Gary Trousdale

Gary Trousdale

  • Highest Rated: 94% Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  • Lowest Rated: 49% Atlantis - The Lost Empire (2001)
  • Birthday: Jun 8, 1960
  • Birthplace: La Crescenta, California, USA
  • Gary Trousdale was born in La Crescenta, California. His fascination with animation was fostered as a child, where he drew cartoons from an elementary school age. He planned to become an architect, but decided instead to study animation at CalArts, where he studied for three years. He was hired in 1982 to design storyboards and do other animation. He then went to work designing restaurant menus and t-shirts. He was hired in 1985 by Disney to work on "The Black Cauldron," and continued his relationship with the company for years. He gained true prominence in his field with the success of his animated film directorial debut "Beauty and the Beast," which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. He continues to work with Disney, and lives in the San Fernando Valley, a suburban area of Los Angeles, California.


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93% Floyd Norman: An Animated Life Actor 2016
No Score Yet Madly Madagascar Director 2013
No Score Yet The Pig Who Cried Werewolf Director 2011
No Score Yet Dreamworks Holiday Classics Director 2011
70% Waking Sleeping Beauty Actor $33.6K 2010
No Score Yet Shrek the Halls Director Screenwriter 2007
No Score Yet The Madagascar Penguins in: A Christmas Caper Director 2005
49% Atlantis - The Lost Empire Director $83.6M 2001
71% The Hunchback of Notre Dame The Old Heretic Director 1996
94% Beauty and the Beast Director $47.7M 1991
No Score Yet Beauty And The Beast Sing-a-long Director 1991
50% Oliver & Company Screenwriter 1988


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