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John Foster Pomeroy (born March 26, 1951) is an American animator who has worked for several major studios, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Sullivan Bluth Studios. He has also worked as producer, and screenwriter on several animated feature films.

John Pomeroy
John Foster Pomeroy

(1951-03-26) March 26, 1951 (age 68)
OccupationAnimator, film producer, writer, painter
Years active1972–present
EmployerWalt Disney Animation Studios (1973-1979, 1992-2003)
Sullivan Bluth Studios (1979-1992)
Known forVarious work with Disney and Don Bluth


John Pomeroy started work at Walt Disney Animation Studios in 1973 as a background artist, and became a full animator in 1974 to work on Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too. While working at Disney, he met fellow animators Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, and began working with them on an independent short film project, Banjo the Woodpile Cat.

In 1979 he, Bluth, Goldman and several other Disney animators left the studio to form the independent studio Don Bluth Productions (later to become Bluth Group), which produced the film The Secret of NIMH and the animation for laserdisc video games Dragon's Lair and Space Ace. The independent studio encountered financial difficulties and declared bankruptcy in 1984, but reformed soon after as Sullivan Bluth Studios and opened a major animation facility in Dublin, Ireland.

Pomeroy remained at the Dublin studio to work as the directing animator and producer on An American Tail and The Land Before Time, before moving back to America in 1989 to form a new US wing of the company.

After working with Sullivan Bluth for thirteen years, Pomeroy was convinced to return to Disney by Don Hahn to work as the supervising animator on John Smith for Pocahontas. While working at Disney, Pomeroy also provided animation for the films Fantasia 2000, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, and Treasure Planet.

Pomeroy then left Disney once again in 2003 during the period where they briefly shut down their traditional animation department and subsequently started to do freelance work and was an animator for Curious George, and most recently, The Simpsons Movie, as well as Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz, Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon, Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest, Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz, and Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

He is a talented sculptor, and creates busts that animated film artists use to visualize a 3-D model of their character.

John Pomeroy is also a painter of historic events, and builder of historic weapons used in movies.

He is currently on the elders board at a Village Christian School in Sun Valley, California.


Year Title Credits Characters
1974 Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (Short) Story / Animator Rabbit
1977 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Animator Rabbit
The Rescuers Character Animator
Pete's Dragon Character Animator Elliot
1978 The Small One (Short) Directing Animator The Donkey and Saint Joseph
1979 Banjo the Woodpile Cat (TV Short) Animator / Producer Crazy Legs, Cleo, Marina and Zazu
1981 The Fox and the Hound Character Animator (uncredited) Amos Slade, Tod, Badger, and Porcupine[1]
1982 The Secret of NIMH Producer / Directing Animator / Story Adaptation Mr. Ages, Dragon, The Great Owl, Nicodemus and Jenner
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) Animator - 1 Episode
1983 Dragon's Lair (Video Game) Producer / Animator Dirk and Daphne
1984 Space Ace (Video Game) Producer
1986 An American Tail Producer / Directing Animator Fievel, Honest John, Tiger and Warren T. Rat
1988 The Land Before Time Producer / Character Animator / Directing Animator Cera and Rooter, / Littlefoot
1989 All Dogs Go to Heaven Producer / Story / Directing Animator Charlie, Itchy, Anne Marie and King Gator
1991 Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp (Video Game) Producer / Animator
Rock-a-Doodle Producer / Story / Directing Animator Chanticleer
1994 Thumbelina Producer / Supervising Directing Animator: Los Angeles
A Troll in Central Park Producer / Story / Supervising Directing Animator Stanley
1995 The Pebble and the Penguin Producer / Directing Animator Drake
Pocahontas Supervising Animator John Smith
2000 Fantasia 2000 Lead Character Animator - Segment "Firebird Suite - 1919 Version" Firebird
The Tigger Movie Additional Animator
2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Supervising Animator Milo James Thatch
2002 Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair (Video Game) Animator: Intro and Ending
Treasure Planet Supervising Animator Captain Nathaniel Flint and his Crew
2006 Curious George Storyboard Artist / Lead Animator Maggie and Clovis
2007 The Simpsons Movie Animator
2009 Wild About Safety: Timon and Pumbaa Safety Smart: Goes Green! (Video short) Animator
Wild About Safety: Timon and Pumbaa Safety Smart: In the Water! (Video short) Animator
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (Video) Story Artist
2010 Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (Video) Additional Story Artist
2011 Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz (Video) Character Layout and Animation
2013 Planes Story Artist
2014 Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon (Video) Storyboard Artist / Character Layout and Animation
2015 Alpha and Omega: Family Vacation Story Artist
Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest (Video) Character Layot and Animation
2016 Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz (Video) Storyboard Artist / Character Layout and Animation
Elena of Avalor (TV Series) Character Designer - 1 Episode / Storyboard Artist - 2 Episodes
The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today (Video) Storyboard Artist
2017 Bunyan and Babe Storyboard Artist
The Swan Princess: Royally Undercover (Video) Storyboard Artist
Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Video) Character Layout and Animation
Animal Crackers Storyboard Artist
2016 - 2017 Sofia the First (TV Series) Character Designer - 2 Episodes
2018 The Swan Princess: A Royal Myztery (Video) Storyboard Artist
Sofia the First (TV Series) Storyboard Artist - 1 Episode


  1. ^ "A. Film L.A." Retrieved July 4, 2019.

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