Ben Gluck

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Ben Gluck
Born Benjamin Gluck
St. Louis, Missouri
Nationality United States American
Occupation Animator, Director, Screenwriter, Storyboard Artist, Voice Actor, Producer
Years active 1999 - Present
Agent ICM
Notable work 9, Alpha and Omega,
Man's Best Friend
Awards Walter Lantz Award
Best Animated Short, New York Independent Film Festival

Benjamin "Ben" Gluck is an American animation director, film director, screenwriter and story supervisor, best known for his work in animated films, including 9 and Alpha and Omega.

Biography[edit]

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).

Filmography[edit]

Feature Films

Year Film Role Job
2000 Dinosaur Storyboard Artist
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

Short Films

Year Film Role Job
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

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