Culton in 2007, at the 34th Annie Awards
|Alma mater||California Institute of the Arts|
|Occupation||Film director, animator, storyboard artist|
|Notable work(s)||Open Season|
Jill Culton is an American animator, who is best known for her directorial debut on Sony's first animated film, Open Season, becoming the first female principal director of a big budget, computer-animated feature.
Previously, she studied at the Character Animation program at the California Institute of the Arts.
She was also the animator for the character Turner for the film Cats Don't Dance.
As of 2010, Culton is at DreamWorks Animation. According to a 2013 interview with The Croods producers Kristine Benson and Jane Hartwell, Culton is writing and directing an animated film about a little girl and a Yeti, tentatively titled Everest.
- The Princess and the Cobbler (1993) (animator: Calvert/Cobbler Productions)
- Toy Story (1995) (story artist)
- Cats Don't Dance (1997) (supervising animator: Supporting Animal Characters, storyboard artist)
- Leonardo & Friends (1998-2000) (actress, development, animator, director) (Julio)
- A Bug's Life (1998) (additional storyboard artist)
- Toy Story 2 (1999) (character designer: new characters, story artist)
- Monsters, Inc. (2001) (story, development story supervisor, visual development)
- Open Season (2006) (director, story)
- Boog and Elliot's Midnight Bun Run (2006) (director, writer)
- Surf's Up (2007) (special thanks)
- Everest (TBA) (director, writer)
- Gachman, Dina (March 21, 2013). "Bringing 'The Croods' to Life: A Spotlight Interview with Producers Kristine Belson and Jane Hartwell". Studio System News. Retrieved December 21, 2013. "We have a project tentatively titled Everest, but that's a temp title. It's about a little girl and a Yeti, and the writer-director is Jill Culton."
- Stein, Ruthe (September 27, 2006). "DATE LINES / News, notes and updates from the Bay Area arts and culture scene compiled by Chronicle staff writers and critics". SFGate. Retrieved December 21, 2013.
- "Two in One Interview: NY Illustrators – Character Designers". CTN Animation Expo. Retrieved December 21, 2013.
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