While working on The Fox and the Hound, he met animator Don Bluth, and later left Disney for Bluth's newly formed independent studio. He continued to work through the growth of Sullivan Bluth studios, and when production facilities moved to Dublin, Ireland, he relocated to co-direct two of its most ambitious films, All Dogs Go to Heaven and Rock-a-Doodle. He returned to Los Angeles in the mid-1990s, to focus on the budding interactive and multimedia industry, where he designed games and animated for software developer 7th Level. He has also worked on many live action projects as a director, screenwriter, and storyboard artist, and he has voice acted in many of his films.
He is currently Executive Vice President of Design and Animation at Istation (Imagination Station), a critically acclaimed software developer and publisher of integrated reading and math intervention programs.