Rob Minkoff

Animator, Animation director, Director
Animation whiz kid known both for his wildly comic sensibilities and his meteoric rise at Walt Disney Studios. A multi-talented cartoon maven, Minkoff swiftly amassed a background in animation, design, story development ... Read more »
Born: 08/10/1962 in Palo Alto, California, USA

Filmography

Director (10)

Mr. Peabody & Sherman 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Flypaper 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Leverage 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

The Forbidden Kingdom 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

The Haunted Mansion 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Stuart Little 2 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Stuart Little 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

The Lion King 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Rollercoaster Rabbit 1990 (Movie)

(animation) (Director)

Tummy Trouble 1989 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (5)

Mr. Peabody & Sherman 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Great Migration 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Haunted Mansion 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Stuart Little 2 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Trail Mix-Up 1993 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)
Actor (3)

Mr. Peabody & Sherman 2014 (Movie)

Creepy Boy (Voice)

Waking Sleeping Beauty 2010 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Making of the Lion King 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor
Visual Effects & Animation (2)

The Little Mermaid 1989 (Movie)

character animator (Animator)

The Great Mouse Detective 1986 (Movie)

(Animator)
Executive (1)

Beauty and the Beast 1991 (Movie)

pre-production script development(special effects) (Development Executive)
Writer (1)

Trail Mix-Up 1993 (Movie)

(From Story)
Production Management (1)

Pointman (TV Show)

Line Producer
Art Department (1)

The Black Cauldron 1985 (Movie)

in-between artist (Art Department)

Biography

Animation whiz kid known both for his wildly comic sensibilities and his meteoric rise at Walt Disney Studios. A multi-talented cartoon maven, Minkoff swiftly amassed a background in animation, design, story development and direction before co-directing the ambitious feature, "The Lion King" (1994), with the more seasoned Roger Allers. Prior to that commercial and artistic triumph, Minkoff was best known for directing the first two Roger Rabbit cartoon shorts, "Tummy Trouble" (1989) and "Roller Coaster Rabbit" (1990). He also co-executive produced and provided the story for the third R.R. outing, "Trail Mix-Up" (1993). Though Minkoff had dreamed of working for Disney since childhood, these antic shorts also reveal the loony influence of legendary Warner Bros. animator Chuck Jones, his mentor since his first year in the animation program at CalArts.

Relationships

Crystal Kung Actor

Wife
Married Sept. 29, 2007

EDUCATION

California Institute of the Arts

Valencia , California
Interned at the Disney Studio during the summer of 1982; trained with Disney veteran animator Eric Larson

Milestones

2008

Directed the martial arts-adventure, "The Forbidden Kingdom" starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li

2003

Directed the live-action, "The Haunted Mansion"

2002

Directed the sequel, "Stuart Little 2"

1999

First solo directing debut, "Stuart Little"; combined live-action and animation

1994

Feature directing debut (with Roger Allers), "The Lion King"

1993

Served as co-executive producer and story writer for his third Roger Rabbit short, "Trail Mix-Up"

1990

Directed another Roger Rabbit cartoon short, "Roller Coaster Rabbit"

1989

Made directing debut with the Disney theatrical short, "Tummy Trouble" featuring Roger Rabbit

1988

Co-wrote (with Ron Rocha) the song "Good Company" for the animated feature "Oliver & Company"

1986

Designed several characters for Disney's "The Great Mouse Detective"

1985

Feature debut as an in-between artist on "The Black Cauldron"

1983

Hired by the feature animation division of Disney

1982

Interned at the Disney Studio and worked with Eric Larson, one of the original nine Disney feature animators

1978

With his high school's singing group, sang back-up for Joan Baez at the candlelight vigil for the slain San Francisco Mayor Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk

Appeared in productions for the Palo Alto Children's Theater and Theater Works

Made live-action directing debut with "Mickey's Audition"; a five-minute film for The Disney-MGM Studios combining live-action and animation and featuring cameos by Mel Brooks and Angela Lansbury

Began his association with Warner Bros. Animation legend Chuck Jones during his first year of college

Became involved in theater at age 10

Assigned to direct the feature-length sequel to "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"; project delayed

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