Phil Nibbelink Movies and Career Information
Actor and Director
Phil Nibbelink is an American animator and film director as well as comic book writer and illustrator. He is a former member of Walt Disney Animation Studios. Nibbelink worked for ten years at Disney and was a directing animator on Who Framed Roger Rabbit?. Then he spent another ten years working under Steven Spielberg as an animation director, working on such films as An American Tail: Fivel Goes West (which he directed) and Casper as animation director. He also directed an animated adaptation of the children's book We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story for Amblimation. He was working with Dick Zondag (who co-directed We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story) and the upcoming movie, Cats when it was cancelled do to the closing of the Amblimation studio in London. In recent years Nibbelink has turned his attention to independent filmmaking, cranking out not just one but three full-length animated features single-handedly. Romeo & Juliet: Sealed with a Kiss (2006), an animated feature, was made entirely by Nibbelink. His most recent project is as storyboard artist on Wolverine and the X-Men. He is founder and owner of his own company, Phil Nibbelink Productions.