Philip LaZebnik (born in 1953 in Ann Arbor, Michigan) is an American screenwriter, television writer and producer.
LaZebnik has written screenplay for films like Pocahontas, Mulan, The Prince of Egypt, The Road to El Dorado, The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar, Asterix and the Vikings, The Three Investigators and the Secret of Skeleton Island, The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar II, The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar III: The Mystery of the Snake Crown, The Three Investigators and the Secret of Terror Castle, Noah's Ark and The Wild Bunch.
LaZebnik also wrote episodes for Wings, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The Torkelsons and Almost Home.
LaZebnik has served on the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America, west (2001–02) and the Writers Branch Executive Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (2001–03). The screenplay for Mulan won the 1998 Annie Award for best animation screenplay.
He grew up in Columbia, Missouri, attended Hickman High School, and graduated from Harvard College in 1976, with a B.A. in Classics.
- Andrew Stanton, Joss Whedon, Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow (1996)
- Rita Hsiao, Chris Sanders, Philip LaZebnik, Raymond Singer and Eugenia Bostwick-Singer (1998)
- Brad Bird and Tim McCanlies (1999)
- John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Ash Brannon, Andrew Stanton, Rita Hsiao, Doug Chamberlin and Chris Webb (2000)
- Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman and Roger S. H. Schulman (2001)
- Hayao Miyazaki (2002)
- Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds (2003)
- Brad Bird (2004)
- Steve Box, Nick Park and Mark Burton (2005)
- Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Christopher Lloyd, Joe Keenan and William Davies (2006)
- Brad Bird (2007)
- Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger (2008)
- Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach (2009)
- Chris Sanders, Will Davies and Dean DeBlois (2010)
- James Ward Byrkit, John Logan and Gore Verbinski (2011)
- Phil Johnston and Jennifer Lee (2012)
- Hayao Miyazaki (2013)