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St. Louis, Missouri
|Occupation||Animator, Director, Screenwriter, Storyboard Artist, Voice Actor, Producer|
|Years active||1999 - Present|
|Notable work||9, Alpha and Omega,
Man's Best Friend
|Awards||Walter Lantz Award
Best Animated Short, New York Independent Film Festival
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Benjamin Gluck's interest in animation began at age eight. He studied character animation at the world-famous California Institute of the Arts, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. While at Calarts, his student film, Man’s Best Friend, garnered awards and accolades in the American and International Film circuit and premiered nationwide on MTV's Cartoon Sushi network show. This short film garnered Ben a full tuition scholarship from the Walt Disney Company.
Ben began his career at the Walt Disney Studios where he served for a decade working in the feature film animation story department on the films Dinosaur, Emperor’s New Groove, and Home on the Range. He served as Head of Story on Bambi II and directed, Brother Bear 2.
Ben then began focusing on independent animated productions. He was personally hired by George Lucas to develop a feature-length animation project and Tyler Perry to help transform the Madea franchise into an animated brand. He was the Head of Story on 9, executive produced by Tim Burton, and directed, Alpha and Omega, a 3D animated feature film by Lionsgate Films and Crest Studios. This film has been reported to be their highest-grossing animated film to date and developed cult status, with eight follow-up films. Ben's most recent work was as a storyboard artist on the Salma Hayek produced animated feature film, The Prophet (2015 film).
|2003||Piglet's Big Movie||Storyboard Artist|
|2004||Home on the Range||Storyboard Artist|
|2006||Bambi II||Additional Voices||Writer, Head of Story|
|2006||Brother Bear 2||Raccoon #2 (Voice)||Director|
|2009||9||Writer, Head of Story|
|2010||Yogi Bear||Storyboard Artist|
|2010||Alpha and Omega||Radio Announcer (Uncredited)||Writer, Director, Story|
|2015||The Prophet (2014 film)||Storyboard Artist|
|1990||Cimoc Koob||Writer, Director, Animator, Producer|
|1992||Monster Under My Bed||Writer, Director, Animator, Producer|
|1998||Man's Best Friend||Snake (voice)||Writer, Director, Animator, Producer|