December 21, 1930 |
Fresno, California, U.S.
Philip Roman (born December 21, 1930 in Fresno, California) is an American animator. He is the founder of animation studios Film Roman and Phil Roman Entertainment. Roman is of Mexican American descent.
Early in his career, Roman was an animator for Chuck Jones's independent studios, Sib Tower 12 Productions and later Chuck Jones Productions. He was a lead animator for 1966's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, and also provided an audio commentary along with June Foray on the DVD release of the film.
The animation studio he founded, Film Roman, is best known for producing the animation for The Simpsons and King of the Hill for 20th Century Fox and MTV, as well as the Garfield and Peanuts animated television specials.
Roman directed the 1992 feature-length cartoon Tom and Jerry: The Movie. He was the director of a few Peanuts specials, as well as director or co-director of twelve of the thirteen prime-time Garfield television specials from 1982 to 1991, and was producer of the final Garfield special, Garfield Gets a Life.
- A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969) (animator) (uncredited)
- Snoopy, Come Home (1972) (graphic blandishment)
- Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977) (co-director)
- Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!!) (1980) (co-director)
- Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1992) (producer), (director)
- El Americano: The Movie (2015) (producer), (co-screenwriter)
- "Company Town; Drawing on Creativity; A Struggling Film Roman Tries to Reanimate Itself". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-12-23.
- Olmos and Animex Join Forces on El Americano The Movie Animation World Network. Retrieved December 13, 2013. May 18, 2012.
- Official website of Phil Roman Entertainment*
- Phil Roman at the Internet Movie Database
- Phil Roman interview video at the Archive of American Television
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