Gad
Josh Gad
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Chris Buck (13 films)

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Actor

Surf's Up
Surf's Up (2007)
, 1h25
Directed by Ash Brannon, Chris Buck
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Surfing films, Films about birds, Films about penguins, Children's films
Actors Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, James Woods, Mario Cantone
Roles Filmmaker (voice)
Rating66% 3.344853.344853.344853.344853.34485
A documentary crew follows the events of Cody Maverick, a 17-year-old rockhopper penguin who lives in Shiverpool, Antartica with his mother Edna and his older brother Glen. Cody has wanted to be a professional surfer ever since a visit from legendary surfer Ezekiel "Big Z" Topanga several years ago. When a talent scout shorebird named Mikey (Mario Cantone) arrives to find entrants for the "Big Z Memorial" surfing contest, Cody jumps at the chance despite the lackluster support from his family. En route to the contest, Cody befriends another entrant, Chicken Joe.
Doctor of Doom
Directed by Tim Burton, Jerry Rees
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror, Animation
Actors Brad Bird, Chris Buck, Tim Burton, Jerry Rees, Harry Sabin, Darrell Van Citters
Roles Pepe
Rating54% 2.7244652.7244652.7244652.7244652.724465
Un médecin se rend à un diner, mais les invités se moquent de lui. Une fois rentré chez lui, il crée un monstre pour se venger.

Director

Frozen Fever, 7minutes
Directed by Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about families, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Chris Williams, Donald Reignoux
Rating68% 3.445373.445373.445373.445373.44537
Elsa plans to give Anna a perfect surprise birthday party with the help of Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf. However, after planning the party and as Anna is being led on a "party treasure hunt," by following a string that winds through the kingdom, Elsa finds that she has caught a cold. She starts sneezing and unknowingly produces a group of small snowmen much like Olaf with each sneeze, who proceed to wreak havoc with the birthday party's decorations, much to Kristoff's chagrin as they have been left by Elsa to watch the birthday decorations to make sure Anna's birthday is perfect. While Elsa takes Anna on the hunt, Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf try to control the little snowmen and fix back the decorations in time for Anna and Elsa's return to the castle.
Frozen
Frozen (2013)
, 1h42
Directed by Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about children, Films about families, Politique, Musical films, Political films, Children's films, Films about royalty
Actors Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Alan Tudyk, Johnny Depp
Rating74% 3.748043.748043.748043.748043.74804
Elsa, Princess of Arendelle, possesses cryokinetic powers, with which she is able to produce or manipulate ice, frost and snow at will. One night while playing, she accidentally injures her younger sister, Anna. Their shocked parents, the king and queen, seek help from the troll king, who heals Anna and removes her memories of Elsa's magic. The royal couple isolate the children in the castle until Elsa learns to control her magical powers. Afraid of hurting Anna again, and her ability to control her powers deteriorating, Elsa spends most of her time alone in her room, refusing even to speak to Anna and a rift develops between the sisters as they grow up. When the girls are teenagers, their parents die at sea during a storm.
Surf's Up
Surf's Up (2007)
, 1h25
Directed by Ash Brannon, Chris Buck
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Surfing films, Films about birds, Films about penguins, Children's films
Actors Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, James Woods, Mario Cantone
Rating66% 3.344853.344853.344853.344853.34485
A documentary crew follows the events of Cody Maverick, a 17-year-old rockhopper penguin who lives in Shiverpool, Antartica with his mother Edna and his older brother Glen. Cody has wanted to be a professional surfer ever since a visit from legendary surfer Ezekiel "Big Z" Topanga several years ago. When a talent scout shorebird named Mikey (Mario Cantone) arrives to find entrants for the "Big Z Memorial" surfing contest, Cody jumps at the chance despite the lackluster support from his family. En route to the contest, Cody befriends another entrant, Chicken Joe.
Tarzan
Tarzan (1999)
, 1h28
Directed by Chris Buck, Kevin Lima
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about children, Le thème de l'enfant sauvage, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'un éléphant, Films about apes, L'enfance marginalisée, Musical films, Tarzan films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver, Rosie O'Donnell, Glenn Close, Brian Blessed, Lance Henriksen
Rating73% 3.6509653.6509653.6509653.6509653.650965
In the 1880s, an English couple and their infant son escape a burning ship, ending up on land near uncharted rainforests off the coast of Africa. The couple craft themselves a treehouse from their ship's wreckage, but are subsequently killed by Sabor, a rogue leopardess. Kala, a female gorilla who recently lost her own child to Sabor, hears the cries of the orphaned human infant and finds him in the ruined treehouse. Though she is attacked by Sabor, Kala and the baby manage to escape. Kala takes the baby back to the gorilla troop to raise as her own, an act of which her mate, Kerchak, disapproves. Kala raises the human child, naming him Tarzan. Though he befriends other gorillas in the troop and other animals, including the young female gorilla Terk and the paranoid male elephant Tantor, Tarzan finds himself unable to keep up with them, so he takes great efforts to improve himself. As a young man, Tarzan is able to kill Sabor with his crude spear and protect the troop, gaining Kerchak's reluctant respect.

