Gary Trousdale

Gary Trousdale

Highest Rated: 94% Floyd Norman: An Animated Life (2016)

Lowest Rated: 49% Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

Birthday: Jun 8, 1960

Birthplace: La Crescenta, California, USA

An animation veteran while still relatively young, Trousdale took a slightly less direct route to glory in the Disney animation department than some of his contemporaries. Nonetheless, he would go on to co-direct "Beauty and the Beast" (1991), a landmark in the history of the medium. A product of the innovative character animation program at the Disney-sponsored California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Trousdale found full-time work as an animator while in his third year. However, unlike such fellow alumni as John Lasseter ("Toy Story") and Henry Selick ("James and the Giant Peach"), he did not go directly to Disney. Instead, Trousdale spent a year at Carter/Mendez Productions where he animated, designed and storyboarded various TV projects including "Stanley, The Ugly Duckling" (ABC, 1982), a presentation of the "ABC Weekend Specials." Trousdale next worked for Grand American Fare, doing illustrations and paste-ups for restaurant menus, special event flyers and tee shirts. Trousdale's fortunes began to change when he was hired by Disney.




94% 74% Floyd Norman: An Animated Life Self - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rocky and Bullwinkle Director - 2014
No Score Yet 46% The Pig Who Cried Werewolf Director,
- 2009
No Score Yet 63% Shrek the Halls Director - 2007
49% 54% Atlantis: The Lost Empire Director,
- 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Atlantis: The Lost Empire Director,
- 2001
71% 70% The Hunchback of Notre Dame The Old Heretic (Voice),
$100.1M 1996
94% 93% Beauty and the Beast Director $219.0M 1991


No Score Yet No Score Yet DreamWorks Spooky Stories Director