Clements began his career as an animator for Hanna-Barbera. After a few months there, he was accepted into Disney's Talent Development Program, an animator training ground and workshop. Like his future colleague, he served a two-year apprenticeship with famed animator Frank Thomas and worked on a few projects on the side. His early work in character animation can be seen with The Rescuers and Pete's Dragon.
Feature Film Filmography
|1977||The Rescuers||Character Animator||Walt Disney Animation Studios|
|Pete's Dragon||Walt Disney Pictures|
|1981||The Fox and the Hound||Supervising Animator: Big Mama||Walt Disney Animation Studios|
|1985||The Black Cauldron||Additional Story Contributions|
|1986||The Great Mouse Detective||Director/Story Adaptation|
|1989||The Little Mermaid||Director/Writer|
|2002||Treasure Planet||Director/Producer/Animation Story/Screenplay/Developer|
|2009||The Princess and the Frog||Director/Screenplay/Story|
|2014||Big Hero 6||Creative Leadership|
Animated Shorts Filmography
|1974||Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too||Assistant Animator (Uncredited)||Walt Disney Animation Studios|
|1983||Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore||Story (Uncredited)|
- He once said that he wishes he could have worked on Mulan.