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ALLISON ABBATE (Producer) is a native of New York, but relocated to Hollywood in 1989 to begin working at Disney. She served in various capacities on several animated feature film releases including The Rescuers Down Under, the Oscar-winning The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. She then worked as artistic coordinator on Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, the first feature-length stop-motion film.

She went on to work in Paris for the Disney Company, setting up a satellite animation studio that completed the Academy Award-nominated Mickey Mouse short Runaway Brain, on which she also served as associate producer.

Abbate joined Warner Bros. Pictures in 1996, where she co-produced the international hit feature Space Jam; the film combined classic animated Warner Bros. Pictures characters with live action sequences starring a cast headlined by Michael Jordan.

She then went on to produce the internationally acclaimed Iron Giant, the feature film adaptation of British Poet Laureate Ted Hughes' 1968 children's book The Iron Man, for which she received a BAFTA award in 1999.

She followed up her success on Iron Giant producing Looney Tunes Back in Action, another family comedy which teamed Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck with Brendan Fraser and Steve Martin.

In spring 2004 Abbate was invited to re-locate to London to produce Tim Burton's Corpse Bride.


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