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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
|Occupation||Director, Screenwriter, Storyboard Artist|
|Years active||1999 - Present|
Alpha and Omega (2010)
|Awards||Walter Lantz Award
Best Animated Short, New York Independent Film Festival
Benjamin "Ben" Gluck is an American director, screenwriter, and storyboard artist.
Ben is an American director, screenwriter, and storyboard artist from St. Louis, Missouri. His knack for visual storytelling showed early. He was a comic illustrator for a community paper while in high school and produced his first short film Cimoc Koob, which garnered accolades.
It was this work that landed him a full scholarship from Walt Disney Studios to study at California Institute of the Arts, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Film and Animation. His short, Man’s Best Friend, a satirical spoof on life and love in the Garden of Eden, garnered awards and accolades in the American Film circuit and went on to win Best Animated Short at the New York Independent Film Festival. His short toured the world with Spike and Mike’s Festival of Sick & Twisted Animation and premiered nationwide on MTV's Cartoon Sushi.
Ben worked at DreamWorks Feature Animation as a story trainee on The Prince of Egypt. He then joined Walt Disney Studios in the story department for the films Dinosaur, Emperor’s New Groove, Home on the Range and served as Head of Story on Bambi 2. Ben’s work quickly earned him his directorial debut on Disney’s Brother Bear 2.
Since then, Ben has been head of story on the science fiction fantasy 9, executive produced by Tim Burton. He directed Alpha and Omega, a 3D animated feature film by Lionsgate Films. This film has been their highest-grossing animated film to date.
Outside of filmography Ben has been a guest lecturer at California Institute of the Arts, a Professor of Animation at Rocketfish Animation Studios, and is the author and illustrator of Squeak!, an interactive eBook through UBU Publishing.
|1994||Prince of Egypt||Story Trainee|
|2003||Piglet's Big Movie||Story Artist|
|2004||Home on the Range||Story Artist|
|2006||Bambi II||Additional Voices||Head of Story|
|2006||Brother Bear 2||Raccoon #2 (Voice)||Director|
|2009||9||Head of Story|
|2010||Yogi Bear||Story Department|
|2010||Alpha and Omega||Radio Announcer (Uncredited)||Director, Story|
|1990||Cimoc Koob||Director, Animator|
|1992||Monster Under My Bed||Director, Animator|
|1993||Man's Best Friend||Additional Voices||Director, Writer, Animator|