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John Musker is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 8 november 1953 at Chicago (USA)

John Musker

John Musker
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Nationality USA
Birth 8 november 1953 (65 years) at Chicago (USA)
Awards Annie Award

John Musker (born November 8, 1953) is an American animation director. Along with Ron Clements, he makes up the duo of one of the Disney animation studio's leading director teams.

Biography

Après une formation d'animateur de deux ans à CalArts, John Musker est engagé aux studios Disney en 1977. Pour son premier travail, il est assistant animateur pour Le Petit Âne de Bethléem (1978), un moyen-métrage d'animation réalisé par Don Bluth. Il devient ensuite animateur pour Rox et Rouky (1981), l'occasion pour lui de rencontrer Ron Clements.

Leur première réalisation est Basil, détective privé (1986) mais c'est avec La Petite Sirène (1989) et Aladdin (1992) qu'ils connaissent un vif succès étrennant le Second Âge d'or des studios. Si leur film suivant, Hercule (1997), est accueilli diversement, La Planète au trésor, un nouvel univers (2002), mêlant animation traditionnelle et infographie, est un échec commercial, entraînant la rupture de leur contrat.

John Musker est néanmoins de retour en juillet 2007 pour réaliser — toujours avec Ron Clements, réembauché lui aussi quelques mois plus tôt — La Princesse et la Grenouille (2009) qui marque un retour à une animation en 2D. Le prochain film du duo est prévu pour 2016 : Moana, la princesse du bout du monde.

Best films

Moana (2016)
(Director)
Aladdin (1992)
(Director)
The Princess and the Frog (2009)
(Director)
Hercules (1997)
(Director)
The Little Mermaid (1989)
(Director)
Treasure Planet (2002)
(Director)

Usually with

Ron Clements
Ron Clements
(10 films)
Frank Welker
Frank Welker
(5 films)
Corey Burton
Corey Burton
(5 films)
Howard Ashman
Howard Ashman
(2 films)
Andreas Deja
Andreas Deja
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John Musker (10 films)

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Actor

The Princess and the Frog, 1h37
Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Cooking films, Films about magic and magicians, Musical films, Political films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David, Michael-Leon Wooley, Jim Cummings, Peter Bartlett
Rating70% 3.5475553.5475553.5475553.5475553.547555
In 1912 New Orleans, a seamstress named Eudora is reading the story of The Frog Prince to her daughter, Tiana, and her friend, Charlotte La Bouff. Charlotte finds the story to be romantic, while Tiana proclaims she will never kiss a frog. The years pass, and by 1926 Tiana has grown into an aspiring young chef who works two jobs, both as a diner waitress, so she can save enough money to start her own restaurant, a dream she shared with her late father James, who presumably died in the Great War.
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
Rating76% 3.8434353.8434353.8434353.8434353.843435
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.

