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Phil Johnston (born October 26, 1971) is an American screenwriter, director, film producer and voice actor best known for writing the screenplay for Walt Disney Animation Studios' Wreck-It Ralph (2012) and Zootopia (2016).[1] He returned as the writer for the Wreck-It Ralph sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) and as co-director of the film (in his directorial debut) alongside Rich Moore.

Phil Johnston
Born (1971-10-26) October 26, 1971 (age 47)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationScreenwriter, director, film producer, voice actor
Years active2004–present

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Early careerEdit

Before becoming a film professional, Johnston was a reporter at the Omaha, Nebraska, ABC affiliate, KETV.[2]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role
2004 A Thousand Words (Short) Director, Writer, Producer, Editor
2005 Two Men (Short) Producer
2005 Rupture (Short) Role of Chet Rimson (Radio Announcer)
2005 Flightless Birds (Short) Director, Writer, Producer, Editor
2006 The Night Listener Assistant to Patrick Stettner
2007 Bomb (Short) Producer
2007 Savage Grace Researcher
2010 Ghosts/Aliens Writer, Executive Producer
2011 Cedar Rapids Writer
2012 Wreck-It Ralph Story by, Screenplay by, Voice of Surge Protector
2013 Garlan Hulse: Where Potential Lives Producer, Role of Garlan Hulse
2014 A Merry Friggin' Christmas Writer (as Michael Brown)
2016 Zootopia Story by, Screenplay by, Voice of Gideon Grey and Annoyed Citizen
2016 The Brothers Grimsby Story by, Screenplay by, Executive Producer
2018 Ralph Breaks the Internet Director (with Rich Moore), Story by, Screenplay by[2]
TBA The Phantom Tollbooth Screenplay by[3]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2004 WorldFest Houston Independent Student Film & Videos - Graduate Level Student Productions A Thousand Words Won
2012 Independent Spirit Awards Best First Screenplay Cedar Rapids Nominated
2013 Annie Awards Writing in an Animated Feature Production Wreck-It Ralph Won
2017 Annie Awards Writing in an Animated Feature Production Zootopia Won [4]
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Ray Bradbury Award Zootopia Nominated
2018 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Animated Feature Ralph Breaks the Internet Nominated
Detroit Film Critics Society Best Animated Feature Ralph Breaks the Internet Nominated
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Animated Feature Ralph Breaks the Internet Nominated
2019 Golden Globe Awards Best Animated Feature Film Ralph Breaks the Internet Nominated
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Animated Feature Film Ralph Breaks the Internet Nominated
Critics' Choice Awards Best Animated Feature Ralph Breaks the Internet Nominated
Annie Awards Annie Award for Directing in a Feature Production Ralph Breaks the Internet Nominated
Annie Award for Music in a Feature Production Ralph Breaks the Internet Nominated
Annie Award for Writing in a Feature Production Ralph Breaks the Internet Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Animated or Mixed Media Feature Ralph Breaks the Internet Nominated
Academy Awards Best Animated Feature Ralph Breaks the Internet Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Welcome to Zootopia at D23 EXPO!". D23. August 15, 2015. Archived from the original on September 20, 2015. Retrieved August 30, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Robinson, Laurann. "Oscars Preview: What goes in to making an Oscar-winning animated film?". Omaha, Nebraska: KETV. Archived from the original on February 28, 2018. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  3. ^ https://deadline.com/2017/12/matt-shakman-the-phantom-tollbooth-game-of-thrones-tristar-norton-juster-game-of-thrones-1202223063/
  4. ^ "44th Annie Award Nominees". International Animated Film Society. November 28, 2016. Archived from the original on July 17, 2017. Retrieved November 29, 2016.

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