Phil Roman Movies and Career Information
Dec 21, 1930
Director and Producer
Philip Roman (born December 21, 1930 in Fresno, California), is an animator. He is the founder of animation studios Film Roman and Phil Roman Entertainment. Roman is of Mexican American descent. Early in his career, Roman was an animator for Chuck Jones's independent studios, Sib Tower 12 Productions and later Chuck Jones Productions. He was a lead animator for 1966's How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and also provided an audio commentary along with June Foray on the DVD release of the film. The animation studio he founded, Film Roman, is best known for producing the animation for The Simpsons and King of the Hill for 20th Century Fox, as well as the Garfield and Peanuts animated TV specials. Roman directed the 1992 feature-length cartoon Tom and Jerry: The Movie. He was the director of a few Peanuts specials, as well as director or co-director of twelve of the thirteen prime-time Garfield TV specials from 1982 to 1991 (the final one, Garfield Gets a Life, he only produced). Phil Roman left Film Roman and formed Phil Roman Entertainment in 1999. The company produced the animated special Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.