Jennifer Lee is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer for Walt Disney Animation Studios. Lee was a contributor to the script of Wreck-It Ralph, which was released in 2012. She also contributed to the following 2013 Disney classic Frozen, which she co-directed it along with Chris Buck, and returned as co-director with Buck for the sequel, Frozen II. Lee is the first woman who has directed a Disney feature film, and it is also the first time she directed a film herself.

In 2018, Lee became Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios, replacing John Lasseter.

Feature Film Filmography

Year Film Position Subsidiary
2012 Wreck-It Ralph Screenplay Walt Disney Animation Studios
2013 Frozen Director/Screenplay/Story/Voice Actress (Queen Iduna/Additional Voices)
2014 Big Hero 6 Creative Leadership
2016 Zootopia Story/Creative Leadership
Moana Creative Leadership
2018 A Wrinkle in Time Screenplay Walt Disney Pictures
Ralph Breaks the Internet Executive Producer/Studio Leadership/Creative Leadership (uncredited) Walt Disney Animation Studios
2019 Frozen II Director/Screenplay/Story/Studio Leadership/Creative Leadership
2021 Raya and the Last Dragon Executive Producer/Studio Leadership/Creative Leadership
Encanto

Animated Shorts Filmography

Year Film Position Subsidiary
2015 Frozen Fever Director/Story Walt Disney Animation Studios
2020 Once Upon a Snowman Executive Producer

Television Series Filmography

Year Film Position Subsidiary
2020 At Home With Olaf Executive Producer Walt Disney Animation Studios
2022 Baymax!
Zootopia+
Tiana
Iwájú
2023 Moana: The Series

Gallery

Trivia

  • Aside from being the co-director and screenwriter of Frozen, Lee also voiced Queen Iduna, the mother of Anna and Elsa. Coincidentally, her daughter, Agatha, voiced 9-year-old Anna. For the second film, in which Iduna has a bigger role, Lee was replaced with Evan Rachel Wood.[1]

References

  1. Raphael, Shannon (September 2019). "Evan Rachel Wood Is Playing Anna and Elsa's Dead Mom in 'Frozen 2' and Yes, We're Crying". Distractify. Retrieved on November 9, 2019.


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