THE EMPEROR'S NEW GROOVE
MARK DINDAL (Director) has been
contributing to the art of animation for the past 20 years in a variety of
artistic capacities and receives his second feature film directing credit with
"The Emperor's New Groove." He made his directing debut in 1997 with
the Warner Bros. animated feature, "Cats Don't Dance." Born in
Columbus, Ohio, Dindal grew up watching Disney animated classics and knew early
on that he wanted to pursue a career in animation. He studied his craft at the
prestigious CalArts animation program before launching his professional career
with Disney in 1980. Starting as an effects inbetweener on "The Fox and the
Hound," he went on to work on "The Black Cauldron," "Mickey's
Christmas Carol," and "The Great Mouse Detective." Following a
brief hiatus to pursue outside projects, he returned to Disney in 1987 for a
stint as visual effects supervisor on "The Little Mermaid" followed by
work on "The Rescuers Down Under." His other credits for the Studio
include visual development for several projects and a stint as effects animator
on "Aladdin." Additionally, he directed the animated segment for the
live-action film, "The Rocketeer."
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