Rick Calabash

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Rick Calabash
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Calabash in 2014
Born Richard Thomas Calabash
Wheeling, West Virginia, US
Alma mater West Liberty University; The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Occupation Producer, writer, director
Years active 1990–present
Employer Scarab Productions, Inc. (Founder)
Notable work(s) Warner Bros' Cats Don't Dance, Disney's 101 Dalmatians: The Series, Mickey Mouse Works, House of Mouse
Website
scarabproductions.com

Rick Calabash (born in Wheeling, West Virginia) is an American film and television producer, writer and director, particularly of animated family films.

As a teen, Calabash once worked for Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, for whom he designed and built theatrical sets.

His first break in the entertainment industry came from producer, David Kirschner, for whom he developed many television and feature film projects during Kirschner's tenure as president of Hanna-Barbera Productions.

When Kirschner formed Turner Feature Animation, Calabash joined the team as a storyboard supervisor, character designer and writer, working on such films as The Pagemaster, which starred Christopher Lloyd and Macaulay Culkin and the Annie Award winning animated feature Cats Don't Dance, which starred Scott Bakula and Hal Holbrook with original songs by Randy Newman and Natalie Cole.

Notable television productions for which Calabash served as producer, writer, and director are Disney's 101 Dalmatians: The Series,[1] for which he received two Emmy nominations and won a Silver Angel Award,[2] Disney's House of Mouse[1] and Disney's Mickey Mouse Works[1] for which he won a Golden Reel Award. He also served as a storyboard supervisor and director on the two highest-grossing home video releases of 2001 and 2002, Mickey's House of Villains[1] and Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse.[1]

In addition to his work in television and film, he was a storyboard artist and creative consultant on the popular theme park attraction Mickey's PhilharMagic, a 3-D musical featurette, which premiered on the largest screen in the world at the Walt Disney World Resort in 2003.

Calabash is currently the president of Scarab Productions, Inc., a film, television and new media production company which has projects in development with The Disney Channel, The Zanuck Company, Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil and Warner Bros. Pictures.

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Awards and nominations[edit]

Outstanding Children's Animated Program
1998 101 Dalmatians: The Series (Nomination)
1999 101 Dalmatians: The Series (Nomination)

Award of Excellence Outstanding Children's Television Program
1998 101 Dalmatians: The Series (Won)

Outstanding Achievement in the Motion Picture & Television Industries
2000 Disney's Mickey Mouse Works (Won)

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