11. MFFA Animator



Goldberg, Eric


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American animator, director and dubbing actor, Eric Goldberg, was born in 1955 in Levittown, Pennsylvania. He studied at Pratt Institute, where he majored in illustration. He entered the industry in the mid-1970s. During the 1980s, Goldberg started his own London-based studio, Pizazz Pictures, to produce television commercials. He soon closed his studio to work at Disney Animation Studios in California. He was the lead animator on the character of Genie in the film “Aladdin” (1992), and the lead animator on Phil in “Hercules”(1997). In 1997, Goldberg began plans to produce an animated short set to the music of George Gershwin's “Rhapsody in Blue”. His film eventually became part of Disney's “Fantasia 2000”. He also served as director for “Fantasia 2000's” The Carnival of the Animals segment. At Warner Bros. he directed a live-action/animation hybrid feature “Looney Tunes: Back in Action” and provided the voices of Marvin the Martian, Tweety, and Speedy Gonzales. He was also the supervising animator for Louis in “The Princess and he Frog” and Rabbit in “Winnie the Pooh”(2011).