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John Pomeroy is a Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 1951 at Los Angeles (USA)

John Pomeroy

John Pomeroy
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Nationality USA
Birth 1951 (70 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

John Pomeroy (born 1951 in Los Angeles, California) is an American animator who has worked for several major studios, including The Walt Disney Company and Sullivan Bluth Studios. He has also worked as producer and screenwriter on several animated feature films.

Biography

Intéressé par l'art très jeune, c'est aux environs de 1962-1963, alors âgé de 11-12 ans, que John Pomeroy se découvre une passion pour l'animation. Il se crée très rapidement un portfolio, et tente à plusieurs reprises d'entrer aux studios Disney : d'abord à 14 ans, puis à 21 ans.

Il intègre le Riverside City College (Californie) puis revient à Los Angeles en 1973, où il poursuit ses études au Art Center School of Design. Il y restera deux semestres, avant d'être employé par Disney pour travailler sur les décors. Là-bas, il rencontrera Don Bluth et Gary Goldman, avec lesquels il fonde Don Bluth Productions.

En 1975, durant leurs week-ends, ils vont travailler à la réalisation d'un court métrage: Banjo, The Woodpile Cat, qui sortira 4 ans plus tard en 1979.

John Pomeroy quittera Disney peu de temps après pour travailler avec ses deux amis.

Best films

An American Tail (1986)
(Producer)
The Secret of NIMH (1982)
(Scriptwriter)

Usually with

Don Bluth
Don Bluth
(10 films)
Gary Goldman
Gary Goldman
(9 films)
Gary Goldman
Gary Goldman
(10 films)
Dom DeLuise
Dom DeLuise
(4 films)
Will Ryan
Will Ryan
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John Pomeroy (10 films)

Display filmography as list

Director

The Pebble and the Penguin, 1h14
Directed by Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Gary Goldman, John Pomeroy
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about birds, Musical films, Films about penguins, Buddy films
Actors Martin Short, James Belushi, Tim Curry, Annie Golden, Frank Welker, Sébastien Dhavernas
Rating55% 2.798962.798962.798962.798962.79896
Hubie, a shy, gullible but kindhearted penguin, is in love with the beautiful and kind Marina, but lacks self-confidence leading him to be bullied by the much more impressive, but vain and cruel Drake, who also wants Marina, but clearly for lust. One night, Hubie and Marina manage to confirm how they feel for each other, but Hubie cannot quite find a perfect pebble to propose to Marina with. He wishes on a star to make his dream come true and he receives an emerald from the sky. Ecstatic, Hubie rushes to find Marina but is stopped by Drake, who demands Hubie to give him the pebble. Hubie refuses, so Drake throws him into the water. Hubie narrowly escapes from a leopard seal and climbs on to a piece of ice where he is swept away from Antarctica.

Scriptwriter

The Secret of NIMH, 1h22
Directed by Don Bluth
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Elizabeth Hartman, Dom DeLuise, Arthur Malet, Derek Jacobi, Hermione Baddeley, John Carradine
Rating75% 3.7989153.7989153.7989153.7989153.798915
Mrs. Brisby, a timid widowed field mouse, lives in a cinder block with her children in a field on the Fitzgibbons' farm. She prepares to move her family out of the field as plowing time approaches, but her son Timothy has fallen ill. She visits Mr. Ages, another mouse and friend of her late husband, Jonathan, who diagnoses Timothy with pneumonia and provides her with medicine. Mr. Ages warns her that Timothy must stay inside for at least three weeks or he will die. On her way home she encounters Jeremy, a clumsy but friendly crow. They both narrowly escape from the Fitzgibbons' cat, Dragon.
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too, 25minutes
Directed by John Lounsbery
Origin USA
Genres Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un ours, Mise en scène d'un tigre, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Sterling Holloway, Sebastian Cabot, Clint Howard, Paul Winchell, Junius Matthews, John Fiedler
Rating78% 3.9435653.9435653.9435653.9435653.943565
During the fall, Tigger has been bouncing on anyone he comes across for fun, especially Rabbit when he is gardening, which angers Rabbit, so he calls a meeting with Pooh and Piglet and formulates a plan to prevent Tigger from bouncing abandon Tigger in the woods, and find him the next day so hopefully Tigger will stop bouncing on his friends unexpectedly. Initially the plan seems to work, but when Rabbit, Pooh, and Piglet cannot find their way home, Pooh makes a suggestion about following a sandpit in order to find their way out of the forest. In an attempt to prove Pooh wrong, Rabbit wanders away. Pooh and Piglet then fall asleep, but are woken by Pooh's empty stomach. He explains to Piglet that his honeypots have been calling to his tummy from home and that he couldn't hear them over Rabbit's voice. Pooh and Piglet find their way out of the forest, but are immediately bounced by Tigger. Piglet, realizing that the plan failed, mentions Rabbit's plan, and Tigger goes into the forest to find him. Rabbit walks through the forest by himself, and is scared by numerous noises such as a caterpillar eating a leaf and frogs croaking. Rabbit tries to run away in a panic, only to be tackled by Tigger. Rabbit is humiliated that his plan to lose Tigger had failed. Tigger explains to him that "Tiggers never get lost", and takes Rabbit home.

