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Chris Buck —
born on October 25, 1960,
Chris Buck is an American film director known for co-directing Tarzan, Surf's Up, and Frozen. He also worked as a supervising animator on Home on the Range and Pocahontas... (wikipedia)
When it comes to classic Disney, I've got it in my DNA. I mean, the guy who trained me, the man who mentored me when I first came to the Studio was Eric Larson, one of Walt's Nine Old Men.
You have a soft spot in your heart for each movie, and you're doing certain things. You're learning as you're going, as a director, and each movie is its own entity.
I think what I reacted to so strongly when I first saw 'Pinocchio' was that I identified with the character so strongly. The movie takes you on a whole journey, a rollercoaster of emotions, and that sometimes means some very scary places. But in the end, it comes out okay.
Everyone's asking if there will be a 'Frozen 2', but at the Studio there's actually been no talk about it!
Luckily, I went to school at CalArts, and then ended up here at Disney, starting in the Animation Building and working my way up. I started as an animator, and then did character designing and storyboarding, and eventually, directing.