Matthew O'Callaghan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Matthew O'Callaghan
Born Chicago, Illinois
Occupation Film director, writer, animator, storyboard artist
Years active 1981 - present

Matthew O'Callaghan is an American film director, animator, writer, and storyboard artist best known for storyboarding The Great Mouse Detective and Disney's The Little Mermaid, co-creating the tv show Life with Louie, and directing the Curious George film adaptation.[1]


Title Year Role
Mickey's Christmas Carol 1983 The creative talent of
The Black Cauldron 1985 Assistant animator
The Great Mouse Detective 1986 Character animator, story adapted by, storyboard artist (uncredited)
Sport Goofy in Soccermania 1987 Director
Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 Animator: additional animator
The Little Mermaid 1989 Storyboard artist, directing animator
Rover Dangerfield 1991 Storyboard artist, character designer, sequence director, character animator
Itsy Bitsy Spider 1992 Director
Itsy Bitsy Spider: The Series 1994-1996 Creator, executive creative consultant (1 episode)
Life with Louie: A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman 1994 Director, character designer
The Pagemaster Character animator
Asterix Conquers America Animator
Life with Louie 1995-1998 Creator, teleplay (2 episodes), story (2 episodes), character designer, director (21 episodes), executive producer (12 episode), co-producer (9 episodes), story editor (8 episodes)
Freakazoid 1995-1997 Storyboard artist/character designer
Cats Don't Dance 1997 Storyboard artist
A Bug's Life 1998 Storyboard artist
Inspector Gadget 1999 Animation supervisor: Gadgetmobile, DQI
Mission to Mars 2000 Animation supervisor: Dream Quest Images
102 Dalmatians Visual effects supervisor
Family Guy Storyboards (1 episode)
Shrek 2001 Pre-production: Los Angeles
Snow Dogs 2002 Animation supervisors
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas 2004 Director, screenplay ("Christmas Impossible"), dialogue director, story ("Mickey's Dog-Gone Christmas")
Curious George 2006 Director [2]
The Curiosity of Chance Special thanks
Cinderella III: A Twist in Time 2007 Storyboard artist
National Lampoon's Bag Boy
Open Season 2 2008 Director, producer [3]
Disney's A Christmas Carol 2009 Motion Capture Artist
Coyote Falls 2010 Director
Fur of Flying
Rabid Rider
I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat 2011 Director, story [4]
Daffy's Rhapsody 2012
Wild About Safety: Timon and Pumbaa Safety Smart on the Go 2013 Animation director
Despicable Me 2 Story Artist
Trans World Sport 2014 Producer
Mr. Peabody & Sherman Visual Development Artist (uncredited)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip 2015 Animation supervisor
Flash in the Pain TBA Director; finished in 2014
The Secret Life of Pets 2016 Story artist
Despicable Me 3 2017 Story artist


Annecy International Animated Film Festival (2012) Nominated a The Annecy Cristal for Daffy's Rhapsody (2012)

Chicago International Film Festival (1992) Nominated a Gold Hugo for Best Short Film on Itsy Bitsy Spider (1992)

Daytime Emmy Awards (1999) Nominated a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program for Life with Louie (1995)

DVD Exclusive Awards (2005) Nominated for DVDX Award Best Screenplay (for a DVD Premiere Movie) on Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (2004)

Edgar Allan Poe Awards (1987) Nominated a Edgar for Best Motion Picture on The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

Humanitas Prize (1998) Nominated a Humanitas Prize Children's Animation Category for Life with Louie (1995)


  1. ^ Melendez, Elisa (2012-09-24). "MIA Animation Conference Brings Disney, Cartoon Network Animators to Miami". Retrieved 2016-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Curiously new monkey movie lands in middle of cultural battle ".  SF Gate Retrieved 2016-8-4
  3. ^ "Open Season 2".  DVD Talk Retrieved 2016-8-4
  4. ^ "Happy Feet Two".  Indiewire Retrieved 2016-8-4

External links[edit]