Pam Coats

Pam Coats is an American film producer. In 1999, she became the senior vice president of creative development, the highest-ranking woman at Walt Disney Animation Studios, a position she held until 2004.

Pam Coats
Born
Utah, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
EducationB.A. Fine Arts, Utah State University
M.A. Direction, University of Oregon
OccupationAnimated film producer
Years active1989–present
Notable work
Mulan (1998)
Scoob! (2020)

Early life and educationEdit

Born in Utah, Pam Coats gained experience working in Utah theater, productions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and at Utah State University.[1] She received a degree in fine arts from Utah State University.[2] She received a master's degree in directing from the University of Oregon.[3]

CareerEdit

Coats began working for Disney animation as a production assistant in 1989.[1] She was assigned to the story department as a production assistant for the 1990 film The Rescuers Down Under.[4] She produced the short films Trail Mix-Up, a Roger Rabbit short film, and Runaway Brain starring Mickey Mouse.[1]

Coats is best known for producing the animated film Mulan (1998), her first full-length film.[1] For her work on Mulan, she was awarded an Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Producing in an Animated Feature Production.[5]

In 1999 Coats was promoted to senior vice president of creative development, becoming the highest-ranking woman in the Walt Disney Animation Studios.[6][7] As a Disney executive, she was involved in the English translation and adaptation of Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away.[8] She maintained the position until 2004, when her contract was not renewed.[9]

Post-Disney, Coats worked for Miramax to facilitate between the animation and those with live-action experience for the 2011 film Gnomeo & Juliet.[10] Coats produced Scoob!, a Warner Animation Group feature film released in 2020.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Vice, Jeff (June 19, 1998). "'Mulan' ala Disney". Deseret News. Deseret News Publishing Company. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  2. ^ Carr, Jeff. "Alumni in the Arts". Utah State Today. Utah State University. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  3. ^ Harvey, Andrea. "These UO alumni remind us that success is more than GPA". Daily Emerald. Emerald Media Group. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  4. ^ The Story Room: The Making of 'Lilo & Stitch' (Documentary). 2005.
  5. ^ "Legacy: 26th Annual Annie Award Nominees and Winners (1998)". The Annie Awards. Archived from the original on July 22, 2012. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  6. ^ Mallory, Michael (March 19, 2000). "Move Over, Old Men". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  7. ^ Kilmer, David (April 9, 1999). "Disney Promotes Pam Coats". Animation World Network. Animation World Network. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  8. ^ Adachi, Reito (2012). A Study of Japanese Animation as Translation: A Descriptive Analysis of Hayao Miyazaki and Other Anime Dubbed into English. Boca Raton: Dissertation.com. p. 181. ISBN 978-1612339481. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  9. ^ Desowtiz, Bill (November 16, 2004). "Pam Coats Departs Disney Feature Animation". Animation World Network. Animation World Network. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  10. ^ Desowitz, Bill (December 17, 2010). "Sneaking "Gnomeo & Juliet"". Animation World Network. Animation World Network. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  11. ^ Rees, Arianna (March 25, 2019). ""Scooby-Doo" reboot to star Zac Efron and Amanda Seyfriend as Fred and Daphne". Deseret News. Deseret News Publishing Company. Retrieved August 16, 2019.