He went to school with Tim Burton, studied with John Lasseter and worked his way through the ranks with Ron Clements and John Musker. Filmmaker Chris Buck is a Disney animation veteran and had the greatest success of his career with Frozen. Co-directed with Jennifer Lee, it has gone on to become the highest grossing animated film of all time. But as someone who has helmed a box-office breaking love story between two sisters, the seriously underrated Tarzan, gone rogue with Tim Burton to create the original Frankenweenie and designed classic characters like Flounder and Sebastian (to name a few) just what does someone like the Oscar-winning director consider a Five Star Film?
“Pinocchio, without a doubt. It was the very first movie that I saw as a kid of about four or five-years old and I just fell in love with the whole thing. The journey Pinocchio took me on and the music was fantastic. I got scared and terrified, yet at the end it was all okay. It was just an exhilarating film. It excited me and pushed me into animation. I love that film.”
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Sydney, Australia. Getting her start as a police reporter, her writing on pop culture has appeared in publications such as the New York Post, Guardian, Penthouse, The Daily Mail, Empire Magazine, Gizmodo, Huffington Post, The Daily and Sunday Telegraph, i09, Junkee and many more. Previously seen as a presenter on SBS Viceland’s nightly news program The Feed and as the host of Cleverfan on ABC, she has been a journalist for over 15 years.
Her best-selling debut novel Who's Afraid? was published in 2016, followed by its sequel Who’s Afraid Too? in 2017, which was nominated for Best Horror Novel at the Aurealis Awards in 2018. Who’s Afraid? is being developed for television by the Emmy and BAFTA award-winning Hoodlum Entertainment. Her Young Adult debut, It Came From The Deep, was released globally on October 31, Halloween, 2017 and is a twist on The Little Mermaid meets Creature From The Black Lagoon.
Her fourth book, The Witch Who Courted Death, was released on Halloween, 2018 and nominated for Best Fantasy Novel at the Aurealis Awards in 2019. Her fifth novel set within the share supernatural universe is due for release in October, 2019.