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Chris Buck is an animation film director from Wichita, Kansas. He directed the Disney animated films Tarzan, Frozen, Frozen Fever and Frozen II and Sony Pictures Animation's Surf's Up. He was a supervising animator for Percy, Grandmother Willow and Wiggins for Pocahontas. He won Best Animated Feature for Frozen. He had three children with Shelley ... See full bio »

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Known For

Frozen Director
(2013)
Surf's Up Director
(2007)
Frozen II Director
(2019)
Pocahontas Animation Department
(1995)

Filmography

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 2010 Not Your Time (Short) (animator)
 2004 Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (Video) (animation consultant)
 2004 Home on the Range (supervising animator: "Maggie")
 2001 Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (Video) (additional animator - segment "Mickey's Christmas Carol", uncredited)
 1996 Quack Pack (TV Series) (character designer - 1 episode)
- Phoniest Home Videos (1996) ... (character designer)
 1995/I Pocahontas (character design) / (supervising animator: "Percy", "Grandmother Willow" & "Wiggins")
 1992 Bebe's Kids (animation director)
 1990 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (TV Series) (character designer - 13 episodes)
- A Grimm Story of an Overdue Book (1990) ... (character designer)
- A Job, a Job, My Kingdom for a Job (1990) ... (character designer)
- Never the Twain Shall Meet (1990) ... (character designer)
- When the Going Gets Tough Bill & Ted Are History (1990) ... (character designer)
- This Babe Ruth 'Babe' Is a Dude, Dude (1990) ... (character designer)
 1990 The Rescuers Down Under (character designer)
 1990 Box-Office Bunny (Short) (key animator)
 1989 The Little Mermaid (character designer)
 1988 Oliver & Company (character animator - uncredited)
 1987 Sport Goofy in Soccermania (Short) (supervising animator)
 1987 The Chipmunk Adventure (animator - uncredited)
 1987 The Brave Little Toaster (character designer)
 1987 Amazing Stories (TV Series) (animation supervisor - 1 episode)
- Family Dog (1987) ... (animation supervisor)
 1985 The Black Cauldron (animator - uncredited)
 1983 Mickey's Christmas Carol (Short) (additional animator - uncredited)
 1982 Fun with Mr. Future (Short) (animator)
 1981 The Fox and the Hound (character animator)
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Spouse:

Shelley Rae Hinton  (3 children)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Luckily, I went to school at CalArts, and then ended up here at Disney, starting in the Animation Building and working my way up. I started as an animator, and then did character designing and storyboarding, and eventually, directing. See more »

Trivia:

His eldest son, Ryder, died at the age of 23 on October 27, 2013, in a car collision, when he was hit by two cars after his car broke down on the Glendale Freeway. Ryder was a singer and songwriter performing in his band Ryder Buck and the Breakers, and was recovering from a year-long battle with a Stage 4 testicular cancer. On March 2, 2014, upon accepting the Academy Award for Best Animated ... See more »

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