Gary Trousdale talking about Waking Sleeping Beauty.

Life and Early Disney CareerEdit

Gary Trousdale was born on June 8, 1960 and is 51 years old. He went to work for Disney as an effects animator for 1985 The Black Cauldron which was the first Disney Film to have CGI (Computer Generated Imagery), especially with Princess Eilonwy's bauble. He was also a story creator for 1988 Oliver and Company,1992 Aladdin, 1994 The Lion King and 2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire. He was also the storyboard animator for 1989 The Little Mermaid.

Role as DirectorEdit

Trousdale debuted as a director through 1991 Beauty and the Beast as was his partner, Kirk Wise. The two of them won anLAFCA (Los Angeles Film Critics Association) award for best film direction. The two of them were so successful that they worked as co-directors for 1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame and 2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire. After their third movie was released, they left the Walt Disney Company and went to the Dreamworks Company where their directorial talents lived on.