Daniel St. Pierre

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Daniel St. Pierre
Nationality American
Known for Film director, art director, production designer, actor, animation artist, musician

Daniel St. Pierre (aka Dan St. Pierre) is an American film director, art director, production designer, actor, animation artist, and musician.[1][2][3] For his work in bringing the Deep Canvas technique to the Disney film Tarzan (1999),[4][5][6] he received a 1999 Annie Award nomination for "Outstanding Individual Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Feature Production".[7][8][9]

Career[edit]

St. Pierre has been heavily involved in television and feature animation since 1983, making contributions to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, He-Man and She-Ra, Filmation's Ghostbusters, BraveStarr, and Potsworth & Co.

In 1989 he joined Walt Disney Feature Animation. His first films there included The Little Mermaid, The Prince and the Pauper, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. Later works include The Lion King (1994),[10] The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), and Shark Tale (2004)[2][11] His directorial projects include Everyone's Hero (2006) a film by the late Christopher Reeve that was completed by St. Pierre and Colin Brady,[12][13][14] Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey (2009),[2] and Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014).[15]

While working on Tarzan (1999), he and his team at Disney developed a patented process called Deep Canvas that allowed them to animate 3-D backgrounds before animating the characters, thus enhancing the apparent depth of backgrounds.[4][5][6][12][16][17] [18] For this he received a 1999 Annie Award nomination for "Outstanding Individual Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Feature Production".[7][8][9] While with Disney, he also animated a series of Christian themed films for Nest Family Entertainment, including Abraham and Isaac, Moses, and Elijah.[19]

Filmography[edit]

Director
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014)
Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey (2009)
Sheepish (2009)
Everyone's Hero (2006)
Art director
Tarzan (1999)[20]
Actor
A Fishified World (2005)
Animator
Once Not Far from Home (2006)
Family Plan (2005)
Shark Tale (2004)[21]
One by One (2004)
All Hands on Deck (2003)
Love Thy Neighbor (2003)
102 Dalmatians (2000)[22]
The King and I (1999)[23]
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)[24]
The Swan Princess (1994)[25]
The Lion King (1994)[26]
Elijah (1993)
Moses (1993)
Aladdin (1992)[27]
Abraham and Isaac (1992)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)[28]
The Kingdom of Heaven (1991)
The Prince and the Pauper (1990)
Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone (1990)
The Little Mermaid (1989)[29]
Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw (1988)
BraveStarr (1987–1988)
Filmation's Ghostbusters (1986)
She-Ra: Princess of Power (1985–1987)
Jem (1985)
The Secret of the Sword (1985)
He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special (1985)
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1984)
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats (1984)
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983–1984)
Miscellaneous Crew
9 (2009)
All Hands on Deck (2004)
Love Thy Neighbor (2003)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Turner Classic Movies, Accessed 12-23-2008
  2. ^ a b c [2] New York Times, Dianiel St. Pierre", Accessed 12-23-2008
  3. ^ [3] Variety, Accessed 12-23-2008
  4. ^ a b MovieMaker, by Scott Essman (July 5, 1999), "The State of the Art of Special Effects – Dan St. Pierre/Animation Art Director", accessed 12-28-2008
  5. ^ a b Hip Online, "Tarzan" (paragraph 3", "Art director Dan St. Pierre came up with an incredible new animation technology called 'Deep Canvas'.", accessed 12-28-2008
  6. ^ a b [4] The Idea of Nature in Disney Animation By David Whitley, page 123, accessed 12-28-2008
  7. ^ a b AWN.com, 27th Annual Annie Award Nominee Showcase", Accessed 12-24-2008
  8. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 9, 2008. Retrieved 2007-10-16.  27th annual Annie Award nominations, Accessed 12-24-2008
  9. ^ a b Film Bug, Daniel St. Pierre, Accessed 12-23-2008
  10. ^ [5] Allmovie as Dan St. Pierre, Accessed 12-23-2008
  11. ^ [6] Allmovie as Daniel St. Pierre, Accessed 12-23-2008
  12. ^ a b writingstudio.za, "From Bedtime story to the screen" (paragraph 4),accessed 12-28-2008
  13. ^ Cinemablend, "Everyone's Hero – The rundown", Accessed 12-23-2008
  14. ^ [7], Los Angeles Times, "...the inspirational animated film Everyone's Hero, a labor of love by the late Christopher Reeve that was completed by Daniel St. Pierre and Colin Brady.", Accessed 12-23-2008
  15. ^ [8] Dorothy of Oz The Movie, Accessed 12-23-2008
  16. ^ screenindia.com, by Salma Khatib, "...AND THE JUNGLE SETTING" (paragraph last),accessed 12-28-2008
  17. ^ [9] Entertainment Weekly, By Steve Daly, " Tarzan changes the face of animation – With new breakthrough called Deep Canvas, the latest Disney feature film gets a technological polish", Accessed 12-23-2008
  18. ^ Animation Artist, by Joe Tracy, "Disney's Tarzan Adventure: Two Worlds Merge", Accessed 12-24-2008
  19. ^ Nest Family Entertainment, Abraham and Isaac, Accessed 12-24-2008
  20. ^ Tarzan: multiple award winner
  21. ^ Shark Tale: multiple award wins and nominations
  22. ^ 102 Dalmatians: multiple award wins and nominations
  23. ^ The King and I: multiple award nominations
  24. ^ The Hunchback of Notre Dame: multiple awards and nominations
  25. ^ The Swan Princess: multiple award nominations
  26. ^ The Lion King: multiple award wins and nominations
  27. ^ Aladdin: multiple award wins and nominations
  28. ^ Beauty and the Beast: multiple award wins and nominations
  29. ^ The Little Mermaid: multiple award wins and nominations

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