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Tom Sito

Tom Sito is a 26-year veteran of animated film production. His screen credits include the Disney classics The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Pocahontas, Fantasia 2000 and Dinosaurs.

Sito left a directorial post at Disney to help build DreamWorks where his talents contributed to The Prince of Egypt, Antz, Spirt, Paulie and the current release Shrek. Also active in television, he directed the shows He Man and the Masters of the Universe and Fat Albert, among others.

In addition to directing, Sito has produced short films, teaches at the University of California and California Institute of the Arts, and has written numerous articles for Animation Magazine and Animation World Network's online magazine. He has lectured on animation at NYU, SVA, UCLA, the American Film Institute, SIGGRAPH, Microsoft, Capilano College, Sheridan College in Canada, the Ecole De Grand Gobelin in Paris, Palma Majorca and the Yomiuri Forum in Tokyo. He is president of the Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists Union, where he is an outspoken advocate for artists' rights, and vice president of the International Animators Society (ASIFA/Hollywood), as well as a member of the Motion Picture Academy and Hollywood Heritage.

In 1998 Sito was named in Animation Magazine's list of the 100 Most Important People in Animation.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Tom Sito Facts

OccupationAnimator, Director
BirthdayMay 19, 1956 (67)
BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Tom Sito compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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