Subject:
Al Zegler

Birth:
October 30, 1964

Occupation/Title:
Director, Storyboard Artist, Storyboard Revisionist, Model Designer, Character Designer

Bio Summary:
Al Zegler mostly worked on animated comedy series and is primarily known for his storyboard work at Warner Bros. He currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

Early Life/Family:
Attended Antioch High School

Education/Training:
Studied film at Columbia College

Career Outline:
Al Zegler worked in many different animation companies, he started work at CBS Entertainment and then moved on to work at Fox Broadcasting Company, Warner Bros. Television Network, ABC Entertainment Group, Nickelodeon Animation Studios, and the Walt Disney Company.

Comments On Style:
I was unable to find any actual storyboard work of his, but from viewing some of the episodes he worked on I found Al’s storytelling to be very dynamic and funny. His work was full of gags and incorporated slapstick humor.

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Personality: “Al was the quiet one” - Robert Lamb

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Filmography:
• 1987-88 “BraveStarr” (Storyboard Artist)
• 1987-89 “A.L.F.” (Storyboard Artist)
• 1988-89 “C.O.P.S.” (Storyboard Artist)
• 1988 “ALF TALES” (Storyboard Artist)
• 1989 “Nick’s Thanksgiving Speech” (Character Designer)
• 1989 “Ring Raiders” (Storyboard Artist)
• 1989 “DuckTales” (Storyboard Artist)
• 1989 “The Smurfs” (Storyboard Artist)
• 1989 “Adventures of the Gummi Bears” (Storyboard Artist)
• 1989 “Little Golden Book Land” (Storyboard Artist)
• 1989 “Little Golden Book Land” (Director)
• 1990 “Bobby’s World” (Storyboard Artist)
• 1991 “Garfield and Friends” (Storyboard Artist)
• 1994 “Tiny Toons Spring Break” (Storyboard Artist)
• 1991-95 “Taz-Mania” (Storyboard Artist)
• 1993-95 “Animaniacs” (Storyboard Artist)
• 1995 “Tiny Toons Night Ghoulery” (Storyboard Artist)
• 1995-96 “Pinky and the Brain” (Director)
• 1995-96 “Animaniacs” (Director)
• 1995-96 “Pinky and the Brain” (Storyboard Artists)
• 1996-98 “The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries” (Director)
• 2000 “An Extremely Goofy Movie” (Storyboard Artists)
• 2000 “The Mansion Cat” (Model Designer)
• 2000-01 “Clerks” (Storyboard Revisionist)
• 2000-02 “As Told by Ginger” (Storyboard Artist)
• 2001 “The Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie” (Storyboard Artist)
• 2001-02 “Rugrats” (Storyboard Artist)
• 2001-02 “House of Mouse” (Storyboard Artist)
• 2004 “The Lion King 1 1/2” (Storyboard Artist)
• 2005 “Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild” (Storyboard Artist)
• 2007 “Tak and the Power of Juju” (Storyboard Artist)

Honors: Was nominated for the 1996-98 Outstanding Achievement in Animation award, won the 1996 award for “Animaniacs” along with his crew

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Bibliographic References:
IMDB.com, robertartwriter.com, productionbeast.com, bdol2009.blogspot.com

Contributors To This Listing:
Michelle Hiraishi

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