Tim Johnson (film director)

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Tim Johnson
Born (1961-08-27) August 27, 1961 (age 52)[1]
Chicago[2]
Alma mater Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences[3]
Occupation Film director, animator
Years active 1990 – Present
Employer DreamWorks Animation

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.

Career[edit]

Johnson studied at Northwestern University where he earned a BA in English Literature. He also produced two animated films; both of which earned Richard Grant Organization Awards.[4]

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.[4] He later joined Pacific Data Images (PDI) in 1988 and two years later co-founded the studio's Character Animation Group.[4] He also directed the first CG Pillsbury Doughboy commercial.

Johnson won two Annie awards on Antz and Over the Hedge, an Audience Award on Over the Hedge, and a Grand Prize for The Simpsons' "Treehouse of Horror VI".

He served as executive producer for How to Train Your Dragon.

He has most recently served as the director of the Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special, and is set to direct for DreamWorks Animation a 2014 animated feature film adaptation of The True Meaning of Smekday, titled Home.[5][6]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
1998 Antz Director, Idea
2000 Cyberworld Director: Antz segment, Animation Director: Homer3 segment
2001 Shrek Special Thanks
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
2014 Home[5][6] Director
TBA Rumblewick[7] Director

Television[edit]

Year Title Role
1995 Treehouse of Horror VI Computer Animation Director
2010 Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special Director

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Johnson, Tim, 1961 August 27-". Library of Congress. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ Mastrantonio, Rilio (May 13, 2006). "Tim Johnson / Wanda Sykes Interview: Over The Hedge". Hollywood Snitch. Retrieved November 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ "World-changing Alumni". Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON (2010) – Crew info". Visual Hollywood. Retrieved November 5, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Jim Parsons and Rihanna to Voice DreamWorks Animation's Happy Smekday!". DreamWorks Animation. ComingSoon.net. June 20, 2012. Retrieved June 20, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Movie Title Changes". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 16, 2013. 
  7. ^ "DreamWorks Animation Conjures Up Rumblewick" (Press release). DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. March 3, 2011. Retrieved March 3, 2011. 

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