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Name  Rich Moore
Role  Animator
Upcoming movie  Zootopia

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Born  May 10, 1963 (age 60) (1963-05-10) United States
Occupation  Animation director, film director
Notable work  Wreck-It Ralph Zootopia The Simpsons Futurama
Education  California Institute of the Arts
Awards  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program
Nominations  Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film
Movies  Wreck‑It Ralph, Zootopia, Bring Me the Head of Charlie B, Technological Threat, Somewhere in the Arctic
Similar People  Jack McBrayer, Byron Howard, John C Reilly, Phil Johnston, Alan Tudyk

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Rich Moore (born May 10, 1963) is an American film and television animation director, screenwriter, voice actor, and a creative partner at both Rough Draft Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios. He is best known for his work on the animated television shows The Simpsons, The Critic, and Futurama, and for directing the Disney animated film Wreck-It Ralph (2012) and co-directing Zootopia (2016). He is a two-time Emmy Award winner, a three-time Annie Award winner, and an Academy Award winner.


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Early life and education

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Moore was born and raised in Oxnard, California. He studied film and video at the California Institute of the Arts, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1987. While there, he narrated Jim Reardon's 1986 student film Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown.


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After graduating from CalArts, Moore worked for Ralph Bakshi on CBS's Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures, co-writing all 13 season 1 episodes in 1987. Moore was one of the original three directors of The Simpsons, directing 17 episodes in the first 5 seasons from 1990 to 1993, including some of the show's most famous episodes: "Flaming Moe's", "Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie", and "Marge vs. the Monorail". He won a 1991 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program for The Simpsons, and was the sequence director on The Simpsons Movie in 2007.

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In 1994, Moore became a producer and supervising director for the animated series The Critic. He then oversaw the creative development and production of Futurama as the show's supervising director. He also directed several episodes of the animated series from 1999 to 2001, including the classic "Roswell That Ends Well", for which he won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program.

Moore's other television animation directing credits include Comedy Central's Drawn Together and "Spy vs. Spy" for MADtv. He served as supervising director on the 2009 animated Fox television series Sit Down, Shut Up.


In 2004, Moore directed the Warner Brothers animated short film Duck Dodgers in Attack of the Drones. In 2008, he was invited by John Lasseter to join Disney Animation as a director, with the suggestion that he develop a story set in the world of video games. This would become the 2012 animated feature Wreck-It Ralph, Moore's feature directing debut, and a box office and critical success. Moore also supplied the voices for the film's characters Sour Bill and Zangief. Wreck-It Ralph won five Annie Awards, including Best Animated Feature and a Best Director award for Moore, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Moore's next animated feature film, Disney's Zootopia, which he co-directed with Byron Howard and Jared Bush, was released in March 2016, having the Biggest worldwide opening for an animated film ever and The second highest grossing animated feature film of 2016 to Finding Dory with over a billion dollars (one of five animated films to surpass a billion dollars), The film was also critically acclaimed.


Emmy Awards
  • 1991 – Outstanding Animated Program (Programming Less Than One Hour) for The Simpsons ("Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment")
  • 2002 – Outstanding Animated Program (Programming Less Than One Hour) for Futurama ("Roswell That Ends Well")
  • Annie Awards
  • 2002 – Directing in an Animated Television Production for Futurama ("Roswell That Ends Well")
  • 2012 – Directing in an Animated Feature Production for Wreck-It Ralph
  • 2016 – Directing in an Animated Feature Production for Zootopia (Shared with Byron Howard)
  • Academy Awards
  • 2012 – Nominated: Academy Award for Best Animated Feature for Wreck-It Ralph
  • 2016 – Academy Award for Best Animated Feature for Zootopia
  • The Simpsons

  • "The Telltale Head" (season 1, episode 8, original air date: February 25, 1990)
  • "Homer's Night Out" (season 1, episode 10, March 25, 1990)
  • "Simpson and Delilah" (season 2, episode 2, October 18, 1990)
  • "Treehouse of Horror" (season 2, episode 3, October 25, 1990)
  • "Dead Putting Society" (season 2, episode 6, November 15, 1990)
  • "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment" (season 2, episode 13, February 7, 1991)
  • "Lisa's Substitute" (season 2, episode 19, April 25, 1991)
  • "Stark Raving Dad" (season 3, episode 1, September 19, 1991)
  • "Bart the Murderer" (season 3, episode 4, October 10, 1991)
  • "Flaming Moe's" (season 3, episode 10, November 21, 1991)
  • "Lisa the Greek" (season 3, episode 14, January 23, 1992)
  • "Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?" (season 3, episode 24, August 27, 1992)
  • "A Streetcar Named Marge" (season 4, episode 2, October 1, 1992)
  • "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie" (season 4, episode 6, November 3, 1992)
  • "Marge vs. the Monorail" (season 4, episode 12, January 14, 1993)
  • "The Front" (season 4, episode 19, April 15, 1993)
  • "Cape Feare" (season 5, episode 2, October 7, 1993)
  • The Critic

  • "Pilot" (season 1, episode 1, January 26, 1994)
  • "Lady Hawke" (season 2, episode 3, March 19, 1995)
  • "I Can't Believe It's a Clip Show" (season 2, episode 10, May 21, 1995)
  • Futurama

  • "Space Pilot 3000" (co-directed with Gregg Vanzo) (season 1, episode 1, March 28, 1999)
  • "Hell Is Other Robots" (season 1, episode 9, May 18, 1999)
  • "A Clone of My Own" (season 2, episode 15, April 9, 2000)
  • "Anthology of Interest I" (co-directed with Chris Louden) (season 2, episode 20, May 21, 2000)
  • "Roswell That Ends Well" (season 4, episode 1, December 9, 2001)
  • Baby Blues

  • "Bizzy Moves In" (season 1, episode 2, July 28, 2000)
  • Drawn Together

  • "Clum Babies" (season 2, episode 5, November 16, 2005)
  • "Alzheimer's That Ends Well" (season 2, episode 14, March 8, 2006)
  • References

    Rich Moore Wikipedia