Tim Johnson

Animation director and producer Tim Johnson was a key figure in some of DreamWorks Animation's most successful feature film titles, including "Antz" (1998), "Over the Hedge" (2006) and "How to Train Your Dragon" ... Read more »
Born: 08/27/1961 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Producer (45)

Becoming Santa 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Hearts of Spring 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Just In Time For Christmas 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Magic Stocking 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Convenient Groom 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Reckoning 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Tulips in Spring 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Cookie Cutter Christmas 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Babysitter's Black Book 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Double Daddy 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Family for Christmas 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

For Better or For Worse 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Strange Empire: Rise of the Women 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Sugar Daddies 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Gift of Miracles 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Ring By Spring 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Ring By Spring 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Christmas in the City 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Death Clique 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

June in January 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Stranded in Paradise 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Arsonist 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Cheating Pact 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Bride for Christmas 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Deadly Spa 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Merry-In-Laws 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Naughty or Nice 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Holiday Engagement 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

We Have Your Husband 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Love Sick: Secrets of a Sex Addict 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Making Mr. Right 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Me, Mom, Dad and Her 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Daughter's Conviction 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Valentine Carol 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Lost Behind Bars 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Family in Hiding 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Cold Case 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1992 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Producer

Come Dance at My Wedding (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Devil's Diary (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Held Hostage (TV Show)

Executive Producer

How to Fall in Love (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Ice Sculpture Christmas (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Snow Bride (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Stalked By My Neighbor (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Visual Effects & Animation (2)

Humboldt County 2008 (Movie)

Title Design (Titles)

Thunderpants 2001 (Movie)

On-Screen Computer Images (CGI Artist)
Production Management (1)

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters 2013 (Movie)

(Stereo D) (Production Coordinator)

Biography

Animation director and producer Tim Johnson was a key figure in some of DreamWorks Animation's most successful feature film titles, including "Antz" (1998), "Over the Hedge" (2006) and "How to Train Your Dragon" (2010). The Chicago native produced a pair of animated films while in college, which became the focus of his subsequent career. In 1990, he formed the Character Animation Group at Pacific Data Images, which teamed with DreamWorks to produce their first feature-length computer animated film, "Antz." Johnson served as director on the project while also advising on other DreamWorks projects, including "Shrek" (2001). His third directorial effort, "Over the Hedge" (2006), provided DreamWorks with another big family hit, though it was soon surpassed by the 3D spectacle "How to Train Your Dragon," which saw huge box office returns and earned two Oscar nominations. Johnson's expertise and enthusiasm helped to make DreamWorks a leading competitor to Disney and Pixar on the computer animated feature scene, and underscored his status as one of its most successful figures.

EDUCATION

Northwestern University

Milestones

2010

Executive producer on "How to Train Your Dragon."

2006

Directs "Over the Hedge."

2001

Story consultant on "Shrek."

1998

Directs "Antz."

Bonus Trivia

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After gradution, worked on Chicago-area television commercials before joining Post Effects.

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Drew a parallel between his own life in Chicago's suburbs, which began as remote areas before growing smaller due to a growing population, and the plight faced by his characters in "Over the Hedge."

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Has said that of all his features, "Home" is perhaps his favorite.

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