Tim Johnson (film director)
August 27, 1961 |
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Alma mater||Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences|
|Occupation||Film director, animator|
|Years active||1990 – Present|
Tim Johnson (born August 27, 1961) is an American animation director. Johnson has directed in many films such as Antz, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas and Over the Hedge. Recently, he directed the DreamWorks 3D film Home.
Life and career
Johnson was born in Chicago. He studied at Northwestern University where he earned a BA in English Literature. He also produced two animated films; both of which earned Richter Grant Organization Awards.
Upon graduating, he worked for two years as a freelance animator and director. His introduction to computer animation came in 1985 while he worked on the staff at Post Effects in Chicago. He later joined Pacific Data Images (PDI) in 1988 and two years later co-founded the studio's Character Animation Group. He also directed the first CG Pillsbury Doughboy commercial.
He served as executive producer for How to Train Your Dragon.
|1995||No More Fairy Tales? An Hoodwinked Short Film||Character Animator, Art Director, Writer and Director (short film)|
|2000||Cyberworld||Director: Antz segment, Animation Director: Homer3 segment|
|2003||Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas||Director|
|2006||Over the Hedge||Director, Screen Story|
|Hammy's Boomerang Adventure||Creative Consultant|
|2010||How to Train Your Dragon||Executive Producer|
|1995||Treehouse of Horror VI||Computer Animation Director|
|2010||Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special||Director|
- "Johnson, Tim, 1961 August 27-". Library of Congress. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
- Mastrantonio, Rilio (May 13, 2006). "Tim Johnson / Wanda Sykes Interview: Over The Hedge". Hollywood Snitch. Retrieved November 5, 2012.
- "World-changing Alumni". Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
- "HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON (2010) – Crew info". Visual Hollywood. Retrieved November 5, 2012.
- "Jim Parsons and Rihanna to Voice DreamWorks Animation's Happy Smekday!". DreamWorks Animation. ComingSoon.net. June 20, 2012. Retrieved June 20, 2012.
- "Movie Title Changes". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 16, 2013.
- "DreamWorks Animation Moves Up 'Penguins Of Madagascar' Bow, Bumps 'Home' To 2015". Deadline.com. 2014-05-20. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
- D'Alessandro, Anthony (December 5, 2016). "‘How To Train Your Dragon 3’ Flies To 2019; Uni’s DWA To Scale ‘Everest’". Deadline. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
- "DreamWorks Animation Conjures Up Rumblewick" (Press release). DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. March 3, 2011. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
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