October 25, 1960
Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
Animator, film director, screenwriter, voice actor
Chris Buck (born October 25, 1960) is an American film director known for co-directing , Tarzan , and Surf's Up . He also worked as supervising animator on Frozen Home on the Range.
Life and career [ edit ]
A native of
Wichita, Kansas, Buck studied character animation for two years at CalArts, where he also taught from 1988–1993.
Buck's credits at
Disney include the 1995 animated feature , where he oversaw the animation of three central characters: Pocahontas Percy, Grandmother Willow and Wiggins. Buck also helped design characters for the 1989 animated blockbuster , performed experimental animation for The Little Mermaid and The Rescuers Down Under , and was an animator on Who Framed Roger Rabbit . The Fox and the Hound
Buck helped develop several films at
Hyperion Pictures and served as a directing animator on the feature . He storyboarded directed Bebe's Kids Tim Burton's live-action featurette and worked with Burton again as directing animator on the Frankenweenie Brad Bird-directed " Family Dog" episode of Steven Spielberg's and as director of the subsequent primetime animated series. Amazing Stories
Buck's credits include a number of animated commercials (including some with the
Keebler Elves) for such Los Angeles-based production entities as FilmFair, Kurtz & Friends, and Duck Soup.
In late 2009, Buck was put in charge of Disney's long-in-development film adaptation of
. The Snow Queen After being put on hold during 2010, [1 ] the film was officially announced in December 2011 under the title [2 ] , and was released on November 27, 2013. Frozen [3 ]
Personal life [ edit ]
Buck is married to Shelley.
They have three sons, Ryder, Woody, and Reed. [4 ] Their older son, Ryder, died at age 23 in October 2013 in a car accident, being hit by two cars after his car broke down. [5 ] Ryder was a singer and songwriter performing in his band Ryder Buck and the Breakers, and was recovering from a year-long battle with a Stage 4 testicular cancer. [4 ] [4 ]
Selected filmography [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Hill, Jim (February 5, 2010). "From "Just Around the Riverbend," here comes a brand-new Why For column". Jim Hill Media . Retrieved March 6, 2012.
^ "The Lion King Goes 3D". ComingSoon. June 22, 2010 . Retrieved January 12, 2012.
^ Sciretta, Peter (December 22, 2011). "Walt Disney Animation Gives ‘The Snow Queen’ New Life, Retitled ‘Frozen’ – But Will It Be Hand Drawn?". SlashFilm . Retrieved December 22, 2011.
^ a b c Walker, Chris (February 6, 2014). "The Tragic Death of Local Musician Ryder Buck, and His Uplifting Story". La Weekly . Retrieved March 3, 2024.
^ Wexler, David (January 22, 2014). "Ryder Buck: 'Live and Love. We're Only Here Once. Janglin Souls '" . Retrieved March 7, 2014. "The band performed alongside Ryder’s band, and brothers Woody and Reed."
^ Todd Gilchrist (2012-03-05). "Kristen Bell Set to Star in Stage Adaptation 'Some Girls', Animated Feature 'Frozen'(Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved 2012-03-05.
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