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Don Bluth is an American animator, film director, producer, writer, production designer, video game designer, and animation instructor.

He started his career at Walt Disney Productions in 1955, only to leave the company in 1979 and start his own animation studio, Don Bluth Entertainment (formerly Sullivan Bluth Studios) after believing the company had lost its charm when they turned down his pitch for an animated feature-length adaptation of Robert C. O'Brien's novel Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, which he decided to create by himself and a few of his friends at the studio. It was shortened to The Secret of NIMH, and the protagonist was originally named Frisby, but the Wham-O Company was the then owner of the toy name Frisbee, so Bluth changed the protagonist's name to Mrs. Brisby. He found his greatest success teaming up with Steven Spielberg and creating An American Tail and The Land Before Time, which both shattered box office records for animated features at the time and challenged Disney, until the release of The Little Mermaid. After departing with Spielberg, Bluth worked on a few more films, All Dogs Go to Heaven being the last successful one, before Don Bluth Entertainment closed down at the release of The Pebble and the Penguin, at which he was hired at Fox Animation Studios. He found new success with Anastasia, but this company closed down at the release of Titan A.E., which was Bluth's last film to date. He is currently fundraising for a movie adaptation of Dragon's Lair.

He was also the older brother of Toby Bluth, who passed away in October 2013.

Fox Filmography

Year Film Position Company Original Distribution Current Distribution
1997 Anastasia Director, producer Fox Animation Studios 20th Century Fox Walt Disney Studios
1999 Bartok the Magnificent Director, producer Fox Animation Studios 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Walt Disney Studios
2000 Titan A.E. Director, producer Fox Animation Studios 20th Century Fox Walt Disney Studios

Outside Filmography

Disney (Non-Fox)

Year Film Position Company Original Distribution Current Distribution
1959 Sleeping Beauty In-between Artist (Uncredited) Walt Disney Productions Buena Vista Distribution Walt Disney Studios
1961 One Hundred and One Dalmatians Assistant Animator (Uncredited) Walt Disney Productions Buena Vista Distribution Walt Disney Studios
1963 The Sword in the Stone Assistant Animator (Uncredited) Walt Disney Productions Buena Vista Distribution Walt Disney Studios
1973 Robin Hood Character Animator Walt Disney Productions Buena Vista Distribution Walt Disney Studios
1974 Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too! Character Animator Walt Disney Productions Buena Vista Distribution Walt Disney Studios
1975 Escape to Witch Mountain Animator: titles Walt Disney Productions Buena Vista Distribution Walt Disney Studios
1977 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Character Animator Walt Disney Productions Buena Vista Distribution Walt Disney Studios
1977 The Rescuers Directing Animator Walt Disney Productions Buena Vista Distribution Walt Disney Studios
1977 Pete's Dragon Animation Director Walt Disney Productions Buena Vista Distribution Walt Disney Studios
1978 The Small One Director, Producer, Animator Walt Disney Productions Buena Vista Distribution Walt Disney Studios
1981 The Fox and the Hound Supervising Animator Walt Disney Productions Buena Vista Distribution Walt Disney Studios

Other Studios

Year Film Position Company Original Distribution Current Distribution
1972 Journey Back to Oz Layout artist Filmation EBA
Filmation Associates
Hallmark Home Entertainment
1979 Banjo the Woodpile Cat Director, producer, writer/screenplay and animator Don Bluth Productions ABC Specials Walt Disney Studios
1980 Xanadu Animation sequence unit Universal Pictures Universal Pictures Universal
1982 The Secret of NIMH Director, producer, writer, animator, story adaptation, layout artist, visual development Aurora Productions
Don Bluth Productions
United Artists (through Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
1986 An American Tail Director, producer, production designer, storyboard artist, title designer Amblin Entertainment
Sullivan-Bluth Studios
Universal Pictures Universal
1988 The Land Before Time Director, producer, production designer, storyboard artist, title designer Amblin Entertainment
Sullivan-Bluth Studios
Universal Pictures Universal
1989 All Dogs Go to Heaven Director, producer, writer, animator, story, production designer, storyboard artist Goldcrest Films
Sweatbox Animation
Sullivan-Bluth Studios
United Artists (through Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Worldwide)
The Rank Organisation (UK/Ireland)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
1991 Rock-a-Doodle Director, producer, writer, animator, story, storyboard artist Goldcrest Films
Sullivan-Bluth Studios
The Samuel Goldwyn Company (USA and Canada)
The Rank Organisation (UK/Ireland)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
1994 Thumbelina Director, producer, writer Don Bluth Ireland, Ltd. Warner Bros. Family Entertainment (Warner Bros. Pictures) Walt Disney Studios
1994 A Troll in Central Park Director, producer, writer, story Don Bluth Ireland, Ltd. Warner Bros. Family Entertainment (Warner Bros. Pictures) Walt Disney Studios
1995 The Pebble and the Penguin Director, producer Don Bluth Limited Metro Goldwyn Mayer (USA)
Warner Bros. Family Entertainment (Warner Bros. Pictures) (Worldwide)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (US)
Walt Disney Studios (international)

External links

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Media
1956 film (Video) • 1997 film (Video) • Bartok the MagnificentOn IceMusicalSoundtrackAdventures with Pooka and Bartok
Characters
Live-action: Anna Koreff • General Bounine • Maria Feodorovna • Boris Adreivich Chernov • Baroness Elena von Livenbaum • Chamberlain • Piotr Ivanovich Petrovin • Prince Paul von Haraldberg • Irina Lissemskaia • Stepan • Mikhail Vlados • Marusia • Maxime

Animated: AnastasiaGrigori RasputinBartokDimitriVladimirPhlegmenkoffSophiePookaDemonsNicholas II Romanov
Spin-off prequel: LudmillaZoziPiloffBaba YagaSkullObleIvan RomanovVol

Locations
Russian Circus
Songs
Transports
Objects
Rasputin's ReliquaryRomanov family's Music Box
See also
Don BluthGary GoldmanTitan A.E.

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