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Tim Johnson (film director)

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Years active
1990 – Present


Tim Johnson

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August 27, 1961 (age 62) (

Alma mater
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Film director, animator

Home, Over the Hedge, Antz, Sinbad: Legend of the Seve, Kung Fu Panda Holiday

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Tim Johnson (born August 27, 1961) is an American animation director. Johnson has directed in many films such as Antz, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas and Over the Hedge. Recently, he directed the DreamWorks 3D film Home.


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Life and career

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Johnson was born in Chicago. He studied at Northwestern University where he earned a BA in English Literature. He also produced two animated films; both of which earned Richter Grant Organization Awards.

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Upon graduating, he worked for two years as a freelance animator and director. His introduction to computer animation came in 1985 while he worked on the staff at Post Effects in Chicago. He later joined Pacific Data Images (PDI) in 1988 and two years later co-founded the studio's Character Animation Group. He also directed the first CG Pillsbury Doughboy commercial.

Johnson won two Annie awards on Antz and Over the Hedge, an Audience Award on Over the Hedge, and a Grand Prize for The Simpsons' "Treehouse of Horror VI".

He served as executive producer for How to Train Your Dragon.

He directed Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special and Home, DreamWorks Animation's 2015 animated feature film adaptation of The True Meaning of Smekday.


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