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CHRIS BUCK (Director/Screenplay) has been a major creative force in the world of animation for over two decades.

He most recently worked on Walt Disney Pictures' 2004 feature Home on the Range as a supervising animator. Before that, Buck made his feature directing debut with Disney's blockbuster animated feature, Tarzan.

Buck's other credits at Disney include the 1995 animated feature Pocahontas, on which he oversaw the animation of three central characters: Percy, Grandmother Willow and Wiggins. Buck also helped design characters for the 1989 animated blockbuster The Little Mermaid, performed experimental animation for The Rescuers Down Under and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, and was an animator on The Fox and the Hound.

His career also has included a stint at Hyperion Pictures, where Buck helped develop several films and served as a directing animator on the feature Bebe's Kids. He joined creative forces with director Tim Burton to help storyboard Disney's live-action featurette Frankenweenie and worked with Burton again as directing animator on the Brad Bird-directed "Family Dog” episode of Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories” and as director of the subsequent primetime animated series.

Additionally, Buck's credits include a number of animated commercials (including some with the Keebler Elves) for such Los Angeles-based production entities as Film Fair, Kurtz & Friends, and Duck Soup.

A native of Wichita, Kansas, Buck studied character animation for two years at CalArts, where he also taught from 1988-1993.

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