Director

Moana
Moana (2016)
, 1h47
Directed by Chris Williams, Ron Clements, John Musker, Don Hall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Musical films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Alan Tudyk, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, Temuera Morrison
Rating75% 3.7984453.7984453.7984453.7984453.798445
In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, a born navigator, Moana, sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god, Maui.
The Princess and the Frog, 1h37
Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Cooking films, Films about magic and magicians, Musical films, Political films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David, Michael-Leon Wooley, Jim Cummings, Peter Bartlett
Rating70% 3.5475553.5475553.5475553.5475553.547555
In 1912 New Orleans, a seamstress named Eudora is reading the story of The Frog Prince to her daughter, Tiana, and her friend, Charlotte La Bouff. Charlotte finds the story to be romantic, while Tiana proclaims she will never kiss a frog. The years pass, and by 1926 Tiana has grown into an aspiring young chef who works two jobs, both as a diner waitress, so she can save enough money to start her own restaurant, a dream she shared with her late father James, who presumably died in the Great War.
Treasure Planet, 1h35
Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Space adventure films, Seafaring films, Monde imaginaire, Transport films, Time travel films, Sur une planète fictive, Sur la Lune, Pirate films, Musical films, Films about disabilities, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brian Murray, David Hyde Pierce, Martin Short, Emma Thompson, Patrick McGoohan
Rating72% 3.6019453.6019453.6019453.6019453.601945
Set in the future, the film's prologue depicts Jim Hawkins as a five-year-old (voiced by Austin Majors) reading a storybook in bed. Jim is enchanted by stories of the legendary pirate Captain Flint and his ability to appear from nowhere, raid passing ships, and disappear in order to hide the loot on the mysterious "Treasure Planet". Twelve years later, Jim (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has grown into an aloof and alienated teenager. He is shown begrudgingly helping his mother Sarah (Laurie Metcalf) run an inn and deriving amusement from "solar surfing" (a hybrid of skysurfing and windsurfing atop a board attached to a solar sail-powered rocket), a pastime that frequently gets him in trouble.
Hercules
Hercules (1997)
, 1h29
Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films based on mythology, Musical films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Dans la Grèce mythologique, Children's films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Tate Donovan, Danny DeVito, Josh Keaton, James Woods, Roger Bart, Susan Egan
Rating73% 3.6519653.6519653.6519653.6519653.651965
After imprisoning the Titans beneath the ocean, the Greek gods gather to Mount Olympus for Zeus, and his wife Hera have a son named Hercules. While the other gods are joyful, Zeus' jealous brother Hades plots to overthrow Zeus and rule Mount Olympus. Turning to the Fates for help, Hades learns that in eighteen years, a planetary alignment will allow Hades to locate and free the Titans to conquer Olympus, but only if Hercules does not interfere. Hades sends his minions Pain and Panic to dispose of Hercules. The two succeed at kidnapping and feeding him a formula that turns him mortal, but fail to remove his superhuman strength before Hercules is found and adopted by the farmers Amphitryon and Alcmene.
Aladdin
Aladdin (1992)
, 1h27
Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about music and musicians, Films about birds, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un tigre, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Scott Weinger, Jonathan Freeman, Brad Kane, Linda Larkin, Frank Welker, Lea Salonga
Rating79% 3.9960653.9960653.9960653.9960653.996065
Jafar, Grand Vizier to the Sultan of the fictional sultanate of Agrabah, attempts to retrieve a magical oil lamp containing a genie from the Cave of Wonders. He enlists a petty thief to enter the cave and retrieve it, whose attempt fails. Jafar and his parrot assistant, Iago, learn that only a "Diamond in the Rough" can enter the cave. Meanwhile, Jasmine, the Sultan's daughter, frustrated with her life in the palace, flees to Agrabah's marketplace. There she meets street rat Aladdin and his monkey pet, Abu, and the two begin to form a friendship. After Jafar orders Aladdin to be captured, Jasmine orders him to have him released but Jafar tricks her into thinking Aladdin was sentenced to death.
The Little Mermaid, 1h23
Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker
Origin USA
Genres 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
Rating75% 3.797173.797173.797173.797173.79717
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.
The Great Mouse Detective, 1h14
Directed by Ron Clements, Burny Mattinson, John Musker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Crime, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Sherlock Holmes films, Musical films, Mise en scène d'une souris, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Barrie Ingham, Val Bettin, Vincent Price, Candy Candido, Alan Young, Frank Welker
Rating71% 3.598863.598863.598863.598863.59886
In London, circa 1897, a young mouse named Olivia Flaversham is celebrating her birthday with her toymaker father, Hiram. Suddenly, Fidget, a bat with a peg leg, barges in, and after a brief struggle, disappears with Hiram. Fidget takes Hiram to Professor Ratigan who commands him to create a clockwork robot which mimics the Queen of the Mice so Ratigan can rule England. Hiram initially refuses to participate in the scheme, but agrees when Ratigan threatens Olivia.

