|Occupation||Director, Screenwriter, Story Artist|
|9, Disney Feature Animation, PEANUTS|
Early Life[change | change source]
Benjamin was born in St. Louis, Missouri He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Film and Animation from California Institute of the Arts.
Gluck's student short film name Man's Best Friend was awarded the esteemed Walter Lantz Award. The film premiered worldwide in heavy rotation on MTV's network, and received many top awards in the US and International film circuits and toured worldwide in Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Animation Festival.
Career[change | change source]
Gluck began his career at DreamWorks Feature Animation where he was recruited by Oscar-winning director Brenda Chapman, as the studios very first story trainee on The Prince of Egypt. Shortly after, Gluck was recruited by Walt Disney Feature Animation, where he was mentored by Tony Award winner Roger Allers, and he worked for over a decade as a key member of the feature animation story team. Gluck served as the first Story Head at Disney-Toon Studios, tasked with elevating sequels to feature film quality, and he directed the Annie Award winning film Brother Bear 2, this film is Disney's second sequel to have a higher rating on Rotten Tomatoes than its predecessor. Gluck was Head of Story on the Tim Burton animated feature film, 9. Additionally, Gluck has developed feature animation projects for George Lucas, and for Charles Roven. Currently, Ben is Head of Story, working with the Schultz family, on the brand new Peanuts holiday specials for Apple TV +.
Filmography[change | change source]
|Man's Best Friend (1996) (short movie)||Additional Voices||Director, show creator|
|Dinosaur (2000)||Story Artist|
|Home on the Range (2004)||Story Artist|
|Bambi II (2006)||Possum||Head of Story|
|Brother Bear 2 (2006)||Raccoon #2||Director|
|9 (2009)||Head of Story|
|Alpha and Omega (2010)||Wolf #5||Director|
|Yogi Bear (2010)||Story Artist|
|Gatchaman (2013)||Director- in development|
|Salma Hayek presents: Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet (2014 film)||Story Artist|
|Madea's Tough Love (2015)||Screenwriter, Director Consultant|
|PEANUTS ‘Mother’s Day’ (2021)||Head of Story|
|PEANUTS ‘New Years’ (2021)||Head of Story|