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CHRIS BUCK (Directed by/Story by) and Jennifer Lee helmed "Frozen," the highest-grossing animated feature ever released with more than $1.27 billion in global box office. The film has received multiple honors, including two Academy Awards, the Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, PGA Award, five Annie Awards and two GRAMMY Awards. The digital and Blu-ray/DVD release was one of the biggest home entertainment successes of the last decade becoming the most popular Blu-ray in U.S. history. "Frozen's" triple Platinum soundtrack, featuring the Oscar-winning song "Let It Go," spent 33 weeks in the top 5 on the Billboard 200 Chart. Buck returned to the director's chair alongside Lee in 2015 with the theatrical short "Frozen Fever." Buck, Lee and producer Peter Del Vecho team up again for "Frozen 2," slated for theaters Nov. 22, 2019.

Buck made his directing debut on the 1999 Disney animated blockbuster "Tarzan," and was back at the helm (along with director Jennifer Lee) for the new 2013 animated adventure from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Buck began his professional career with Disney in 1978, and has made important contributions as an animator, supervising animator, character designer and director. His other feature directing credit is on the Oscar-nominated 2007 film "Surf's Up" from Sony Pictures Animation.

Born in Wichita, Kan., Buck studied character animation for two years at CalArts before launching his career at Disney as an animator on the 1981 animated feature "The Fox and the Hound." He received an animation credit on the short film "Fun with Mr. Future" and did some early experimental work on "Who Framed Roger Rabbit."

From 1984-92, Buck worked on a variety of freelance assignments, including several for Disney. Joining creative forces with director Tim Burton, Buck helped storyboard Disney's 1984 live-action featurette "Frankenweenie." He went on to animate commercials for such Los Angeles-based production entities as Film Fair, Kurtz & Friends and Duck Soup. He also served as a directing animator (teamed again with Burton) on the 1993 "Family Dog" episode of Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories," which was directed by Brad Bird. Buck served as director of the subsequent 13 half-hour episodes of the animated series. Buck helped design characters for Disney's 1989 animated blockbuster "The Little Mermaid," and performed similar duties as well as experimental animation for "The Rescuers Down Under." This was followed by a stint at Hyperion Pictures, where he helped develop several films and served as a directing animator on the feature "Bebe's Kids."


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