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Don Bluth



Fresh out of Brigham Young University, Don Bluth joined the Walt Disney animation staff in 1956. Though he occasionally free-lanced at Filmation Studios, Bluth continued returning to the Disney fold in the 1970s, functioning as animation director on such cartoon features as Robin Hood (1973) and The Rescuers (1977). In 1979, dissatisfied with the hidebound atmosphere at Disney, Bluth and several fellow animators broke away to form Don Bluth Productions. Only the moderately successful The Secret of NIMH emerged from the Bluth factory before he combined his operation with Sullivan Studios in 1986. Disney's inability in the mid-1980s to deliver feature-length cartoons at a faster pace enabled Bluth to corner the market with such films as An American Tail (1986) and The Land Before Time (1988). Upon the inauguration of Disney's one-cartoon-feature-per-year policy in 1988, Bluth found his audience diminishing. It wasn't simply because the Disney folks had better distribution channels and louder publicity: the animated films of Don Bluth, while technically superb, lack the strongly defined characters and well-developed stories which have always been the hallmarks of the Disney product.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
71% Waking Sleeping Beauty
  • Actor
2010
51% Titan A.E.
  • Director
  • Producer
2000
No Score Yet Bartok the Magnificent
  • Director
  • Producer
1999
No Score Yet Magical Journey of Anastasia
  • Actor
1998
85% Anastasia
  • Producer
  • Director
1997
11% The Pebble and the Penguin
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
  • Producer
1995
17% A Troll in Central Park
  • Director
  • Producer
1994
25% Thumbelina
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
1994
25% Rock-a-Doodle
  • Director
  • Producer
1992
No Score Yet Pigface - Glitch
  • Director
1991
No Score Yet Dragon's Lair II: Timewarp
  • Director
1991
50% All Dogs Go To Heaven
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1989
70% The Land Before Time
  • Director
  • Producer
1988
69% An American Tail
  • Producer
1986
No Score Yet Dragon's Lair
  • Director
1983
No Score Yet Space Ace
  • Director
1983
96% The Secret of NIMH
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
1982
No Score Yet Banjo the Woodpile Cat
  • Producer
  • Director
1982
83% The Rescuers
  • Director
1977

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