Tony Leondis

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Tony Leondis
Born Anthony Leondis
(1972-03-24) March 24, 1972 (age 43)
New York City, United States
Occupation Director, writer, story artist, voice actor
Notable work Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch, Igor

Anthony "Tony" Leondis (born March 24, 1972) is an American film director, writer and voice actor of animation.

Leondis started his career as a story artist working on films such as The Prince of Egypt and The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. He later joined DisneyToon Studios, where he co-wrote the script for Kronk's New Groove. Leondis made his directorial debut on Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch in 2005. In 2008, he directed his first theatrical animated film, Igor, for Exodus Film Group.[1]

Since 2009, he was directing at DreamWorks Animation an animated feature film about ghosts, titled B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations [2] The film, which was based on his original idea,[3] was scheduled to be released in 2015,[4] but by late 2014, it was pulled from DWA's schedule and went back into restructuring.[5][6]

In July 2015, it was reported that Leondis sold to Sony Pictures Animation a pitch for an animated film about emoji.[7] Leondis, who will co-wrote the film with Eric Siegel, is also set to direct it.[7]

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  1. ^ "Weinsteins tap ‘Igor’ helmer". Variety. August 11, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ Barrett, Annie (June 19, 2009). "DreamWorks greenlights animated ghost project 'Boo U'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ DreamWorks Animation (October 31, 2013). "Bill Murray Gets Ghost Busted with Jennifer Coolidge and Octavia Spencer in B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations". Pitch Engine. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  4. ^ DreamWorks Animation (September 9, 2012). "New Distributor Twentieth Century Fox Unveils DreamWorks Animation's Release Slate Through 2016". DreamWorks Animation. Retrieved September 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ Verrier, Richard (November 17, 2014). "DreamWorks Animation shares plummet after Hasbro talks end". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (July 21, 2015). "Emoji At Center Of Bidding Battle Won By Sony Animation; Anthony Leondis To Direct". Deadline. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Fleming Jr., Mike (July 21, 2015). "Emoji At Center Of Bidding Battle Won By Sony Animation; Anthony Leondis To Direct". Deadline. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 

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