Producer

Thumbelina
Thumbelina (1994)
, 1h22
Directed by Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Gary Goldman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Jodi Benson, Gary Imhoff, Barbara Cook, Carol Channing, Charo, Gino Conforti
Roles Producer
Rating63% 3.1980353.1980353.1980353.1980353.198035
A lonely old woman longs for a child, and is given a seed by a good witch. When planted, the seed grows into a flower, and inside the blossom is a tiny girl the size of the old woman's thumb. The old woman names the girl Thumbelina and raises her as her own.
A Troll in Central Park, 1h16
Directed by Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Gary Goldman
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Environmental films, Films about magic and magicians, Films based on mythology, Musical films, Films based on Norse mythology, Children's films
Actors Dom DeLuise, Phillip Glasser, Tawny Sunshine Glover, Cloris Leachman, Charles Nelson Reilly, Jonathan Pryce
Roles Producer
Rating53% 2.698392.698392.698392.698392.69839
The film begins in a Kingdom of Trolls, where Stanley (Dom DeLuise) has a magical green thumb with the ability to bring flowers and plants to life at a touch. When he is discovered doing so, the other trolls take him as prisoner to Gnorga (Cloris Leachman), the Queen of the Trolls, who concludes that Stanley "gives a bad name to trolls everywhere" and demands that he be turned to stone. At the behest of her consort King Llort (Charles Nelson Reilly), Gnorga instead banishes Stanley to Central Park where, after a series of mishaps, Stanley hides himself under a bridge. In New York City, two young siblings named Gus and Rosie (Phillip Glasser and Tawny Sunshine Glover) learn that their father Alan (Jonathan Pryce) and mother Hilary (Hayley Mills) cannot take them to Central Park. while left alone with their nanny, Maria, Gus takes Rosie to the Park himself. While playing with Gus's toy boat, which is later accidentally smashed, Rosie befriends Stanley. When Queen Gnorga discovers Stanley happy in exile, she creates a flood to drown them by making Gus cry, but Stanley enlarges Gus's toy boat to escape. Soon after, Stanley shows the children his own ideals, depicted as a world of his own.
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story, 1h12
Directed by Don Bluth, Phil Nibbelink, Dick Zondag, Ralph Zondag, Simon Wells
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Circus films, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Time travel films, Animaux préhistoriques, Children's films
Actors John Goodman, Blaze Berdahl, Rhea Perlman, Felicity Ann Kendal, Charles Fleischer, Walter Cronkite
Roles Producer
Rating60% 3.048123.048123.048123.048123.04812
The film opens with a trio of young bluebirds harassing their youngest sibling, Buster (Blaze Berdahl). As Buster leaves his family, he meets an intelligent orange T. rex named Rex (John Goodman) playing golf. He explains to Buster that he was once a ravaging dinosaur, and proceeds to tell the story of how he came to become what he is today.
All Dogs Go to Heaven, 1h25
Directed by Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Gary Goldman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about religion, Films about dogs, Films about angels, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Judith Barsi, Vic Tayback, Melba Moore, Charles Nelson Reilly
Roles Producer
Rating67% 3.398893.398893.398893.398893.39889
In 1939 New Orleans, a roguish German Shepherd named Charlie B. Barkin escapes from a dog pound with the help of his friend, a dachshund named Itchy Itchiford. They return to a casino riverboat on the bayou, which is formerly run by Charlie with his partner, a bulldog named Carface Caruthers. Not wanting to share the profits with Charlie, Carface persuades him to leave town with 50% of the casino's earnings. Charlie agrees, but is later intoxicated and murdered by Carface. He is sent to Heaven where a whippet angel named Annabelle (who was named in the sequel) tells him that a gold watch representing his life has stopped. He steals and winds it, sending Charlie back to Earth, but is told that if he dies again, he will go to Hell. After reuniting with Itchy, they discover that Carface is holding an orphan girl named Anne-Marie (presumably kidnapped from the orphanage by Carface), who has the ability to talk to animals and gain knowledge of a race's results beforehand, allowing Carface to rig the odds on the rat races and become rich. They rescue her, intending to use her abilities to get revenge on Carface, though Charlie tells her that they plan to give their winnings to the poor and help her find parents.
