Richard Rich (director)

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Richard Rich
Born 1951 (age 62–63)
United States
Nationality American
Occupation Animation director, film director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1971 – Present
Notable work(s) The Rescuers
The Swan Princess Hexalogy
Alpha and Omega
Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Richard Rich is an American director, producer and screenwriter.[1] Rich is founder and owner of Crest Animation Productions. Rich started his career in the mailroom of the Walt Disney Studios but worked his way up to first assistant director. He made his directorial debut on The Fox and the Hound and later directed The Black Cauldron.

Rich established Rich Animation Studios, later re-named RichCrest. He directed The Swan Princess in 1994 which led-up to four sequels. Besides feature films, Rich has produced direct-to-video series such as Animated Stories from the New Testament, Animated Stories from the Bible, Animated Stories from The Book of Mormon, Animated Hero Classics and K10C: Kids' Ten Commandments. His most recent credit is as producer on the computer-animated comedy drama film Alpha and Omega, as well as directing the sequels Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure and Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games.

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Year Film Director Producer Writer Other Notes
1973 Robin Hood Assistant director
1974 Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too
1977 Pete's Dragon
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Assistant director
The Rescuers
1978 The Small One Assistant Director
Songwriter: "A Friendly Face"
Short film
1981 The Fox and the Hound
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Music composer
1985 The Black Cauldron
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1994 The Swan Princess
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1997 The Swan Princess II: Escape from Castle Mountain
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Limited Release
1998 The Swan Princess III: The Mystery of the Enchanted Kingdom
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Direct-to-DVD
1999 The King and I
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2000 The Scarecrow
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Direct-to-DVD
2001 The Trumpet of the Swan
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2004 Muhammad: The Last Prophet
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Limited Release
2010 Alpha and Omega
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All films produced from here out in Computer Animation
2011 The Little Engine That Could
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Direct-to-DVD
2012 The Swan Princess Christmas
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2013 Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure
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2014 The Swan Princess: A Royal Family Tale
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Story Direct-to-DVD
2014 Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games
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Direct-to-DVD
2015 Norm of the North
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