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Gary Trousdale

Gary Trousdale

American film director
Gary Trousdale
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American film director
Is Actor Artist Film director Screenwriter Animator Storyboard artist Voice actor
From United States of America
Type Arts Creativity Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 8 June 1960, La Crescenta-Montrose
Age 60 years
Star sign Gemini
Peoplepill ID gary-trousdale
The details


Gary A. Trousdale (born June 8, 1960) is an American film director known for directing movies such as Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Atlantis: The Lost Empire. He frequently works with Kirk Wise and Don Hahn.
Trousdale planned to become an architect, but decided instead to study animation at CalArts, where he studied for three years. He was hired in 1982 to design storyboards and do other animation. He then went to work designing restaurant menus and t-shirts.
Trousdale was hired by Walt Disney Feature Animation in 1985 as an effects animator on The Black Cauldron. He gained true prominence in his field with the success of his animated film directorial debut Beauty and the Beast, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture and won a LAFCA Award. He later directed The Hunchback of Notre Dame in 1996. In 2001 he directed Atlantis: The Lost Empire.
He moved to DreamWorks Animation in 2003, where he worked on projects such as The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper, Shrek the Halls and more recently Scared Shrekless.


  • Beauty and the Beast (2017 - creative consultant)
  • Floyd Norman: An Animated Life (2016 - Himself)
  • Rocky & Bullwinkle (2014 - director)
  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014 - story artist)
  • The Pig Who Cried Werewolf (2011 - director/screenplay)
  • Thriller Night (2011 - director)
  • Scared Shrekless (2010 - director/screenplay)
  • Megamind (2010 - special thanks)
  • Kung Fu Panda (2008 - special thanks)
  • Shrek the Halls (2007 - director/screenplay/voice of Santa) (TV)
  • Flushed Away (2006 - additional story artist)
  • The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (2005 - director)
  • Madagascar (2005 - additional storyboard artist)
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001 - director/story)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996 - director)
  • The Lion King (1994 - story)
  • Aladdin (1992 - pre-production story development: CGI)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1991 - director)
  • The Prince and the Pauper (1990 - storyboard artist)
  • The Rescuers Down Under (1990 - storyboard artist)
  • Cranium Command (1989 - opening sequence director)
  • The Little Mermaid (1989 - storyboard artist)
  • Oliver & Company (1988 - story)
  • Homania (1985 - character designer/animator: Jack of All Trades)
  • My Science Project (1985 - effects animator)
  • The Black Cauldron (1985 - inbetween effects artist)


Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise have cast certain actors in more than one of their films.

Beauty and
the Beast
The Hunchback
of Notre Dame
The Lost Empire
Corey Burton
Jim Cummings
Tony Jay
David Ogden Stiers
Frank Welker
Mary Kay Bergman

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