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Joe Ansolabehere is a Scriptwriter American born on 18 june 1959 at Sacramento (USA)

Joe Ansolabehere

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Nationality USA
Birth 18 june 1959 (62 years) at Sacramento (USA)

Joe Ansolabehere (born June 18, 1959) is an American animation screenwriter and producer. He is the co-creator of Recess, and Lloyd in Space with partner and friend Paul Germain.

Biography

Born in Sacramento, California, of Basque descent, Ansolabehere is the oldest of five brothers. His brother Stephen is a well known political scientist, who has written several books including Going Negative, and who has taught at MIT and Harvard. Brother Paul is a vice president of the balloon manufacturing company Anagram in Minneapolis. The youngest brother - Louis - is a computer technician, working for the Cargill Corporation. As a child, the Ansolabeheres moved across the U.S, living in such cities as Detroit, Champaign, Reno-Sparks, and Minneapolis. Joe graduated from Reed High in Sparks, Nevada in 1977, and enrolled into the University of Nevada, Reno to study history. There, he was influenced by the film classes of Howard Rosenberg and decided to try his hand in Hollywood. He moved to L.A., and enrolled at UCLA for film school. It was there that he was introduced to the world of animation.

In the early 1980s, Ansolabehere partnered with Steve Viksten to write screenplays. Together they wrote and sold several comedy screenplays, including Surfin CIA, Exterminators, Crooked Affair, and Sitting Ducks. None of their scripts were ever produced, and by the end of the 1980s, Ansolabehere found himself working for his friends at Rhythm and Hues as a producer of computer animation, mostly for commercials. It was while working at R&H that Joe was contacted by an old friend from UCLA, Paul Germain. Germain had recently co-created (with Arlene Klasky and Gabor Csupo) and sold the show Rugrats to Nickelodeon, and was looking for writers. Ansolabehere began working on Rugrats - first with his old partner Steve Viksten, and then on his own - and eventually became one of the first Head Story Editors on the show. It was here that he met Craig Bartlett (who had been the first story editor on the show). They became great friends, and a few years later when Bartlett sold Hey Arnold! to Nickelodeon, he would ask Joe to work on it with him.

Ansolabehere has written and produced for many animated television shows, including Rugrats, Beethoven, Duckman, Hey Arnold!, Recess, Lloyd In Space, Dinosaur Train, Pound Puppies, Peter Rabbit, and Oki's Oasis.

He was the executive producer for the movie Recess: School's Out and has recently been credited as a screenwriter on Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue.

Ansolabehere is co-owner of Paul & Joe Productions. Together, the team has worked on many projects for Disney, Nickelodeon, and DreamWorks Animation.

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Mae Whitman
Mae Whitman
(1 films)
Pamela Adlon
Pamela Adlon
(1 films)
Bob Bergen
Bob Bergen
(1 films)
Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen
(1 films)
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Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Les fées, Children's films
Actors Mae Whitman, Lauren Mote, Michael Sheen, Pamela Adlon, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symoné
Rating68% 3.441273.441273.441273.441273.44127
Like the other fairies, Tinker Bell attends fairy camp on the mainland. When she attempts to go find some lost things, Vidia asks her if she's going to the human house, which isn't far from camp. The question makes Tink curious and eventually sneaks off. Vidia follows behind to watch over her. When she reaches the house, she is amazed by their "horseless carriage". She takes the time to flitter around under the car, while Vidia tries to get her to leave. Eventually they do, but on their way back to camp, Tink and Vidia stumble upon a fairy-sized house made by Lizzy, a human girl who wishes to meet a real fairy. Tink immediately heads in to investigate, despite Vidia's constant warnings. Tink claims it to be perfectly safe, so Vidia slams the door shut in an attempt to scare her but unintentionally locks Tink inside. When Lizzy begins to approach the house, Vidia tries to free Tink to no avail. Lizzy discovers Tink inside and takes her to her home. She prepares to show Tink to her father, Dr. Griffiths, a very busy and serious scientist, but upon seeing all the butterflies he has pinned in display for research, she decides to keep Tink a secret.