|Born||1951 (age 64–65)
Los Angeles, California
|Occupation||Animator, film producer, writer, painter|
|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.
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.
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.
- Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (1974; Animator: "Rabbit")
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977; Animator: "Rabbit")
- The Rescuers (1977; Character Animator: "Penny")
- Pete's Dragon (1977; Character Animator: "Elliot")
- The Small One (1978; Directing Animator: "The Donkey" And "Saint Joseph")
- Banjo the Woodpile Cat (1979; Animator: "Crazy Legs", And "Cleo, Marina, And Zazu")
- The Fox and the Hound (1981; Animator: "Amos Slade") (Uncredited)
- The Secret of NIMH (1982; Directing Animator: "Mr. Ages", "Jeremy", "Dragon", "The Great Owl", "Nicodemus", "Justin" And "Jenner")
- Dragon's Lair (1983; Animator: Daphne) (Uncredited)
- An American Tail (1986; Directing Animator: "Fievel", "Honest John", "Tiger", "Warren T. Rat" And "Cats")
- The Land Before Time (1988; Directing Animator: "Cera", "Rooter", And "Spike") (character animator: "Littlefoot") (uncredited)
- All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989; Directing Animator: "Charlie", "Itchy", "Carface" And "King Gator")
- Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp (1991; Animator: Daphne) (Uncredited)
- Rock-a-Doodle (1991; Directing Animator: "Chanticleer")
- Thumbelina (1994; Supervising Directing Animator: Los Angeles, "Ms. Fieldmouse", ""Berkeley Beetle" And ""Jacquimo")
- A Troll in Central Park (1994; Supervising Directing Animator: "Stanley")
- The Pebble and the Penguin (1995; Directing Animator: "Drake")
- Pocahontas (1995; Supervising Animator: "John Smith")
- Fantasia 2000 (1999; Lead Character Animator: "The Firebird" Segment)
- The Tigger Movie (2000; Additional Animator: "Rabbit")
- Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001; Supervising Animator: "Milo")
- Treasure Planet (2002; Supervising Animator: "Captain Flint And His Crew")
- Curious George (2006; Lead Animator: "Maggie" And "Clovis")
- The Simpsons Movie (2007; Animator)
- Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz (2011, Character Layout And Animation)
- Planes (2013, Story Artist)
- Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games (2014, Story Artist)
- Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon (2014, Storyboard Artist; Character Layout And Animation)
- Animal Crackers (2016, Storyboard Artist)
- Cawley, John (October 1991). The Animated Films of Don Bluth. Image Pub of New York. ISBN 0-685-50334-8.
- "Dragon's Lair Project: The Creators – John Pomeroy". Retrieved January 9, 2007.