Phil Roman

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Philip Roman
Born (1930-12-21) December 21, 1930 (age 84)
Fresno, California, U.S.
Occupation Animator, director
Years active 1958-present

Philip Roman (born December 21, 1930 in Fresno, California) is an American animator. He is the founder of animation studios Film Roman and Phil Roman Entertainment. Roman is of Mexican American descent.[1]

Early in his career, Roman was an animator for Chuck Jones's independent studios, Sib Tower 12 Productions and later Chuck Jones Productions. He was a lead animator for 1966's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, and also provided an audio commentary along with June Foray on the DVD release of the film.

The animation studio he founded, Film Roman, is best known for producing the animation for The Simpsons and King of the Hill for 20th Century Fox and MTV, as well as the Garfield and Peanuts animated television specials.[2]

Roman directed the 1992 feature-length cartoon Tom and Jerry: The Movie. He was the director of a few Peanuts specials, as well as director or co-director of twelve of the thirteen prime-time Garfield television specials from 1982 to 1991, and was producer of the final Garfield special, Garfield Gets a Life.

Phil Roman sold Film Roman in 1999 and formed Phil Roman Entertainment. The company produced the animated special Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.

Roman will serve as the production supervisor and executive producer in the Mexican-American animated film El Americano: The Movie, set to be released in early 2014.[3]

Following Film Roman's purchase by Waterman Entertainment, Roman, returned to the company he founded as chairman emeritus.[4]

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  2. ^ "Company Town; Drawing on Creativity; A Struggling Film Roman Tries to Reanimate Itself". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  3. ^ Olmos and Animex Join Forces on El Americano The Movie Animation World Network. Retrieved December 13, 2013. May 18, 2012.
  4. ^ McNary, Dave (12 November 2015). "‘Simpsons’ Animator Film Roman Bought by Waterman Entertainment". Variety. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 

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