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      Tim Johnson

      Tim Johnson

      Highest Rated: 99% How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

      Lowest Rated: 45% Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)

      Birthday: Aug 27, 1961

      Birthplace: USA

      Tim Johnson was born in Chicago in August 1961. He attended Northwestern University where he earned a degree in English Literature. Johnson's career spanned the genesis of computer-animated films and the first twenty years of DreamWorks Animation. After producing a couple of animated films in college, Johnson's introduction to computer animation came in 1985 on staff at Post Effects in Chicago. He joined PDI (Pacific Data Images) in 1988 and directed the first computer generated Pillsbury Doughboy ad. In 1995, he directed a segment of "The Simpsons" (Fox, 1989-), part of a "Treehouse of Horror" episode featuring a three-dimensional Homer Simpson. In 1998 Johnson directed "Antz," the first film released by DreamWorks Animation. The leads were voiced by Woody Allen and Sharon Stone, and the film went on to gross $171 million worldwide. His next film, the traditionally animated "Sinbad: The Legend of The Seven Seas" (2003) starred Brad Pitt and Catherine Zeta-Jones, and was a critical and commercial bust. The film's failure is widely seen as a major reason studios abandoned traditional animation in favor of computer animation. Next up was the computer animated "Over the Hedge" (2006), followed by an Executive Producer position on "How to Train Your Dragon" (2010). In 2015, he returned to directing with "Home," an adaptation of the kids book The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex.


      SINBAD: LEGEND OF THE SEVEN SEAS, directors Patrick Gilmore, Tim Johnson, 2003, (c)DreamWorks Pictures SINBAD: LEGEND OF THE SEVEN SEAS, director Tim Johnson, Michelle Pfeiffer, supervising animator Dan Wagner, director Patrick Gilmore, producer Jeffrey Katzenberg, 2003, (c)DreamWorks Pictures



      No Score Yet No Score Yet He's Not Worth Dying For Executive Producer - 2022
      No Score Yet 100% How to Train Your Dragon - Homecoming Director - 2019
      53% 64% Home Director $177.3M 2015
      99% 91% How to Train Your Dragon Executive Producer $217.4M 2010
      75% 71% Over the Hedge Director $155.0M 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Over the Hedge Director - 2006
      45% 56% Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Director $26.3M 2003
      92% 52% Antz Director $90.7M 1998