Thor Freudenthal

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Thor Freudenthal (born October 20, 1972) is a German film director, animator and special effects artist.

Life and career[edit]

Freudenthal was raised in Berlin, Germany.[1][2][3] He attended the Hochschule der Künste Berlin, and later moved to Southern California as an exchange student at CalArts.[1] He started out as an animation director on short films like Mind the Gap, Monkey Business and The Tenor. He also worked on conceptal/visual art work at Sony Pictures Imageworks on films like Stuart Little, The ChubbChubbs! and Stuart Little 2. He later worked as second unit director on Disney's The Haunted Mansion. In 2005, he directed the short film Motel which was his first live-action film. He then worked as director on Hotel for Dogs in 2009 for DreamWorks Pictures. He directed the live-action/animated feature film, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, based on the book by Jeff Kinney. He has also been featured in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Movie Diary.

He directed Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013).

Thor has also directed multiple episodes of Arrow and one episode of The Flash.


Year Film Credit/Notes
1994 Mind the Gap Director, writer
1996 Monkey Business
1998 The Tenor
1999 Stuart Little Creative and visual effects development
2002 The ChubbChubbs! Character designer, storyboard artist
Stuart Little 2 Conceptual artist
2003 The Haunted Mansion Second unit director
2005 Motel Director, writer
2009 Hotel for Dogs Director
2010 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Director, storyboard artist[4]
2013 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Director
2014- Arrow Director (4 Episodes)
2015- The Flash Director (1 Episode)
2015- Supergirl Director (1 Episode)
2016- Legends of Tomorrow Director (1 Episode)


External links[edit]