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Jeffrey Katzenberg is an American businessman, film studio executive, film producer, CEO of DreamWorks Animation. He was the former Studio Chairman of Disney in the late 80s and early 90s, playing a part in the Disney Renaissance. However, squabbles with Michael Eisner and Roy Edward Disney[1][2][3][4] after the death of Frank Wells led to his forced resignation, and he would form DreamWorks in 1994. In one of his works, he notably voiced Rico in the Madagascar franchise. In 2016, after NBCUniversal bought DreamWorks Animation, Jeffrey Katzenberg moved to DreamWorks New Media.

Executive Producer for Disney Animation

Year Film
1985 The Black Cauldron
1986 The Great Mouse Detective
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit
1988 Oliver & Company
1989 The Little Mermaid
1991 Beauty and the Beast
1992 Aladdin
1994 The Lion King
1995 Pocahontas

Trivia

  • He appeared in a 2006 segment of The Making of Little Mermaid, talking about the possibility of erasing "Part of Your World" from the movie but was talked into keeping it in the film by animator Glen Keane, to which he did and regretted that he almost took the song out of the film.
  • He didn't seem to really approve on the idea of having an "Applause" sign on Genie's back when Aladdin was in previews before its debut in theaters.
  • He was one of the inspirations for Hades in Hercules.

Notes and references

  1. "Michael Eisner on Former Disney Colleagues, Rivals and Bob Iger's Successor".
  2. Stewart 2005, pp. 160–186
  3. "The Epic Disney Blow-Up of 1994: Eisner, Katzenberg and Ovitz 20 Years Later".
  4. Hahn, Don. Waking Sleeping Beauty.. Burbank, California: Stone Circle Pictures/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2009.


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