Scriptwriter

Olaf's Frozen Adventure, 21minutes
Directed by Stevie Wermers-Skelton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Josh Gad, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Idina Menzel, Chris Williams, John de Lancie
Roles Characters
Rating53% 2.6855852.6855852.6855852.6855852.685585
Pour fêter leur tout premier Noël ensemble depuis la ré-ouverture des portes du château, Anna et Elsa décident d'organiser une grande fête dans tout le royaume d'Arendelle. Mais lorsque les invités rentrent chacun chez eux afin de fêter Noël à leur manière, les deux sœurs se rendent compte qu'elles n'ont elles aucune tradition pour cette fête. Olaf, aidé de Sven, va alors parcourir le royaume en quête de coutumes pour leur offrir un Noël inoubliable...
Frozen
Frozen (2013)
, 1h42
Directed by Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about children, Films about families, Politique, Musical films, Political films, Children's films, Films about royalty
Actors Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Alan Tudyk, Johnny Depp
Roles Story
Rating74% 3.748043.748043.748043.748043.74804
Elsa, Princess of Arendelle, possesses cryokinetic powers, with which she is able to produce or manipulate ice, frost and snow at will. One night while playing, she accidentally injures her younger sister, Anna. Their shocked parents, the king and queen, seek help from the troll king, who heals Anna and removes her memories of Elsa's magic. The royal couple isolate the children in the castle until Elsa learns to control her magical powers. Afraid of hurting Anna again, and her ability to control her powers deteriorating, Elsa spends most of her time alone in her room, refusing even to speak to Anna and a rift develops between the sisters as they grow up. When the girls are teenagers, their parents die at sea during a storm.
Surf's Up
Surf's Up (2007)
, 1h25
Directed by Ash Brannon, Chris Buck
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Surfing films, Films about birds, Films about penguins, Children's films
Actors Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, James Woods, Mario Cantone
Rating66% 3.344853.344853.344853.344853.34485
A documentary crew follows the events of Cody Maverick, a 17-year-old rockhopper penguin who lives in Shiverpool, Antartica with his mother Edna and his older brother Glen. Cody has wanted to be a professional surfer ever since a visit from legendary surfer Ezekiel "Big Z" Topanga several years ago. When a talent scout shorebird named Mikey (Mario Cantone) arrives to find entrants for the "Big Z Memorial" surfing contest, Cody jumps at the chance despite the lackluster support from his family. En route to the contest, Cody befriends another entrant, Chicken Joe.
Pocahontas
Pocahontas (1995)
, 1h21
Directed by Eric Goldberg, Mike Gabriel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama, Adventure, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Films about birds, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Irene Bedard, Mel Gibson, David Ogden Stiers, John Kassir, Russell Means, Billy Connolly
Roles Story
Rating67% 3.3521253.3521253.3521253.3521253.352125
In 1607, the Susan Constant sails to the New World from England, carrying British settlers of the Virginia Company. On board are Captain John Smith and the voyage's leader Governor Ratcliffe, who seeks large amounts of gold in the New World to assure a strong position at the British court. Along the way, the Susan Constant is caught in a North Atlantic storm, and Smith saves a young, inexperienced crewmate named Thomas from drowning. In the Powhatan tribe in the New World, Pocahontas, daughter of Chief Powhatan, dreads being possibly wed to Kocoum, a brave warrior whom she sees as too "serious" for her free-spirited personality. Chief Powhatan gives Pocahontas her deceased mother's necklace as a present. Pocahontas, along with her friends, the gluttonous raccoon Meeko and hot-tempered hummingbird Flit, visit Grandmother Willow, a spiritual talking willow tree, and speaks of a possibly prophetic dream involving a spinning arrow, and her confusion regarding what her "path" in life should be. Grandmother Willow then alerts Pocahontas to the arriving British.

