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Steven Lisberger

Steven Lisberger

Out of Steven Lisberger's passion for computer games grew the idea for TRON. He and producer Donald Kushner spent two years researching the technology to make the film, on which he is making his live-action directorial debut.

Lisberger was born in New York City on April 24, 1951, and grew up in Cunningham Valley, Pa., in the Pocono Mountains. He is a 1974 graduate of the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

While attending the museum school, he and five associates formed Lisberger Studios. Their first project of note was Cosmic Cartoon, an animated short which earned a Student Academy Award nomination in 1973.

Specializing in animation, Lisberger directed the production, from 1974-77, of commercials, title sequences and feature segments for such shows as the ABC-TV children's series Make a Wish, and the PBS productions Nova, An Evening at the Pops and Rebop.

In 1978, after moving to Venice, Calif., Lisberger and Donald Kushner conceived and produced a 90-minute animated film, Animalympics, for NBC-Tv's aborted coverage of the 1980 Olympics. They have since turned their creative efforts to the development of TRON.

Steven and his wife, Peggy, live in Brentwood, Calif.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Steven Lisberger Facts

BirthdayApril 24, 1951 (71)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

TRON The Original Classic
Tron: The Original Classic
Tron Original & Tron Legacy BD
Hot Pursuit
The Killer Sci fi 3 Pack
Slipstream / Creature
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