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 Foster Pomeroy
March 26, 1951
|Occupation||Animator, film producer, writer, painter|
|Employer||Walt Disney Animation Studios (1973-1979, 1992-2003)|
Sullivan Bluth Studios (1979-1992)
|Known for||Various 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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
- "A. Film L.A." Retrieved July 4, 2019.
- Cawley, John (October 1991). The Animated Films of Don Bluth. Image Pub of New York. ISBN 0-685-50334-8.
- "Dragon's Lair Project: The Creators – John Pomeroy". Retrieved January 9, 2007.