George Scribner is an artist, director and animator that belongs to the rare group of artists that has directed a feature film for Disney.
Scribner was born and raised in the Republic of Panama, where he attended grade schools and drew his way through most of his classes. After attending The Bolles School in Florida, he majored in film at Emerson College in Boston and moved to Los Angeles to pursue animation and joined Hanna Barbera Productions. He became an animator at the Walt Disney Studios in the mid 80s and it is in 1988 that he directed Oliver & Company. After working on numerous other features including The Lion King and Dinosaur.
He's currently the animation director for Walt Disney Imagineering where he's directed Mickey's PhilharMagic (uncredited), Disneyland: The First 50 Magical Years and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
Scribner is currently documenting the expansion of the Panama Canal through a series of paintings that capture both the magnitude of the project as well as the unique culture and stories of the people of Panama. The paintings can be found on his official website listed below.
He worked as a director on an early version of the Pomp and Circumstance sequence for Fantasia 2000 where Donald was to deliver jewel to the children of the Princes & Princesses of the Disney films. The idea was shelved.
While working at Hanna-Barbera he was story director on The Smurfs, The Biskitts, Challenge of the GoBots and Rock Odyssey.
Scribner is an accomplished painter who is known for painting ocean scenes.
He recently appeared in the 2010 documentary film Waking Sleeping Beauty.
He is a native to Panama City.
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