THE COUNTRY BEARS
PETER HASTINGS (Director)
makes his motion picture directing debut with "The Country Bears,"
following his success creating and executive producing "Disney's One
Saturday Morning" for ABC.
Previously, Warner Bros.
provided a home for his talents as a writer and producer of the animated series
"Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs" and "Tiny Toon Adventures."
Hastings won three Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award for "Animaniacs"
and garnered his fourth Emmy as producer and writer of the prime-time spin-off
"Pinky and the Brain."
Hastings was born and
raised in the Philadelphia suburb of Haverford, Pennsylvania. He attended the
Berklee College of Music in Boston and the Musician's Institute in Los
Angeles, where he graduated as the Fender Outstanding Bass Player of the Year in
Hastings was a company
member at the famed Groundlings Theatre in Hollywood for four years, writing and
performing sketch comedy and improvisation. Hastings' exposure
with the Groundlings led to acting roles and a string of national commercials
before he landed several writing jobs, including at Nickelodeon and other
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