Rob Minkoff, 2011
Robert R. Minkoff
August 11, 1962
Palo Alto, California, US
Palo Alto High School
California Institute of the Arts
Film director, film producer, animator, screenwriter
, The Lion King , Stuart Little , Stuart Little 2 , The Haunted Mansion , The Forbidden Kingdom Flypaper
Crystal Kung (2007-present)
Robert R. "Rob" Minkoff (born August 11, 1962) is an American filmmaker. He is known for directing the Academy Award–winning animated feature [1 ] (along with The Lion King Roger Allers).
Early life [ edit ]
Minkoff was born in
Palo Alto, California. He studied at Palo Alto High School and graduated from California Institute of the Arts in the early 1980s in the Character Animation department. While he was working his way through CalArts, he was hired by Disney as a cleanup artist and worked on "The Black Cauldron".
He has directed several films for
Walt Disney Feature Animation, including The Lion King (1994) and two of the Roger Rabbit shorts: (1989) and Tummy Trouble (1990). While working at Disney he wrote the song "Good Company" for Roller Coaster Rabbit . He also made the films Oliver & Company (1999), Stuart Little (2002), Stuart Little 2 (2003) and The Haunted Mansion (2008). The Forbidden Kingdom
Minkoff also participates as a member of the jury for the
NYICFF, a local New York City Film Festival dedicated to screening films for children between the ages of 3 and 18. [2 ]
He is currently at
DreamWorks Animation directing a 2014 computer-animated film . Mr. Peabody & Sherman [3 ] He is also attached to direct the fantasy action adventure [4 ] Chinese Odyssey. [5 ]
Personal life [ edit ]
He married Crystal Kung on September 29, 2007.
Minkoff is the brother-in-law of Jeffrey Kung, a Chinese singer and radio VJ. In 2012, Minkoff and his wife welcomed a son. [6 ] [7 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Rob Minkoff's bio
^ NYICFF Jury
^ a b "DreamWorks Animation Announces Feature Film Release Slate Through 2014" (Press release). DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. 2011-03-08 . Retrieved 2011-03-08.
^ a b "DreamWorks Animation Pushes Back Release for 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman'". The Hollywood Reporter. February 5, 2013 . Retrieved February 6, 2013.
^ Fernandez, Jay A. (2010-10-14). "Rob Minkoff sets sail for 'Chinese Odyssey'". The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved 2011-07-26.
^ Rob Minkoff at the Internet Movie Database
^ Desowitz, Bill (July 19, 2013). "Immersed in Movies: 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' Wows Comic-Con". Animation Scoop . Retrieved July 20, 2013. "Minkoff then admitted that he is now the father of a 10-month-old son and that the movie has special meaning with the bonding of father and son."
^ McClintock, Pamela (June 11, 2012). "Stephen Colbert, Allison Janney Join Voice Cast of 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved June 12, 2012.
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