Robert Lee Zemeckis is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter, known for founding the company ImageMovers. He is perhaps best known for directing and/or producing some of the greatest blockbuster movies of all time, most notably the Back to the Future film trilogy, Forrest Gump, Beowulf, and The Polar Express.
For Disney, he pioneered ImageMovers Digital Studios for the Walt Disney Company and directed the films: Who Framed Roger Rabbit and A Christmas Carol. He was also the producer of Mars Needs Moms. In January 2020, it was announced that he is set to direct the live-action remake of "Pinocchio".
He and Bob Gale pitched Back to the Future to Disney, but they felt the story of a mother falling in love with her son was not appropriate for a family film under the Disney name.