Scriptwriter

Moana
Moana (2016)
, 1h47
Directed by Chris Williams, Ron Clements, John Musker, Don Hall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Musical films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Alan Tudyk, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, Temuera Morrison
Roles Story
Rating75% 3.7984453.7984453.7984453.7984453.798445
In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, a born navigator, Moana, sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god, Maui.
The Princess and the Frog, 1h37
Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Cooking films, Films about magic and magicians, Musical films, Political films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David, Michael-Leon Wooley, Jim Cummings, Peter Bartlett
Roles Story
Rating70% 3.5475553.5475553.5475553.5475553.547555
In 1912 New Orleans, a seamstress named Eudora is reading the story of The Frog Prince to her daughter, Tiana, and her friend, Charlotte La Bouff. Charlotte finds the story to be romantic, while Tiana proclaims she will never kiss a frog. The years pass, and by 1926 Tiana has grown into an aspiring young chef who works two jobs, both as a diner waitress, so she can save enough money to start her own restaurant, a dream she shared with her late father James, who presumably died in the Great War.
Treasure Planet, 1h35
Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Space adventure films, Seafaring films, Monde imaginaire, Transport films, Time travel films, Sur une planète fictive, Sur la Lune, Pirate films, Musical films, Films about disabilities, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brian Murray, David Hyde Pierce, Martin Short, Emma Thompson, Patrick McGoohan
Rating72% 3.6019453.6019453.6019453.6019453.601945
Set in the future, the film's prologue depicts Jim Hawkins as a five-year-old (voiced by Austin Majors) reading a storybook in bed. Jim is enchanted by stories of the legendary pirate Captain Flint and his ability to appear from nowhere, raid passing ships, and disappear in order to hide the loot on the mysterious "Treasure Planet". Twelve years later, Jim (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has grown into an aloof and alienated teenager. He is shown begrudgingly helping his mother Sarah (Laurie Metcalf) run an inn and deriving amusement from "solar surfing" (a hybrid of skysurfing and windsurfing atop a board attached to a solar sail-powered rocket), a pastime that frequently gets him in trouble.
Hercules
Hercules (1997)
, 1h29
Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films based on mythology, Musical films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Dans la Grèce mythologique, Children's films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Tate Donovan, Danny DeVito, Josh Keaton, James Woods, Roger Bart, Susan Egan
Rating73% 3.6519653.6519653.6519653.6519653.651965
After imprisoning the Titans beneath the ocean, the Greek gods gather to Mount Olympus for Zeus, and his wife Hera have a son named Hercules. While the other gods are joyful, Zeus' jealous brother Hades plots to overthrow Zeus and rule Mount Olympus. Turning to the Fates for help, Hades learns that in eighteen years, a planetary alignment will allow Hades to locate and free the Titans to conquer Olympus, but only if Hercules does not interfere. Hades sends his minions Pain and Panic to dispose of Hercules. The two succeed at kidnapping and feeding him a formula that turns him mortal, but fail to remove his superhuman strength before Hercules is found and adopted by the farmers Amphitryon and Alcmene.
Aladdin
Aladdin (1992)
, 1h27
Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about music and musicians, Films about birds, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un tigre, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Scott Weinger, Jonathan Freeman, Brad Kane, Linda Larkin, Frank Welker, Lea Salonga
Rating79% 3.9960653.9960653.9960653.9960653.996065
Jafar, Grand Vizier to the Sultan of the fictional sultanate of Agrabah, attempts to retrieve a magical oil lamp containing a genie from the Cave of Wonders. He enlists a petty thief to enter the cave and retrieve it, whose attempt fails. Jafar and his parrot assistant, Iago, learn that only a "Diamond in the Rough" can enter the cave. Meanwhile, Jasmine, the Sultan's daughter, frustrated with her life in the palace, flees to Agrabah's marketplace. There she meets street rat Aladdin and his monkey pet, Abu, and the two begin to form a friendship. After Jafar orders Aladdin to be captured, Jasmine orders him to have him released but Jafar tricks her into thinking Aladdin was sentenced to death.