The Land Before Time, 1h9
Directed by Don Bluth
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Films about children, La préhistoire, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Road movies, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Gabriel Damon, Candace Hutson, Judith Barsi, Will Ryan, Helen Shaver, Burke Byrnes
Roles Producer
Rating73% 3.696443.696443.696443.696443.69644
Near the end of the Cretaceous, a series of catastrophic events are causing intense drought, and several herds of dinosaurs seek one of the last livable places, a paradise known as the "Great Valley." Among these, a diminished "Longneck" herd gives birth to a single baby, named Littlefoot (Gabriel Damon). Years later, Littlefoot plays with Cera (Candace Hutson), a "Three-horn," who was trying to smash a beetle until her father (Burke Bynes) intervenes; whereupon Littlefoot's mother (Helen Shaver) names the different kinds of dinosaurs: "Three-horns," "Spiketails," "Swimmers," and "Flyers," and states that each has historically remained apart. That night, as Littlefoot follows a "hopper," he encounters Cera again, and they play together briefly until a "Sharptooth" appears. He attacks them, before Littlefoot's mother comes to their rescue. During the fight, she suffers severe back and neck injuries from the Sharptooth's teeth and claws. At that same time, an "earthshake" opens a deep ravine that swallows up the Sharptooth and divides Littlefoot and Cera from their herds. Littlefoot finds his dying mother, and receives her final words of advice in favor of his intuition.
An American Tail, 1h16
Directed by Don Bluth
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about immigration, Seafaring films, Transport films, La précarité, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Musical films
Actors Phillip Glasser, Dom DeLuise, John P. Finnegan, Nehemiah Persoff, Cathy Cavadini, Pat Musick
Roles Producer
Rating68% 3.448013.448013.448013.448013.44801
In 1885, Shostka, Russia, the Mousekewitzes—a Russian-Jewish family of mice—who live with a human family named Moskowitz are having a celebration of Hanukkah where the father gives his hat to his son Fievel and tells of a wonderful place called America, where there are no cats. The celebration is interrupted when a battery of Cossacks ride through the village square in an arson attack and the Cossack cats likewise attack the village mice.
The Secret of NIMH, 1h22
Directed by Don Bluth
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Elizabeth Hartman, Dom DeLuise, Arthur Malet, Derek Jacobi, Hermione Baddeley, John Carradine
Roles Producer
Rating75% 3.7989153.7989153.7989153.7989153.798915
Mrs. Brisby, a timid widowed field mouse, lives in a cinder block with her children in a field on the Fitzgibbons' farm. She prepares to move her family out of the field as plowing time approaches, but her son Timothy has fallen ill. She visits Mr. Ages, another mouse and friend of her late husband, Jonathan, who diagnoses Timothy with pneumonia and provides her with medicine. Mr. Ages warns her that Timothy must stay inside for at least three weeks or he will die. On her way home she encounters Jeremy, a clumsy but friendly crow. They both narrowly escape from the Fitzgibbons' cat, Dragon.
Banjo the Woodpile Cat, 27minutes
Directed by Don Bluth
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Actors Sparky Marcus, Scatman Crothers, Beah Richards
Roles Producer
Rating68% 3.4223753.4223753.4223753.4223753.422375
In a woodpile in Payson, Utah during the 1940s, a kitten named Banjo (voiced by Sparky Marcus) decides to chase chickens around. His sisters, Emily and Jean, tell their parents and Banjo's father (voiced by veteran voice actor, Ken Sansom) soon stops him and makes him promise not to do it again. But Banjo continues to be mischievous in many ways. After getting in trouble for jumping off the roof of a chicken coop, Banjo decides to run away from home and hitches a ride on a feed truck to Salt Lake City.