Ben Gluck

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Ben Gluck
Benjamin Gluck

OccupationDirector, Screenwriter, Author
Years active1999-present
Notable work
9, Alpha and Omega

Benjamin "Ben" Gluck is an American movie director and screenwriter.

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Ben Gluck is an American film director, screenwriter and author.

Ben attended CalArts where he received his BFA in character animation. His student short film "Man's Best Friend," was awarded the esteemed Walter Lantz Award. That 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.

Ben began his career as the very first story trainee at Dreamworks Feature Animation where he worked on the film, "The Prince of Egypt." Shortly after, was recruited by Walt Disney Feature Animation, where he worked for over a decade as a storyboard artist. Ben was the first Head of Story for Disney-Toon Studios and director of "Brother Bear 2" - this film is Disney's second direct-to-video sequel to have a higher rating on Rotten Tomatoes than its predecessor.

Ben directed the CGI animated theatrical feature film "Alpha and Omega." This film budgeted at 13-million USD, it grossed over 50-million world-wide and is the highest grossing animated franchise for Lionsgate Family Entertainment - resulting in eight follow-up films. Ben worked with producer Charles Roven on the franchise adaptation reboot of Battle of the Planets. Ben was Head of Story on the science fiction animated feature film "9" executive produced by Tim Burton, and he was the consulting director and screenwriter on Tyler Perry's, "Madea," turning it into an animated franchise.

Filmography[change | change source]

Film Role Job
Man's Best Friend (1996) (short movie) Additional Voices director, creator
Dinosaur (2000) story
Home on the Range (2004) story
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, story
Yogi Bear (2010) story artist
The Prophet (2014 film) story
Madea's Tough Love (2015) story by, writer, consulting director
Gatchaman (2013) story, director

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