Director, producer, screenwriter
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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
The Polar Express
For Disney, he pioneered
ImageMovers Digital Studios for the Walt Disney Company and directed the films: and Who Framed Roger Rabbit . He was also the producer of A Christmas Carol . In January 2020, it was announced that he is set to direct the live-action remake of " Mars Needs Moms ".
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.
Robert Zemeckis at premiere of
A Christmas Carol in October 2009.
Robert Zemeckis speaks onstage at the 62nd annual Directors' Guild of America Awards in January 2010.
Robert Zemeckis attending the 25th anniversary screening of
Who Framed Roger Rabbit in April 2013.
Robert Zemeckis speaks onstage during the 2015 CinamaCon.