Join Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter Tab Murphy as he shares behind-the-scenes stories from writing Walt Disney Animation Studios’ The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Tarzan® (1999), Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), and Brother Bear (2003).
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Q&A and Requirements
Questions can be submitted during the webinar through Zoom's Q&A function. Due to anticipated demand and limited Q&A time, not all submitted questions will be answered.
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About the Speaker
Tab Murphy attended USC Film School and has been a working screenwriter since 1983. His major break occurred with a writing credit on Gorillas in the Mist (1988), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.
Murphy’s work in the world of animation is extensive. He spent ten years at Walt Disney Feature Animation (today known as Walt Disney Animation Studios), writing such feature-length animated movies as The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Tarzan (1999), Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), and Brother Bear (2003). He’s been nominated for several Annie Awards, and Brother Bear (2003) was additionally nominated for an Academy Award. He has written projects for DreamWorks and Warner Bros., including the DC animated direct-to-DVD features Batman/Superman: Apocalypse (2010) and Batman: Year One (2011), based on the Frank Miller graphic novel. He also wrote nine episodes of the animated Thundercats (2011–12) reboot for Warner Bros. Animation.
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