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Mark Louis Dindal is an American film director, screenwriter, effects animator, character designer, storyboard artist, and voice actor, who created and directed Chicken Little, The Emperor's New Groove, and Cats Don't Dance.

He was born in Columbus, Ohio and began his career at Disney working as an effects animation assistant on The Fox and the Hound in 1980, and since then he worked in many Disney projects as an effects animator, and also led the special effects for several classic movies, such as The Little Mermaid and The Rescuers Down Under before becoming a director.

Outside of Disney, Dindal worked on the animated series Bravestarr and animated features, like Cats Don't Dance, Happily Ever After, Tom & Jerry: The Movie, and Wonder Park as an animator and director for some projects.

Feature Film Filmography

Year Film Position Company
1981 The Fox and the Hound Assistant Effects Animator Walt Disney Animation Studios
1985 The Black Cauldron Effects Animator
1986 The Great Mouse Detective
1987 The Brave Little Toaster Effects Animation Consultant Walt Disney Pictures
1988 Oliver & Company Effects Animator Walt Disney Animation Studios
1989 The Little Mermaid Visual Effects Supervisor
1990 The Rescuers Down Under Effects Animator
1991 The Rocketeer Director: Animation Segments Walt Disney Animation Studios
1992 Aladdin Effects Animator Walt Disney Animation Studios
2000 The Emperor's New Groove Director
Story
Voice Actor (Kitty Yzma) (Uncredited)
2005 Chicken Little Director
Story
Character Designer
Voice Actors (Morkubine Porcupine and Coach)
Kronk's New Groove Characters Disneytoon Studios

Television Filmography

Year Television Position Subsidiary
1992 The Little Mermaid effects animation
effects consultant
Disney Television Animation
2006-2008 The Emperor's New School Creator/Writer

Animated Shorts Filmography

Year Film Position Company
1982 Fun with Mr. Future Animator Walt Disney Pictures
1983 Mickey's Christmas Carol Effects Animator Walt Disney Animation Studios
1987 Sport Goofy in Soccermania
1990 The Prince and the Pauper Storyboard Artist


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1920’s—1970’s
Disney's Nine Old Men: Milt KahlFrank ThomasOllie JohnstonLes ClarkJohn LounsberyMarc DavisWard KimballEric LarsonWolfgang Reitherman

Animators: Bill TytlaArt BabbittLee BlairPreston BlairFred MooreShamus CulhaneCy YoungDon LuskNorman FergusonHal KingJack HannahDick KinneyHal AmbroKen O'BrienJudge WhitakerBill JusticeDon BluthGary GoldmanCharles A. NicholsBlaine GibsonJohn EwingWalt StanchfieldFred HellmichAmby PaliwodaWilfred JacksonXavier AtencioBen SharpsteenEarl HurdDale OliverEric CleworthDavid HandFred SpencerJulius SvendsenEd BenedictKenneth MuseRudolf Ising
Visual Development, Layout, Background Artists and Character Designers: Gustaf TenggrenMary BlairMarjorie RalstonLillian BoundsJoe GrantMel ShawClaude CoatsDon DaGradiJohn HenchEyvind EarleKen O'ConnorThor PutnamAlbert HurterJohn HubleyHerbert RymanDon GriffithBasil DavidovichJack BoydPeter EllenshawRuthie Tompson
Storyboard Artists and Writers: Bill PeetRalph WrightDick HuemerFloyd NormanYale GraceyTed SearsErdman PennerJoe RinaldiWinston HiblerOtto EnglanderWilliam CottrellBill BergAl BertinoT. HeeHomer BrightmanTed OsbourneLarry ClemmonsHarry Reeves
Directors: Clyde GeronimiHamilton LuskeJack KinneyTed BermanRichard RichNathan GrenoGeorge ScribnerRiley Thomson
Producers: Walt DisneyRon MillerKen AndersonDon DuckwallPerce Pearce

1980’s—Present
Renaissance Directors: Rob MinkoffRoger AllersGary TrousdaleKirk WiseChris SandersMark DindalJohn Musker

Story Trust Directors: Ron ClementsChris BuckByron HowardDon HallChris WilliamsRich MooreStephen J. Anderson
Producers: Peter Del VechoClark SpencerRoy ConliDorothy McKimDon Hahn
Chief Creative Officer: Jennifer Lee
Associated Figures: Bob IgerRoy Edward DisneyMichael EisnerJohn LasseterEd CatmullJeffrey KatzenbergBob Chapek
Signature Voice Actors: Jim CummingsAlan TudykKatie LowesJohn DiMaggioMaurice LaMarcheJodi BensonDavid Ogden StiersJesse CortiPaul BriggsRaymond S. PersiPhil JohnstonFrank WelkerBill FarmerBrian Cummings
Signature Musicians: Sherman Brothers Robert B. Sherman Richard Sherman Alan Menken Kristen Anderson-Lopez Robert LopezLin-Manuel MirandaHoward AshmanTim RicePhil CollinsGlenn SlaterStephen SchwartzMarc Shaiman
Supervising Animators: Glen KeaneAndreas DejaAlex KupershmidtEric GoldbergMark HennJohn PomeroyRandy HaycockDale BaerT. Daniel HofstedtTony BancroftTom BancroftTony FucileAnthony DeRosaRuss EdmondsMichael SurreyBruce W.SmithDuncan MarjoribanksRuben AquinoNik RanieriRon HusbandRick FarmiloeTom SitoTony AnselmoRandy Cartwright
Visual Development & Storyboard Artists: Dean DeBloisLisa KeeneClaire KeaneBrittney LeeJin KimShiyoon KimCory Loftis

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