Matt O'Callaghan

Matthew O'Callaghan is the man behind the magic of some of the most beloved animated classic films and television programs. After his time as a student in the character animation program at the California Institute of ... Read more »

Filmography

Visual Effects & Animation (15)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip 2015 (Movie)

(Animation Supervisor)

Mars Needs Moms 2011 (Movie)

Motion Capture Artist (Visual Effects)

Beowulf 2007 (Movie)

Imagemotion Tracking(Imageworks) (Animator)

Monster House 2006 (Movie)

Tracker(Imageworks Performance Capture Tracking) (Digital Effects Artist)

The Polar Express 2004 (Movie)

ImageMotion Tracking (Animator)

The Rundown 2003 (Movie)

Matchmover(Hatch Production) (Digital Effects Artist)

Blade II 2002 (Movie)

3D Tracking (3-D Artist)

Snow Dogs 2002 (Movie)

(The Secret Lab/visual effects) (Animation Supervisor)

The Scorpion King 2002 (Movie)

3D Tracking(R!OT) (Visual Effects)

102 Dalmatians 2000 (Movie)

(The Secret Lab/visual effects provider) (Animation Supervisor)

Mission to Mars 2000 (Movie)

(Dream Quest Quest/visual effects) (Animation Supervisor)

Inspector Gadget 1999 (Movie)

Gadgetmobile animation supervisor(Dream Quest Images) (Animation Supervisor)

The Pagemaster 1994 (Movie)

character animator (Animator)

The Little Mermaid 1989 (Movie)

(Animation Director)

The Great Mouse Detective 1986 (Movie)

character animator (Animator)
Director (6)

Open Season 2 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Curious George 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Life With Louie: Dad Gets Canned 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Director

The Itsy Bitsy Spider 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

An All New Adventure of Disney's Sport Goofy 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Director
Producer (2)

Open Season 2 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Life With Louie 1995 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Writer (2)

The Itsy Bitsy Spider 1993 - 1996 (TV Show)

Creator

The Great Mouse Detective 1986 (Movie)

story adaptation (Story By)
Art Department (1)

The Little Mermaid 1989 (Movie)

(Storyboard Artist)
Physical Effects (1)

Disney's A Christmas Carol 2009 (Movie)

Motion Capture Artist (Motion Control)
Other (3)

Shrek 2001 (Movie)

pre-production(Los Angeles) (Production)

Vertical Limit 2000 (Movie)

matchmoving (Other)

Mickey's Christmas Carol 1988 (Movie)

creative collaboration (Other)

Biography

Matthew O'Callaghan is the man behind the magic of some of the most beloved animated classic films and television programs. After his time as a student in the character animation program at the California Institute of the Arts, he landed a job at the perfect place for an aspiring animator: Disney. There he worked as on classics such as "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" and "The Little Mermaid Soon after, O'Callaghan expanded his job from animator to writer and director in the animated short "The Itsy Bitsy Spider," which featured Jim Carrey and Thora Birch, before moving to the itsy bitsy screen--television. In 1995, he teamed up with popular comedian Louie Anderson to create the animated series "Life With Louie." For his work on the show, O'Callaghan was credited as co-creator, director and animator. After "Life With Louie" ended in 1998, he returned to animated shorts and feature films, most notably directing 2006's "Curious George," fronted by voice stars Will Ferrell and Drew Barrymore, and the 2008 sequel, "Open Season 2." Due to decades of work in family entertainment, O'Callaghan has been trusted to recreate iconic characters including Tweety Bird and Sylvester, and of course, the one and only Mickey Mouse.

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