Peter Del Vecho

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Peter Del Vecho
Frozen premier.jpg
Peter Del Vecho (left), Jennifer Lee (middle), and Chris Buck (right) at the premiere of Disney's Frozen on November 19, 2013.
Born (1958-04-06) 6 April 1958 (age 61)
Alma materBoston University
OccupationFilm producer
EmployerWalt Disney Animation Studios (1995-present)
Known forFrozen, Winnie the Pooh, The Princess and the Frog, Treasure Planet
Spouse(s)Jane Del Vecho

Peter Del Vecho, p.g.a., is a film producer at Walt Disney Animation Studios, where he is also senior vice president of production.[1] He is best known for winning, together with directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature for the 2013 film Frozen.[2]

Del Vecho grew up in the city of Quincy, in the South Shore area just outside Boston, Massachusetts.[3] He graduated in 1987 from the Boston University College of Fine Arts, where he studied theater production, and worked in theatre for many years.[4] In 1995, after working at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis for about 7 years, he was recruited by Disney Animation.[3] He started out in production management and transitioned into producing.[3]

Besides Frozen, Del Vecho produced the Disney Animation films The Princess and the Frog (2009) and Winnie the Pooh (2011), and was an associate producer of Treasure Planet (2002), which was directed by John Musker and Ron Clements.[5]

In Spring 2015, Del Vecho produced Frozen Fever, a short film based on Frozen which was again co-directed by Buck and Lee.[6] On March 12, 2015, Disney Animation announced that Del Vecho would produce a full-length sequel to Frozen, again co-directed by Lee and Buck.[7]


  1. ^ Pearson, Ben. "Walt Disney Animation Isn't Opposed to Hand-Drawn Features, Jennifer Lee Talks About Making Changes After John Lasseter's Exit [Interview]". /Film. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Oscar Winners 2015: The Complete List - 86th Academy Awards".
  3. ^ a b c Shanahan, Mark; Meredith Goldstein (6 February 2014). "'Frozen' producer Peter Del Vecho has South Shore roots". Boston Globe. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  4. ^ Laskowski, Amy (28 February 2014). "Frozen Producer Heads to the Oscars". BU Today. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Peter Del Vecho". IMDb. Retrieved 2014-03-20.
  6. ^ Gettell, O. (September 3, 2014). "Disney short 'Frozen Fever' coming in spring 2015, with new song". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-09-06.
  7. ^ Graser, M. (March 12, 2015). "Disney Announces 'Frozen 2′". Variety. Retrieved 2015-03-15.

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