Walt Dohrn

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Walt Dohrn
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Walter Dohrn[1]

(1970-12-05) December 5, 1970 (age 52)[1]
Alma materCalArts[1]
Occupation(s)Writer, director, animator, musician, actor
Years active1994–present

Walter Dohrn (born December 5, 1970) is an American writer, director, animator, musician, and actor. He performed the voice of Rumpelstiltskin in Shrek Forever After,[2] as well as various characters in Shrek the Third. Dohrn has also worked as writer, director, and storyboard director in Season 2 of SpongeBob SquarePants, and he also worked on 2 episodes from Season 3.[3] In 2020, Dohrn signed a deal with DreamWorks Animation.[4]



Year Film Role Notes
1997 Mr. Magoo Layout artist: Creative Capers
2004 Shrek 2 Rumpelstiltskin (deleted scene, delayed) Story artist/writer: additional dialogue
Shark Tale Additional story artist
2005 Madagascar
2007 Shrek the Third Van Student, Xavier, Principal Pynchley, Nanny Dwarf, Evil Knight, Singing Villain Story artist/writer: additional screenplay material
2010 Shrek Forever After Rumpelstiltskin, Priest, Krekraw Head of story
Donkey's Caroling Christmas-tacular Rumpelstiltskin Writer/director
Short film
2011 Thriller Night Short film
2012 Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos Water Prisoner
Rise of the Guardians Additional story artist
2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Spartacus Head of story
Penguins of Madagascar Antarctic Penguin
2016 Trolls Smidge, Fuzzbert, Cloud Guy, Mr. Dinkles, Tunnel Troll, and Wedgie Bergen #2 Co-director[5]
2017 The Boss Baby Photographer
2017 Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Special thanks
2020 Trolls World Tour Smidge, Cloud Guy, Peppy (voice) Director[6]
2021 The Boss Baby: Family Business Time Out Kid (voice)
2022 The Bad Guys Scientist (voice)
2023 Trolls Band Together Cloud Guy (voice) Director[7]


Year Film Role Notes
1997 Nightmare Ned Co-creator/developer/art director
2000–2002 SpongeBob SquarePants Writer/director/storyboard director (Season 2)
2001 A Kitty Bobo Show Animation layout
2001–03 Dexter's Laboratory Story/writer/storyboard artist
2002 Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones? Writer/storyboard artist
2009 Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space Link Kid TV special
2010 Scared Shrekless Special thanks
TV special
2014 King Star King Storyboard supervisor
2018 Trolls: The Beat Goes On! Cloud Guy, Fuzzbert Voice actor
2020 Trolls: TrollsTopia Cloud Guy Voice actor
2020 JJ Villard's Fairy Tales Storyboard supervisor

Video games[edit]

Year Title Notes
1997 Nightmare Ned Director/art director/animation director
2010 Shrek Forever After Rumpelstiltskin (voice)


  1. ^ a b c Cavna, Michael (May 21, 2010). "The 'Riffs Interview: 'SHREK' animator Walt Dohrn steps into the oh-so-green limelight". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 10, 2013. But it also applies to another California artist born "Walter" on a Dec. 5: "Shrek" animator/actor WALT DOHRN. "I like old Disney films that have an edge to them," says Dohrn, 39...
  2. ^ Jonathan Crow (March 12, 2009). "Surprising Voice Behind New 'Shrek' Villain". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved 2010-03-14.
  3. ^ Michael Ordoña (2010-05-16). "Adding dimension to Shrek's last ride". San Francisco Chronicle.
  4. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (2020-07-21). "'Trolls World Tour' Filmmaker Walt Dohrn Signs Exclusive Overall Deal With DreamWorks Animation". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  5. ^ Gleiberman, Owen (8 October 2016). "Film Review: 'Trolls'".
  6. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (6 December 2017). "'Fast & Furious 9' Drives To Easter Weekend 2020; 'Trolls 2' Moves To Spring 2020 – Update".
  7. ^ Grobar, Matt (2023-03-28). "Universal & DreamWorks Set Cast, Official Title For Trolls Threequel Bowing This Fall". Deadline. Retrieved 2023-03-29.

External links[edit]

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