KLAY HALL (Director/Original Story by) was born in Burbank, Calif. Mentored by several of Disney's legendary
"nine old men," including Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, Marc Davis and Ken Anderson, he received a Disney
Scholarship to the California Institute of the Arts character animation program. Immediately upon graduation
from CalArts, he was hired by The Walt Disney Studios to work on the featurette "Sport Goofy." He subsequently
joined Amblin Entertainment's animated television series "Family Dog."
A two-time Emmy nominee for his work on the hit animated television series "King of the Hill," Hall also directed
the popular "Natural Born Kissers" episode of "The Simpsons." His additional television animation credits include
"Father of the Pride" as supervising director and "A Wish for Wings That Work" as directing animator. In addition,
he worked on the Rolling Stones' music video "Harlem Shuffle."
Hall returned to The Walt Disney Studios to direct "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure" for Disneytoon Studios, a
division of Walt Disney Animation Studios under the creative leadership of John Lasseter.
A lifelong aviation enthusiast, Hall is from an illustrious line of flyers and began drawing airplanes at an early age.
His father and grandfather were both aviators, the former serving as a pilot in the Navy. Hall has flown in dozens
of aircraft, from World War II bombers to Vietnam-era Huey helicopters. He is also an ex-Motocross racer and
still enjoys riding in his free time.
Hall resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.
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