Chris Bailey (animator)

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Chris Bailey
Oscar-Nominated Animator Chris Bailey Visits VFS.jpg
Chris Bailey Visits Vancouver Film School, in July 2011
Occupation Animator, film director
Years active 1986-present

Chris Bailey is an American animator and film director.

Early life and career[edit]

He went to high school at Reynolds High School, and later attended California Institute of the Arts. He worked at Disney as an animator for The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, and Hercules.

Prior to Disney, Bailey worked with Don Bluth on the Space Ace and Dragon's Lair video games and also on Starchaser: The Legend of Orin. He became one of the first traditional animators to adapt to computer graphics. He directed the animation for Paula Abdul's Opposites Attract music video, the 1995 Mickey Mouse cartoon, Runaway Brain, the 3D Disneyland attraction It's Tough to be a Bug, and the popular series Kim Possible. Runaway Brain was screened out of competition at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

He served as animation director for Garfield: The Movie, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, and Alvin and the Chipmunks. He also directed the Disney's teenage spy hero Kim Possible which became a great success.


As director[edit]


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Runaway Brain". Retrieved 2009-09-20. 

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