Ronald Francis "Ron" Clements is an American animator, film director, producer, and screenwriter at Walt Disney Animation Studios who usually works as a director with John Musker.

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.

Since the mid-1980s, he and Musker directed many films for Disney such as The Great Mouse Detective, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, The Princess and the Frog and Moana.

Feature Film Filmography

Year Film Position Subsidiary
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
1992 Aladdin Director/Producer/Screenplay
1997 Hercules Director/Producer/Screenplay
1998 Mulan Writer
2002 Treasure Planet Director/Producer/Animation Story/Screenplay/Developer
2008 Bolt Special Thanks
2009 The Princess and the Frog Director/Screenplay/Story
2014 Big Hero 6 Creative Leadership
2016 Zootopia
Moana Director/Story

Animated Shorts Filmography

Year Film Position Subsidiary
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)
2017 Gone Fishing Director

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Trivia

  • He once said that he wishes he could have worked on Mulan.


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1920’s—1970’s
Disney's Nine Old Men: Milt KahlFrank ThomasOllie JohnstonLes ClarkJohn LounsberyMarc DavisWard KimballEric LarsonWolfgang Reitherman

Animators: Bill TytlaArt BabbittLee BlairPreston BlairFred MooreShamus CulhaneCy YoungDon LuskNorman FergusonHal KingJack HannahDick KinneyHal AmbroKen O'BrienJudge WhitakerBill JusticeDon BluthGary GoldmanCharles A. NicholsBlaine GibsonJohn KennedyJohn EwingWalt StanchfieldFred HellmichAmby PaliwodaWilfred JacksonXavier AtencioBen Sharpsteen
Visual Development, Layout, Background Artists and Character Designers: Gustaf TenggrenMary BlairMarjorie RalstonJoe GrantMel ShawClaude CoatsDon DaGradiJohn HenchEyvind EarleKen O'ConnorThor PutnamAlbert HurterJohn Hubley
Storyboard Artists and Writers: Bill PeetRalph WrightDick HuemerFloyd NormanYale GraceyTed SearsErdman PennerJoe RinaldiWinston HiblerOtto Englander
Directors: Clyde GeronimiHamilton LuskeJack KinneyTed BermanRichard RichLeo MatsudaNathan GrenoGeorge Scribner
Producers: Walt DisneyRon MillerKen Anderson

1980’s—Present
Renaissance Directors: Rob MinkoffRoger AllersGary TrousdaleKirk WiseChris SandersMark DindalJohn Musker

Story Trust Directors: Ron ClementsChris BuckByron HowardDon HallChris WilliamsRich MooreStephen J. Anderson
Producers: Peter Del VechoClark SpencerRoy ConliDorothy McKimDon Hahn
Chief Creative Officer: Jennifer Lee
Associated Figures: Bob IgerRoy Edward DisneyMichael EisnerJohn LasseterEd CatmullJeffrey KatzenbergBob Chapek
Signature Voice Actors: Jim CummingsAlan TudykKatie LowesJohn DiMaggioMaurice LaMarcheJodi BensonDavid Ogden StiersJesse CortiPaul BriggsRaymond S. PersiPhil JohnstonFrank WelkerBill FarmerBrian Cummings
Signature Musicians: Sherman Brothers Robert B. Sherman Richard Sherman Alan Menken Kristen Anderson-Lopez Robert LopezLin-Manuel MirandaHoward AshmanTim RiceStephen SchwartzMarc Shaiman
Supervising Animators: Glen KeaneAndreas DejaAlex KupershmidtEric GoldbergMark HennBruce W. SmithJohn PomeroyRandy HaycockT. Daniel HofstedtTony BancroftTom BancroftTony FucileAnthony DeRosaRuss EdmondsMichael SurreyDuncan MarjoribanksRuben AquinoNik RanieriRon HusbandRick FarmiloeTom SitoTony Anselmo
Visual Development & Storyboard Artists: Dean DeBloisLisa KeeneClaire KeaneBrittney LeeJin KimShiyoon KimCory Loftis

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