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Gary Trousdale is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Thanks American born on 8 june 1960 at La Crescenta-Montrose (USA)

Gary Trousdale

Gary Trousdale
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Birth name Gary A. Trousdale
Nationality USA
Birth 8 june 1960 (59 years) at La Crescenta-Montrose (USA)

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 works with Kirk Wise and Don Hahn.

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.

Best films

The Lion King (1994)
(Story)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
(Director)
Megamind (2010)
(Thanks)
The Little Mermaid (1989)
(Storyboard)
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
(Director)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
(Director)

Usually with

Don Hahn
Don Hahn
(5 films)
Kirk Wise
Kirk Wise
(5 films)
Aron Warner
Aron Warner
(2 films)
Howard Ashman
Howard Ashman
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Gary Trousdale (11 films)

Display filmography as list

Actor

Waking Sleeping Beauty, 1h26
Directed by Don Hahn
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Roy E. Disney, Michael Eisner, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Frank Wells, Howard Ashman, Steven Spielberg
Roles Himself
Rating75% 3.7946753.7946753.7946753.7946753.794675
The film covers the fall and rebirth of Disney's animation division, the effects the new corporate team of Michael Eisner, Frank Wells, and Jeffrey Katzenberg had on the division, the competition with Don Bluth's animation studio, the pivotal roles of Who Framed Roger Rabbit and the CAPS system, the introduction of the home video format, and the new-found success the studio had from 1989-1999.
Shrek the Halls, 28minutes
Directed by Gary Trousdale
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Christmas films, Children's films
Actors Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Conrad Vernon, Cody Cameron
Roles Santa (voice)
Rating63% 3.1962953.1962953.1962953.1962953.196295
The special is set shortly after the events of Shrek the Third (and before the events of Shrek Forever After), as Shrek and Fiona's children are still infants.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 1h27
Directed by Kirk Wise, Gary Trousdale
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Tom Hulce, Demi Moore, Tony Jay, Kevin Kline, Jason Alexander, Mary Kay Bergman
Roles The Old Heretic (voice)
Rating69% 3.4510953.4510953.4510953.4510953.451095
In 1482 Paris, Clopin, a gypsy puppeteer, narrates the origin of the titular hunchback. A group of gypsies sneak illegally into Paris, but are ambushed by Judge Claude Frollo, the minister of justice. A gypsy woman in the group attempts to flee with her deformed baby, but Frollo chases and kills her outside Notre Dame. He tries to kill the baby as well, but the cathedral's archdeacon intervenes and accuses Frollo of murdering an innocent woman. To atone for his sin, Frollo reluctantly agrees to raise the deformed child in Notre Dame as his son, naming him Quasimodo.

Director

Scared Shrekless, 30minutes
Directed by Gary Trousdale, Raman Hui
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Gabriel Basso III, Dean Edwards, Antonio Banderas, Cody Cameron
Rating66% 3.3372053.3372053.3372053.3372053.337205
It is Halloween night, and Shrek's family is celebrating by scaring trick-or-treaters. Inside their house, Donkey, Puss, Pinocchio, the Three Little Pigs, Big Bad Wolf, and Gingy fail to scare the ogres, and Shrek claims that nothing can scare an ogre because ogres are "the kings of Halloween". To prove him wrong, Donkey proposes a challenge to see who can tell the scariest story, but Shrek amps it up by choosing to hold their contest in Lord Farquaad's abandoned castle Duloc.
Shrek the Halls, 28minutes
Directed by Gary Trousdale
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Christmas films, Children's films
Actors Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Conrad Vernon, Cody Cameron
Rating63% 3.1962953.1962953.1962953.1962953.196295
The special is set shortly after the events of Shrek the Third (and before the events of Shrek Forever After), as Shrek and Fiona's children are still infants.
The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper, 11minutes
Directed by Gary Trousdale
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Christmas films, Films about birds, Films about penguins, Children's films
Actors Chris Miller, John DiMaggio, Tom McGrath, Christopher Knights, Elisa Gabrielli, Bill Fagerbakke
Rating73% 3.688333.688333.688333.688333.68833
Focusing on the Madagacar penguins and taking place before the events of the first Madagascar, the youngest penguin on the team, Private, slips out of the zoo on Christmas Eve to find a present for a lonely polar bear named Ted. While roaming the streets of Manhattan, he is captured by Nana (the mean old lady from the first film) who mistakes him for a chew toy for her vicious dog, Mr Chew. The other three penguins, Skipper, Kowalski, and Rico, rescue Private from Nana's apartment before it is too late. They escalate into chaos against Mr. Chew, all-the-while, not noticed by Nana, who is occupied watching a football game. When they are done, they detonate the door, which is a running gag in the film, finally attracting Nana's attention and leaving Mr. Chew to take the fall for what the penguins have done to her place.
Atlantis: The Lost Empire, 1h37
Directed by Kirk Wise, Gary Trousdale
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Musical films, Children's films, Films set in Atlantis
Actors Michael J. Fox, Cree Summer, James Garner, Corey Burton, Claudia Christian, John Mahoney
Rating68% 3.4499353.4499353.4499353.4499353.449935
A large tidal wave, triggered by a distant explosion, threatens to drown the island of Atlantis. In the midst of an evacuation from the capital city, the Queen of Atlantis is caught by a strange, hypnotic blue light and lifted up into the "Heart of Atlantis", a powerful crystal protecting the city. The crystal consumes her and creates a dome barrier that protects the city's innermost district. She leaves behind her young daughter, Princess Kida (Cree Summer), and her husband, King Kashekim Nedakh (Leonard Nimoy), as the island sinks beneath the ocean.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 1h27
Directed by Kirk Wise, Gary Trousdale
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Tom Hulce, Demi Moore, Tony Jay, Kevin Kline, Jason Alexander, Mary Kay Bergman
Rating69% 3.4510953.4510953.4510953.4510953.451095
In 1482 Paris, Clopin, a gypsy puppeteer, narrates the origin of the titular hunchback. A group of gypsies sneak illegally into Paris, but are ambushed by Judge Claude Frollo, the minister of justice. A gypsy woman in the group attempts to flee with her deformed baby, but Frollo chases and kills her outside Notre Dame. He tries to kill the baby as well, but the cathedral's archdeacon intervenes and accuses Frollo of murdering an innocent woman. To atone for his sin, Frollo reluctantly agrees to raise the deformed child in Notre Dame as his son, naming him Quasimodo.
Beauty and the Beast, 1h24
Directed by Kirk Wise, Gary Trousdale
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Politique, Psychologie, Musical films, Political films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'une plante, Films about royalty
Actors Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Angela Lansbury
Rating79% 3.997563.997563.997563.997563.99756
An enchantress, disguised as an old beggar, offers a rose to a young prince, in exchange for shelter in his castle from the cold, but the prince refuses. For his arrogance, the enchantress transforms him into a beast and places a spell on the castle. She gives him a magic mirror that enables him to view faraway events, along with the enchanted rose that she had offered. To break the spell, the prince must learn to love another and earn her love in return before the rose's last petal falls on his 21st birthday. If he fails, he will remain a beast forever.

