Rich Moore

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Rich Moore
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Born (1963-05-10) May 10, 1963 (age 52)
United States
Occupation Animation director, film director
Notable work Wreck-It Ralph
The Simpsons

Rich Moore (born May 10, 1963) is an American animation director and a business partner in Rough Draft Studios, best known for his work on The Simpsons, Futurama and Wreck-It Ralph.

Life and career[edit]

Moore studied animation at California Institute of the Arts. During his college years at CalArts, he narrated his friend Jim Reardon's student film Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown.

His animation directing credits include the television series The Simpsons, Futurama, The Critic, Drawn Together and Baby Blues, and the segment "Spy vs. Spy" for MADtv. He was also sequence director on The Simpsons Movie, and served as a supervising director on the Fox television series Sit Down, Shut Up, which debuted in 2009.[1] On Futurama, he served as supervising director for the entire original series, though the post was shared by Gregg Vanzo in the first production season and with Bret Haaland for the second production season.

Moore directed the theatrical feature Wreck-It Ralph for the Walt Disney Animation Studios, released on November 2, 2012,[2] and proved to be a worldwide success. He also supplied the voices for the characters Sour Bill and Zangief of Street Fighter. For 2016, he is directing, along with director Byron Howard and co-director Jared Bush, another Disney animated film, Zootopia.[3]

Directing credits[edit]

The Simpsons[edit]


Drawn Together[edit]

Theatrically released films[edit]


Emmy Award
Annie Award
  • 2002 – Directing in an Animated Television Production for "Roswell That Ends Well"[5]
  • 2012 – Best Directing in a Feature Production for Wreck-It Ralph
Academy Award
  • 2012 – Nominated: Best Animated Feature for Wreck-It Ralph


  1. ^ Cynthia Littleton and Michael Schneider (2008-05-11). "Fox greenlights 'Fringe'". Variety. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  2. ^ "Wreck-It Ralph Movie Details". Moviefone. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  3. ^ "Walt Disney Animation Studios Reveals New Zootopia Concept Art". March 3, 2015. Retrieved March 7, 2015. 
  4. ^ Azrai, Ahmad (2004-10-31). "Farewell to the funny future". Asia Africa Intelligence Wire. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  5. ^ "30th Annual Annie Award Nominees and Winners". International Animated Film Society. 2002. Retrieved 2007-06-28. 

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