Tim Johnson (born August 27, 1961) is an American animation director. Johnson has directed in many films such as , Antz and Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas . Recently, he directed the DreamWorks Over the Hedge 3D film Home.
Life and career [ edit ]
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 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. He later joined [4 ] Pacific Data Images (PDI) in 1988 and two years later co-founded the studio's Character Animation Group. He also directed the first CG [4 ] Pillsbury Doughboy commercial.
Johnson won two Annie awards on
and Antz , an Audience Award on Over the Hedge 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
and Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special , Home DreamWorks Animation's 2015 animated feature film adaptation of . The True Meaning of Smekday [5 ] [6 ] [7 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "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
^ a b c "HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON (2010) – Crew info". Visual Hollywood . Retrieved . November 5, 2012
^ a b "Jim Parsons and Rihanna to Voice DreamWorks Animation's Happy Smekday!". DreamWorks Animation. ComingSoon.net. June 20, 2012 . Retrieved . June 20, 2012
^ a b "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
^ "DreamWorks Animation Conjures Up Rumblewick" (Press release). DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. March 3, 2011 . Retrieved . March 3, 2011
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