Don Bluth

Don Bluth

Donald Virgil "Don" Bluth (born September 13, 1937) is an American animator, video game designer and independent studio owner who is best known for his departure from The Walt Disney Company in 1979 and his subsequent directing of animated films such as The Secret of NIMH (1982), An American Tail (1986), The Land Before Time (1988), All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989), and Anastasia (1997), as well as his involvement in the laserdisc game Dragon's Lair. He is also often credited for providing competition to Disney during the years leading up to the films that would make up the Disney Renaissance. His movies tend toward rougher and more energetic portrayals than that of Disney films. Often, his films also contain a mystical element, with mysterious, unexplainable forces at work throughout them.

Read more about Don Bluth:  Early Life and The Disney Years, Recent Work, As A Theatre Director, Collaborations, Further Reading

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Morris Sullivan - Biography - Sullivan Bluth Studios
... Three of Walt Disney Animation Studios's highest ranking animators — Don Bluth, Gary Goldman and John Pomeroy — left the Walt Disney Company in 1979, along with a ... The animators and artists, led by Bluth, felt that the Walt Disney Company had turned against its traditional production values in favor of pursuing a profitable bottom line ... Bluth, Pomerory and Goldman set up a new animation studio based in Van Nuys, California ...
Rock-a-Doodle - Production
... proposal was revised by a former Disney animator, Don Bluth, who wanted to tell the rooster's story through live action and animation ... Bluth, who had never done anything in this field, took over from this point ... mothers during test screenings of her scenes made Sullivan Bluth, at the insistence of their investor Goldcrest Films, cover her chest with feathers ...
All Dogs Go To Heaven 2
... Don Bluth, the director of the original film, had no involvement with the sequel ... It was the second theatrical sequel to a Don Bluth production (as most sequels to Don Bluth films, such as The Land Before Time, An American Tail, and The Secret of NIMH, were direct-to-video sequels) the first being ...
American Animation - Trends - Don Bluth
... See also Sullivan Bluth Studios Don Bluth's company had been driven to bankruptcy twice once, as Don Bluth Productions, after the disappointing box office take of The Secret of NIMH coincided with an animator's ... Bluth formed Sullivan Bluth Studios with backing from businessman Morris Sullivan, while film director Steven Spielberg—a long-time animation fan who was interested in producing theatrical animation ... Bluth's 1988 follow-up The Land Before Time was a slightly bigger hit, grossing $48,092,846 ($94.5 million in today's dollars) and spawning 12 sequels ...
Don Bluth - Further Reading
... John Cawley, The Animated Films of Don Bluth, 1991, Image Publishing, ISBN 0-9627508-5-3 (Out of Print) John Grant, Masters of Animation, 2001, Watson-Guptill Publications, ISBN 0-8230-3041-5 ...

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