John Pomeroy

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John Pomeroy
Born 1951 (age 64–65)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Occupation Animator, film producer, writer, painter
Years active 1972–present
Known for Various work with Disney and Don Bluth

John Pomeroy (born 1951 in Los Angeles, California) is an American animator who has worked for several major studios, including The Walt Disney Company and Sullivan Bluth Studios. He has also worked as producer and screenwriter on several animated feature films.

Career[edit]

John Pomeroy started work at The Walt Disney Company in 1973 as a background artist, and became a full animator in 1974 to work on Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too. While working at Disney, he met fellow animators Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, and began working with them on an independent short film project, Banjo the Woodpile Cat.

In 1979 he, Bluth, Goldman and several other Disney animators left the studio to form the independent studio Don Bluth Productions (later to become Bluth Group), which produced the film The Secret of NIMH and the animation for laserdisc video games Dragon's Lair and Space Ace. The independent studio encountered financial difficulties and declared bankruptcy in 1984, but reformed soon after as Sullivan Bluth Studios and opened a major animation facility in Dublin, Ireland.

Pomeroy remained at the Dublin studio to work as the directing animator and producer on An American Tail and The Land Before Time, before moving back to America in 1989 to form a new US wing of the company.

When Sullivan Bluth Studios closed, Pomeroy returned to Disney to work as the supervising animator on Pocahontas and other subsequent features featuring some of the most memorable villains.

John Pomeroy was also an animator for the films Curious George, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Treasure Planet, and most recently, The Simpsons Movie.

He is a talented sculptor, and creates busts that animated film artists use to visualize a 3-D model of their character.

John Pomeroy is also a painter of historic events, and builder of historic weapons used in movies.

He is currently on the elders board at a Village Christian School in Sun Valley, California,.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Credits Characters
1974 Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (Short) Story / Animator Rabbit
1977 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Animator Rabbit
The Rescuers Character Animator
Pete's Dragon Character Animator Elliot
1978 The Small One (Short) Directing Animator The Donkey" and "Saint Joseph
1979 Banjo the Woodpile Cat (TV Short) Animator / Producer Crazy Legs, Cleo, Marina, and Zazu
1981 The Fox and the Hound Animator - Uncredited Tod
1982 The Secret of NIMH Producer / Directing Animator / Story Adaptation Mr. Ages, Jeremy, Dragon, The Great Owl, Nicodemus, Justin and Jenner
1983 Dragon's Lair (Video Game) Producer / Animator Dirk and Daphne
1984 Space Ace (Video Game) Producer
1985 The Black Cauldron Animator - Uncredited
1986 An American Tail Producer / Directing Animator Fievel, Honest John, Tiger, Warren T. Rat and Cats
1988 The Land Before Time Producer / Character Animator / Directing Animator Cera, Rooter, and Spike / Littlefoot
1989 All Dogs Go to Heaven Producer / Story / Directing Animator Charlie, Itchy, Carface and King Gator
1991 Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp (Video Game) Producer / Animator
Rock-a-Doodle Producer / Story / Directing Animator Chanticleer
1994 Thumbelina Producer / Supervising Directing Animator: Los Angeles
A Troll in Central Park Producer / Story / Supervising Directing Animator Stanley
1995 The Pebble and the Penguin Directing Animator Drake
Pocahontas Supervising Animator John Smith
2000 Fantasia 2000 Lead Character Animator - Segment "Firebird Suite - 1919 Version" Firebird
The Tigger Movie Additional Animator
2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Supervising Animator Milo James Thatch
2002 Treasure Planet Supervising Animator Captain Flint & His Crew
2006 Curious George Storyboard Artist / Lead Animator Maggie and Clovis
2007 The Simpsons Movie Animator
2009 Wild About Safety: Timon and Pumbaa Safety Smart: Goes Green! (Video short) Animator
Wild About Safety: Timon and Pumbaa Safety Smart: In the Water! (Video short) Animator
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (Video) Story Artist
2010 Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (Video) Additional Story Artist
2011 Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz (Video) Character Layout and Animation
2013 Planes Story Artist
2014 Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games (Video) Story Artist
Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon (Video) Storyboard Artist / Character Layout and Animation
2015 Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest (Video) Character Layot and Animation
2016 Dragon's Lair: The Movie Animator
2017 Animal Crackers Storyboard Artist

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