Irene Mecchi

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Irene Mecchi
Born (1949-09-21) September 21, 1949 (age 69)
San Francisco, California, USA
OccupationScreenwriter, playwright, television writer
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley[1]
American Conservatory Theatre[1]
Notable worksThe Lion King
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Fantasia 2000

Irene Mecchi (born September 21, 1949) is an American writer for television, movies, newspapers, and Broadway. Originally from San Francisco, she started her work with Disney in March 1992, when she wrote Recycle Rex, an animated short film which won the 1994 Environmental Media Award. Irene has worked on Herb Caen's books, and is the co-screenwriter of Disney animated movies such as The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, and Fantasia 2000. With co-author Roger Allers, she received a 1998 Tony nomination for writing the book for The Lion King. Irene wrote the teleplay for Annie, which aired on ABC in 1999.



  1. ^ a b "Irene Mecchi". Stanford Center on Longevity. Retrieved 2013-01-17.

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