John Musker

Animator, Director, Producer
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Born: 11/08/1953 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Writer (10)

Moana 2016 (Movie)

(Story By)

The Princess and the Frog 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Princess and the Frog 2009 (Movie)

(Story By)

Treasure Planet 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Treasure Planet 2002 (Movie)

Animation Story By (Story By)

Hercules 1997 (Movie)

animation screenplay (Screenplay)

Aladdin 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Little Mermaid 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Great Mouse Detective 1986 (Movie)

story adaptation (Story By)

The Black Cauldron 1985 (Movie)

story contribution (Story By)
Director (7)

Moana 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

The Princess and the Frog 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Treasure Planet 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Hercules 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Aladdin 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

The Little Mermaid 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

The Great Mouse Detective 1986 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (4)

Treasure Planet 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hercules 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Aladdin 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Little Mermaid 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (3)

Waking Sleeping Beauty 2010 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Princess and the Frog 2009 (Movie)

Additional Voice (Actor)

The Pixar Story (TV Show)

Actor
Executive (3)

Moana 2016 (Movie)

Creative Leadership(Walt Disney Animation Studios) (Executive)

Zootopia 2016 (Movie)

Creative Leadership(Walt Disney Animation Studios) (Creative Executive)

Big Hero 6 2014 (Movie)

Creative Leadership(Walt Disney Animation Studios) (Creative Executive)
Art Department (1)

Waking Sleeping Beauty 2010 (Movie)

Caricature Artist (Storyboard Artist)

Relationships

Gale Musker

Wife

EDUCATION

Northwestern University

Evanston , Illinois 1974
Contributed cartoons to the school paper, The Daily Northwestern

California Institute of the Arts

Valencia , California 1976 - 1977

Loyola Academy

Wilmette , Illinois
A Jesuit high school

Milestones

2009

With Clements directed Disney's animated feature, "The Princess and the Frog"; film earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature

2002

Again teamed with Clements for the sci-fi film, Treasure Planet"; nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature

1997

Co-produced, co-wrote and co-directed Disney's "Hercules"

1992

Producer, co-writer and director of the Disney animated film, "Aladdin"

1989

Producer, co-director and co-screenwriter for "The Little Mermaid," with partner Ron Clements

1986

Made directing debut with "The Great Mouse Detective"

1985

Credited as a story contributor for "The Black Cauldron"

1981

Credited with character animation on "The Fox and the Hound"

1977

Started working at Disney as an animator

First credit as an assistant animator on "The Small One"

Bonus Trivia

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Musker is known for his trademark handle-bar mustache.

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Since 1986, Musker has co-directed every one of his animated features with longtime collaborator, Ron Clements.

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Musker studied animation at CalArts in the 1970s where his classmates were Tim Burton, John Lasseter, and Brad Bird.

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