Nathan Greno is an American former screenwriter, voice actor, animator, and director at Walt Disney Animation Studios. He served as a story artist for films, such as Brother Bear, Chicken Little, and Bolt and directed the 2010 animated feature film, Tangled, alongside Byron Howard. In November 2018, Greno left Disney to work at Skydance Media.
Greno was born in Kenosha, WI on the southwestern shores of Lake Michigan. As a child, he developed a love for drawing, which quickly evolved into a passion for visual storytelling. Becoming a fan of Disney, he made sure to see all the classics, and, after graduating Columbus College of Art and Design, he submitted a portfolio to the company in 1996. He began his career as a clean-up animation artist on Mulan before becoming a fulltime storyboard artist.
Aside from working behind the scenes, Greno provided voices for minor characters on films he worked on.
|1998||Mulan||Breakdown Animator: Mushu|
|2000||John Henry||Story Team|
|2005||Chicken Little||Additional Story Artist|
|2007||Meet the Robinsons||Screenplay/Story Artist|
|2008||Bolt||Head of Story/Additional Voices|
|2009||Let It Begin||Director|
|2009||Prep & Landing||Voice Actor|
|2012||Tangled Ever After||Director/Writer/Voice Actor|
|2013||Frozen||Additional Story Artist|
|2014||Big Hero 6||Creative Advisor|
- He was slated to direct the film, Gigantic before it was cancelled in October 2017.
- His favorite Disney animated film is Dumbo.