We cherish and remember our childhood memories by watching Disney animated movies. Simba will be an unforgettable character that kept captivating our minds. Thanks to Rob Minkoff who gave us some entertaining cartoon memories. Rob Minkoff, is an American filmmaker best known for directing Acadamy-winning animated movies.
The Lion King, Stuart Little, Stuart Little 2, The Forbidden Kingdom, The Haunted Mission, and Mr.Peabody and Sherman are some marvelous movies directed by him. When you look at Rob Minkoff, you feel that he is still a kid at heart. He still looks so fit and fine and hasn’t aged in these years. Rob Minkoff is truly a gentleman. He is an incredibly successful filmmaker yet so humble. Let’s look at Rob Minkoff’s filmography and achievements.
Rob Minkoff Biography
According to Wikipedia Rob Minkoff was born on 11th August 1962, to a Jewish family in California. His father is Jack Robert and his mother is Tola Fay. He studied at the California Institute of Arts specifically in Animation Category. In 1983, Walt Disney hired Rob to work for The Black Cauldron as an in-between artist. Rob Minkoff dated Crystal Kung and got married in 2007. The couple has 2 kids Max and Zoe.
Apart from co-directing super hit animated series like Lion King and Stuart Little, his earlier filmography timeline is also super impressive. After Black Cauldron (1985), he worked as supervisor animator Great Mouse Detective (1986). He was also eminent for designing characters for The Brave Little Toaster (1987). His other venture was becoming a character designer and animator for superhit The Little Mermaid (1989). Moreover, he also wrote the song “Good Company” for the movie Oliver and Company.
He got another global recognition by entering into his first directorial debut with directing movies like Roger Rabbit shorts, Tummy Trouble, and Roller Coaster Rabbit (1990). Blazing Samurai is the most popular production amongst his film contributions. Rob has received several accolades for his contribution to animation movies. He got LAFCA Award for Best Animation for the Lion King. He got BAFTA Children’s Award for Stuart Little and Peabody and Sherman.
We do not know anything as of now about his latest projects. But he keeps on sharing about his works and thoughts on his Instagram account.
Recently in an interview with thatshelf.com, Dork Shelf asked about his experience of working in animated movies and how is it like to work with a lot of moving parts with new technology. To this Rob Minkoff responded,
“Well, scenes like that are so detail-oriented that they definitely take a huge, extra effort from everyone to make them work. But what made this film unusually – even by the standards of making animated movies today – is that we had to create hundreds of individual characters for these scenes. In a typical animated movie, you would have one location or one set and you would have extras in the movie that would populate this world. But they would come from one design and one template. For this movie, we had to have unique designs for unique individuals. We had to have them in France, Egypt, Troy, and anywhere we went, and everywhere that we went we had to have an entirely different set of characters. We ended up creating over 3,900 individual characters for this movie, and that had never been done before”.