Kirk Wise

Kirk Wise

Highest Rated: 97% Spirited Away (2001)

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

Birthday: Aug 24, 1963

Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

Becoming a Disney animator would appear to have been the fulfillment of a childhood dream for ace animation director Kirk Wise. With co-director Gary Trousdale, he was responsible for helming the celebrated "Beauty and the Beast" (1991), the first animated feature to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. Wise began laying the groundwork for his adult successes as a youngster, earning his first paycheck for drawing at age seven after his mother submitted his sketch of a garbage man and his truck to the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE's "Junior Art Champion" Contest. Winning praise, a check and a commendation from the local sanitation department spurred his creativity.



No Score Yet 17% Bobbleheads: The Movie Director - 2020
97% 96% Spirited Away Director $10.0M 2001
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 Director $100.1M 1996
87% 71% Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Executive Producer $41.6M 1993
94% 94% Beauty and the Beast Director $219.0M 1991