Don Bluth

Don Virgil Bluth (* 13. December 1937 in El Paso, Texas) is an US-American director, producer and a film script author, who became particularly for its work on numerous Zeichentrickfilmen, first with Disney and later in self-direction, world-famous.

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a producer

3,3 as a film script author 3,4 as production designers, buildup on a farm in Payson, Utah . After he had seen at the age of six years of Disney Schneewittchen and the seven dwarves (1937), he began to paint with passion and decided already very early to try as Macher from Zeichentrickfilmen to. After the family had pulled 1954 after Santa Monica , California, the young Don made School conclusion for its High and sent a briefcase with designs to Disney of Studios. Its work was recognized and it was engaged as draughtsmen for intermediate pictures with Zeichentrickfilmen like Dornrö (1959).

after one

year Bluth Disney left and went different ways for two and a half years into a Mormonenkloster into Argentina. After its return it made its conclusion in English literature to the Brigham Young University and opened thereafter with its brother Toby a theatre. After a while Don turned however again to the film, at the television production company Filmation of Studios began it as a layout draughtsman and ascended soon to the leader to the animation department.

return to Disney

after three years with Filmation of Studios returned Bluth 1971 to Disney, where one looked for the direction for the future toward the death of the legendary firm founder still. After the cooperation at Robin Hood (1973) it became the director of animation for Vienna never Puh (1974) and Berne pool of broadcasting corporations & Bianca - the mouse police (1977) and formed themselves appreciably within the company. Contrary to some on thriftiness Bluth value put considered producer on precise, high-quality drawing technique and intelligent, dragging along stories, which should also demand the public.

At this time the contact with the draughtsmen Gary Goldman and John Pomeroy developed. The three developed more and more own ideas and saw soon no more possibility of carrying out these within Disney production.

on own feet

in September Bluth , develop Goldman and Pomeroy left 1979 common Disney and their own Studio that 1982 the dark literature filming Mrs. Brisby and the secret of Nimh brought out. 1986 followed success Feivel of the Mauswanderer produced in co-operation with Steven play mountain.

After the transfer of the Studios to Dublin, Ireland in November 1986 further Zeichentrickfilme followed, under which the most well-known Dino adventure in a country before our time (1988) might be. Later the relatively strongly considered Anastasia ( 1997) and the Science Fiction film titanium A.E followed. (2000), which developed to a catastrophic flop for Studio and production company. As reaction from it Bluth and colleagues shifted for the time being on the Design of computer games, were based however some years later again a film company, Don Bluth of film, Inc.

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Don Bluth affected the Disneyproduktionen of its time by a seriousness ungekannte so far and the high value, which it put on the quality of each individual animation. After he said good-bye to Disney, this influence on the own films strengthened still: Frequently the spectators must argue with the sudden and often even rather brutal death of an important figure and in extremely hard, threatening reality get along (so after the death of Littlefoots nut/mother in in a country before our time and still more in the altogether very dark Mrs. Brisby and the secret of Nimh). Frequently it is therefore questioned whether Bluths of films are really suitable for children.

Visually Bluths of works were characterised the movements of the figures by a high measure of precision and detail wealth, are softer and liquid always than on the average. A characteristic is the strong application of mimischer movements: the characters, so for instance the mouse Feivel in the film of the same name, move their faces, blinzeln and wackeln with the nose, move their mouths and roll with the eyes, whereby they work above average alive.

Filmographie

as a director

  • titanium A.E. (2000)
  • Bartok the great one (1999)
  • Anastasia (1997)
  • The Pebble and the Penguin (1995)
  • the Zaubertroll (1994)
  • Däumeline (1994)
  • skirt A Doodle - the singing Gockelhahn (1991)
  • Charlie - all dogs come into the sky (1989)
  • in a country before our time (1988)
  • Feivel of the Mauswanderer (1986)
  • Mrs. Brisby and the secret of Nimh (1982)
  • banjo the Woodpile Cat (1982)
  • the donkey of Bethlehem (1978)

as a producer

  • titanium A.E. (2000)
  • Bartok the great one (1999)
  • Anastasia (1997)
  • The Pebble and the Penguin (1995)
  • the Zaubertroll (1994)
  • Däumeline (1994)
  • Charlie - all dogs come into the sky (1989)
  • in a country before our time (1988)
  • Feivel of the Mauswanderer (1986)
  • Mrs. Brisby and the secret of Nimh (1982)
  • banjo the Woodpile Cat (1982)
  • the donkey of Bethlehem (1978)

as a film script author

  • Däumeline (1994)
  • Charlie - all dogs come into the sky (1989)
  • Mrs. Brisby and the secret of Nimh (1982)

as a production designer

  • Charlie - all dogs come into the sky (1989)
  • in a country before our time (1988)

different one tasks

of computer games

  • Dragon's Lair, 1983
  • space Ace, 1984
  • Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp, 1991
  • Dragon's Lair III: Curse OF murder READ, 1992
  • Dragon's Lair 3D: Return ton the Lair, 2002

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