Eric Goldberg

Animation director, Animator, Character designer
Drawn to animation since childhood, Goldberg wandered far afield before finding a home at the Walt Disney Studio. He worked abroad with some legendary names in the field and ran his own commercial animation house in ... Read more »
Born: 05/01/1955

Filmography

Visual Effects & Animation (12)

Drew Carey's Green Screen 2004 - 2005, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Animation Director

Winnie the Pooh 2011 (Movie)

(Backson Song) (Animation Supervisor)

Winnie the Pooh 2011 (Movie)

(Rabbit) (Animator)

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Animator

The Princess and the Frog 2009 (Movie)

(Louis) (Animator)

The Princess and the Frog 2009 (Movie)

(Visual Development) (Character Design)

The Princess and the Frog 2009 (Movie)

Tiana's Fantasy Sequence (Animation Supervisor)

The Pink Panther 2006 (Movie)

(Kurtz & Friends Crew) (Animator)

Fat Albert 2004 (Movie)

(Animator)

Fantasia 2000 2000 (Movie)

("Carnival of the Animals Finale") (Animator)

Hercules 1997 (Movie)

(Phil/character animation) (Animator)

Aladdin 1992 (Movie)

(Genie) (Animator)
Actor (3)

Looney Tunes: Back in Action 2003 (Movie)

Voice of Tweety Bird, Marvin the Martian & Speedy Gonzalez (Actor)

The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story 1996 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)
Art Department (2)

Looney Tunes: Back in Action 2003 (Movie)

(Storyboard Artist)

Dinosaur 2000 (Movie)

artist(additional visual development) (Art Department)
Writer (2)

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Writer

Fantasia 2000 2000 (Movie)

("Carnival of the Animals Finale" "Rhapsody In Blue") (From Story)
Director (2)

Fantasia 2000 2000 (Movie)

("Rhapsody In Blue" "Carnival of the Animals Finale") (Director)

Pocahontas 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Drawn to animation since childhood, Goldberg wandered far afield before finding a home at the Walt Disney Studio. He worked abroad with some legendary names in the field and ran his own commercial animation house in London before participating in the ongoing second coming of classic Disney feature animation as a character designer and supervising animator on the Genie in "Aladdin" (1992). Goldberg made his feature directorial debut (co-directing with Disney veteran Mike Gabriel) on the highly touted "Pocahontas" (1995).

Relationships

Jenny Goldberg

Daughter

Rachel Goldberg

Daughter

Susan Goldberg

Wife
met while working on a TV special "Ziggy's Gift" (1982) on which Goldberg served as director of animation

EDUCATION

Pratt Institute

Brooklyn , New York
studied illustration, filmmaking and animation

Milestones

1995

Feature directorial debut, co-directed (with Mike Gabriel) Disney's "Pocahontas"

1992

First Disney feature credits, supervising animator (Genie) and character designs for "Aladdin"

1990

Invited by Disney to work on their animated feature "Aladdin"

1983

Worked for noted commercial animation director Oscar Grillo for six months in London

1982

Reteamed with Williams to serve as director of animation on the Emmy Award-winning ABC cartoon special, "Ziggy's Gift"

1977

Began a four-year association with Williams

1977

First professional assignment, served as an assistant animator (to Tissa David) on the character of Raggedy Ann in "Raggedy Ann and Andy"

1974

While a college student, entered and won the grand prize in Kodak's Teenage Movie Awards with a short entitled "For Sale"

Was drawing and photographing (a frame at a time) his own animated films by age 13

Teamed up with Mario Cavalli and Pam Dennis to open his own commercial studio, Pizazz Pictures; created hundreds of animated commercials--including some prize winners--for European and American products (date approximate)

Made Super-8 home movies

Became the first animator assigned to work on "Aladdin"

Was drawing pictures of Woody Woodpecker by age four (with the help of his older brother)

Designed the Genie character and helped establish the film's style

Worked briefly as an independent animator

Began making his own "flip books" to approximate animation

Came to the attention of British producer-director-animator Richard Williams while still a student; offered work on the feature "Raggedy Ann and Andy"

Moved to London

Moved to California with his family

Directed, designed and animated commercials for Williams while working alongside such veteran animation figures as Art Babbit (of 1940s Disney fame) and Ken Harris (from Warner Brothers)

Moved with family from Levittown PA to Cherry Hill NJ at age six

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