Chuck Jones Center for Creativity Board member and animation film director, Rob Minkoff, was featured on the front page of the L.A. Times Calendar section today in an interview about his feature film "Peabody & Sherman" which premiers tomorrow nationwide. (Those who have pre-screened the film have nothing but good to say about it.) To read the full interview, go to the L.A. Times online edition or by clicking on this sentence. Rob has directed several films for Walt Disney Feature Animation, including The Lion King (1994) and two of the Roger Rabbit shorts: Tummy Trouble (1989) and Roller Coaster Rabbit (1990). While working at Disney he wrote the song "Good Company" for Oliver & Company. He also made the films Stuart Little (1999), Stuart Little 2 (2002), The Haunted Mansion (2003) and The Forbidden Kingdom (2008).
Minkoff also participates as a member of the jury for the NYICFF, a local New York City Film Festival dedicated to screening films for children between the ages of 3 and 18.
He is also attached to direct the fantasy action adventure Chinese Odyssey. Rob was also one of the four “Dover Boys” from Cal Arts who was joyfully mentored by Chuck and remained close friends with him until Chuck’s death in 2002.
Rob has supported the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity financially, as well as with his appearances at various events, fundraisers, and now as a member of the Center's Board of Directors.