Visual effects

The Little Mermaid, 1h23
Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Mermaids in film, Witches in film, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Samuel E. Wright, Pat Carroll, Jason Marin, Kenneth Mars
Roles Character Designer
Rating75% 3.796953.796953.796953.796953.79695
Ariel, a sixteen-year-old mermaid princess, is dissatisfied with underwater life and is curious about the human world. With her best friend Flounder, Ariel collects human artifacts and goes to the surface of the ocean to visit Scuttle the seagull, who offers very inaccurate knowledge of human culture. She ignores the warnings of her father King Triton, the ruler of Atlantica, and his adviser and court composer Sebastian that contact between merpeople and humans is forbidden.
Oliver & Company, 1h13
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about cats, Films about dogs, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Joseph Lawrence, Natalie Gregory, Dom DeLuise, Cheech Marin, Bette Midler, Robert Loggia
Roles Animation
Rating66% 3.3498853.3498853.3498853.3498853.349885
On the streets of Fifth Avenue, an orphaned kitten named Oliver is left abandoned after his fellow orphaned kittens are adopted by passersby. Wandering the streets by himself in search of someone to adopt him, Oliver meets a laid-back dog named Dodger who assists the kitten in stealing food from a hot dog vendor named Louie. Dodger then flees the scene without sharing his bounty with Oliver. Oliver follows Dodger all throughout the streets until he eventually arrives at the barge of his owner, a pickpocket named Fagin, along with his meal, to give to his friends: Tito the Chihuahua, Einstein the Great Dane, Rita the Saluki and Francis the Bulldog. Oliver sneaks into their home, located below the city's docks, and is discovered by the dogs. After a moment of confusion, Oliver is then received with a warm welcome. Fagin, owner of the dogs, comes in and explains that he is running out of time to repay the money he borrowed from Sykes, a ruthless shipyard agent and loan shark. Sykes tells Fagin the money must be paid in three days, or else. Sykes' Dobermans Roscoe and DeSoto attack Oliver but the cat is defended by Fagin's dogs. Immediately thereafter, a depressed Fagin returns to the barge, lamenting that he has only three days to find the money he owes Sykes. After the dogs cheer him up, Fagin is introduced to Oliver, and, considering that they all need help, accepts him into the gang.
The Brave Little Toaster, 1h31
Directed by Jerry Rees
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Musical films, Children's films
Actors Timothy E. Day, Jon Lovitz, Timothy Stack, Thurl Ravenscroft, Phil Hartman, Joe Ranft
Roles Character Designer
Rating72% 3.6469053.6469053.6469053.6469053.646905
Toaster is a feminine-voiced leader of a group of appliances consisting of an antique radio, a gooseneck lamp, Lampy; an electric blanket, Blanky; and a vacuum cleaner, Kirby, who belong to their master, Rob. They wait every day at Rob's cottage for his return with an increasing sense of abandonment, causing Blanky to hallucinate about finally seeing Rob return. One day, the appliances are devastated to learn that a real estate broker is selling the house. Not wanting to accept the fact that the Master would abandon them, Toaster decides that the group should head out and find Rob. The appliances connect a car battery to an office chair pulled by Kirby and set out into the world, following Radio's signal broadcasts from the city, where Rob lives.