TIM JOHNSON (Director)
previously co-directed the computer-animated hit "Antz," which marked
the first animated feature film from PDI/DreamWorks. He is currently directing
DreamWorks' computer-animated comedy "Over the Hedge," based on the
popular comic strip by Michael Fry and T Lewis, and starring the voices of Jim
Carrey and Garry Shandling.
Johnson's background in film and
animation dates back to his college years. While earning a B.A. in English
Literature at Northwestern University, he produced two animated films, both of
which earned Richter Grant Organization Awards. Upon graduation, he worked for
two years as a freelance cel animator and director. His introduction to computer
animation came in 1985 while he was on staff at Post Effects in Chicago.
In 1988, Johnson joined what was then
PDI, and two years later co-founded the studio's Character Animation Group. He
subsequently served as animation director on "The Simpsons" 1995
Halloween special, "Homer3," leading the team in transforming the
two-dimensional Homer into a three-dimensional world. The episode has remained a
favorite of fans of "The Simpsons," and has become a classic to
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