is an American playwright, producer, animator, and director.
He is well known for directing the 1994 Disney animated film The Lion King (along with Rob Minkoff). He also wrote the Broadway adaptation for the film. Additionally, he worked on other films, such as Tron, The Little Mermaid, Oliver & Company, and Beauty and the Beast.
Outside of Disney, he directed the 2006 Sony animated film Open Season and the 2014 adaptation of Kahlil Gibran's novel The Prophet.
Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff storyboarding a scene for The Lion King.
Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff at The Lion King 3D re-release premiere in August 2011.
Roger Allers at premiere of Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet in July 2015.