Scriptwriter

Scared Shrekless, 30minutes
Directed by Gary Trousdale, Raman Hui
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Gabriel Basso III, Dean Edwards, Antonio Banderas, Cody Cameron
Rating66% 3.3372053.3372053.3372053.3372053.337205
It is Halloween night, and Shrek's family is celebrating by scaring trick-or-treaters. Inside their house, Donkey, Puss, Pinocchio, the Three Little Pigs, Big Bad Wolf, and Gingy fail to scare the ogres, and Shrek claims that nothing can scare an ogre because ogres are "the kings of Halloween". To prove him wrong, Donkey proposes a challenge to see who can tell the scariest story, but Shrek amps it up by choosing to hold their contest in Lord Farquaad's abandoned castle Duloc.
Shrek the Halls, 28minutes
Directed by Gary Trousdale
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Christmas films, Children's films
Actors Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Conrad Vernon, Cody Cameron
Rating63% 3.1962953.1962953.1962953.1962953.196295
The special is set shortly after the events of Shrek the Third (and before the events of Shrek Forever After), as Shrek and Fiona's children are still infants.
Atlantis: The Lost Empire, 1h37
Directed by Kirk Wise, Gary Trousdale
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Musical films, Children's films, Films set in Atlantis
Actors Michael J. Fox, Cree Summer, James Garner, Corey Burton, Claudia Christian, John Mahoney
Roles Story
Rating68% 3.4499353.4499353.4499353.4499353.449935
A large tidal wave, triggered by a distant explosion, threatens to drown the island of Atlantis. In the midst of an evacuation from the capital city, the Queen of Atlantis is caught by a strange, hypnotic blue light and lifted up into the "Heart of Atlantis", a powerful crystal protecting the city. The crystal consumes her and creates a dome barrier that protects the city's innermost district. She leaves behind her young daughter, Princess Kida (Cree Summer), and her husband, King Kashekim Nedakh (Leonard Nimoy), as the island sinks beneath the ocean.
The Lion King, 1h29
Directed by Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about families, Philosophie, Films about religion, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about lions, Films about apes, Musical films, Political films, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Suricate, Films about royalty
Actors Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Moira Kelly, Joseph Williams
Roles Story
Rating84% 4.2486654.2486654.2486654.2486654.248665
In the Pride Lands of Africa, a lion rules over the animals as king. The birth of King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi's son Simba creates envy and resentment in Mufasa's younger brother, Scar, who knows his nephew now replaces him as heir to the throne. After Simba has grown into a young cub, Mufasa gives him a tour of the Pride Lands, teaching him the responsibilities of being a king and the circle of life. Later that day, Scar tricks Simba and his best friend Nala into exploring a forbidden elephant graveyard, despite the protests of Mufasa's hornbill majordomo Zazu. At the graveyard, three spotted hyenas named Shenzi, Banzai and Ed attack the cubs before Mufasa, alerted by Zazu, rescues them and forgives Simba for his actions. That night, the hyenas, who are allied with Scar, plot with him to kill Mufasa and Simba.
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 Storyboard
Rating75% 3.7968053.7968053.7968053.7968053.796805
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
Rating66% 3.349893.349893.349893.349893.34989
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.