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Bill Kroyer


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Visual Effects AnimatorAnimatorFilm directorWriter

Known for
animation/visual effects

Academy Award for Best Short Film (Animated)

FernGully: The Last Rainforest, Technological Threat, Computer Warriors

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William "Bill" Kroyer is an American director of animation and computer graphics commercials, short films, movie titles and theatrical films. He and Jerry Rees were the main animators for the CGI sequences in Tron. He is currently the head of the Digital Arts department at Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University.


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Kroyer began his animation career in 1975 by working in a small commercial studio. In 1977, he finally ended up at Disney Studios as animator on The Fox and the Hound but left Disney later because he did not want to work on The Black Cauldron. It was then he met future Tron director Steven Lisberger, who was working on Animalympics. After Animalympics was completed, Lisberger developed Tron and sold it to Disney.

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After Tron was finished, Kroyer decided to stay with computer animation instead of traditional animation and worked at Robert Abel and Associates and Digital Productions. In 1986, he and his wife, Sue, started Kroyer Films to combine computer animation with hand-drawn animation. They made a short film titled, Technological Threat and it was nominated for an Academy Award in 1988.

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He directed Computer Warriors in 1990 as then FernGully: The Last Rainforest in 1992. He was originally set to direct Quest for Camelot but left the project over creative differences.

Soon after he joined Rhythm and Hues Studios as Senior Animation Director and supervised the CGI animation for films such as Garfield, Scooby Doo, Cats & Dogs and The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas.

In early 2009 he began teaching at Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts in Orange, California.

In 2017 he and his wife Susan became the first couple to receive the [June Foray Award] from the international Animation Society for their "contributions to the art and industry of animation."


  • FernGully: The Last Rainforest (director)
  • Computer Warriors: The Adventure Begins (writer, director)
  • Technological Threat (writer, director, producer)
  • References

    Bill Kroyer Wikipedia