John Musker

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Musker (born November 8, 1953) is an American animation director. Along with Ron Clements, he makes up the duo of one of the Walt Disney Animation Studio's leading director teams. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Musker, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

The Pixar Story (2007)

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A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people, to the building of its East Bay campus, the company's relationship with Disney, and its remarkable initial string of eight hits. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leslie Iwerks
CAST:  Stacy Keach  •  John Lasseter  •  Brad Bird  •  John Musker

A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people, to the building of its East Bay campus, the company's relationship with Disney, and its remarkable initial string of eight hits. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leslie Iwerks
CAST:  Stacy Keach  •  John Lasseter  •  Brad Bird  •  John Musker

Aladdin (1992)

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Princess Jasmine grows tired of being forced to remain in the palace, so she sneaks out into the marketplace, in disguise, where she meets street-urchin Aladdin. The couple falls in love, although Jasmine may only marry a prince. After being thrown in jail, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker
CAST:  Scott Weinger  •  Robin Williams  •  Linda Larkin  •  Jonathan Freeman

Princess Jasmine grows tired of being forced to remain in the palace, so she sneaks out into the marketplace, in disguise, where she meets street-urchin Aladdin. The couple falls in love, although Jasmine may only marry a prince. After being thrown in jail, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker
CAST:  Scott Weinger  •  Robin Williams  •  Linda Larkin  •  Jonathan Freeman

Hercules (1997)

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Bestowed with superhuman strength, a young mortal named Hercules sets out to prove himself a hero in the eyes of his father, the great god Zeus. Along with his friends Pegasus, a flying horse, and Phil, a personal trainer, Hercules is tricked by the hilarious, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker
CAST:  Tate Donovan  •  Josh Keaton  •  Roger Bart  •  Danny DeVito

Bestowed with superhuman strength, a young mortal named Hercules sets out to prove himself a hero in the eyes of his father, the great god Zeus. Along with his friends Pegasus, a flying horse, and Phil, a personal trainer, Hercules is tricked by the hilarious, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker
CAST:  Tate Donovan  •  Josh Keaton  •  Roger Bart  •  Danny DeVito

The Princess and the Frog (2009)

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A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker
CAST:  Anika Noni Rose  •  Bruno Campos  •  Keith David  •  Michael-Leon Wooley

A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker
CAST:  Anika Noni Rose  •  Bruno Campos  •  Keith David  •  Michael-Leon Wooley

The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

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When the diabolical Professor Ratigan kidnaps London's master toymaker, the brilliant master of disguise Basil of Baker Street and his trusted sidekick Dawson try to elude the ultimate trap and foil the perfect crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker  •  Burny Mattinson  •  David Michener
CAST:  Barrie Ingham  •  Val Bettin  •  Vincent Price  •  Susanne Pollatschek

When the diabolical Professor Ratigan kidnaps London's master toymaker, the brilliant master of disguise Basil of Baker Street and his trusted sidekick Dawson try to elude the ultimate trap and foil the perfect crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker  •  Burny Mattinson  •  David Michener
CAST:  Barrie Ingham  •  Val Bettin  •  Vincent Price  •  Susanne Pollatschek

The Little Mermaid (1989)

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This colorful adventure tells the story of an impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel who falls in love with the very human Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the chance to be with him. Memorable songs and characters -- including the villainous sea ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker
CAST:  René Auberjonois  •  Christopher Daniel Barnes  •  Jodi Benson  •  Pat Carroll

This colorful adventure tells the story of an impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel who falls in love with the very human Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the chance to be with him. Memorable songs and characters -- including the villainous sea ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker
CAST:  René Auberjonois  •  Christopher Daniel Barnes  •  Jodi Benson  •  Pat Carroll

Treasure Planet (2002)

When space galleon cabin boy Jim Hawkins discovers a map to an intergalactic "loot of a thousand worlds," a cyborg cook named John Silver teaches him to battle supernovas and space storms. But, soon, Jim realizes Silver is a pirate intent on mutiny!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  David Hyde Pierce  •  Emma Thompson  •  Roscoe Lee Browne

When space galleon cabin boy Jim Hawkins discovers a map to an intergalactic "loot of a thousand worlds," a cyborg cook named John Silver teaches him to battle supernovas and space storms. But, soon, Jim realizes Silver is a pirate intent on mutiny!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  David Hyde Pierce  •  Emma Thompson  •  Roscoe Lee Browne

Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)

By the mid-1980s, the fabled animation studios of Walt Disney had fallen on hard times. The artists were polarized between newcomers hungry to innovate and old timers not yet ready to relinquish control. These conditions produced a series of box-office flops and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Hahn
CAST:  Tim Burton  •  John Lasseter  •  Don Bluth  •  Howard Ashman

By the mid-1980s, the fabled animation studios of Walt Disney had fallen on hard times. The artists were polarized between newcomers hungry to innovate and old timers not yet ready to relinquish control. These conditions produced a series of box-office flops and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Hahn
CAST:  Tim Burton  •  John Lasseter  •  Don Bluth  •  Howard Ashman

Moana (2016)

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the demigod to set things right.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker
CAST:  Auli'i Cravalho  •  Dwayne Johnson  •  Rachel House  •  Temuera Morrison

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the demigod to set things right.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker
CAST:  Auli'i Cravalho  •  Dwayne Johnson  •  Rachel House  •  Temuera Morrison

Voice of the Islands (2017)

A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Walt Disney Animation Studios' MOANA, as aided by the Oceanic Story Trust.  (more)

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CAST:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker  •  Dwayne Johnson  •  Auli'i Cravalho

A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Walt Disney Animation Studios' MOANA, as aided by the Oceanic Story Trust.  (more)

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CAST:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker  •  Dwayne Johnson  •  Auli'i Cravalho

Gone Fishing (2017)

Gone Fishing is an animated short featuring the characters of Disney's 2016 animated film Moana. On Motunui, Maui tries to catch a fish with his magical fishhook, only to be comically foiled by the ocean.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker
CAST:  Auli'i Cravalho  •  Dwayne Johnson

Gone Fishing is an animated short featuring the characters of Disney's 2016 animated film Moana. On Motunui, Maui tries to catch a fish with his magical fishhook, only to be comically foiled by the ocean.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker
CAST:  Auli'i Cravalho  •  Dwayne Johnson

Howard (2018)

Though legendary lyricist Howard Ashman died far too young, his impact on Broadway, movies, and the culture at large were incalculable. Told entirely through rare archival footage and interviews with Ashman’s family, friends, associates, and longtime partner Bill ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Hahn
CAST:  Howard Ashman  •  Sarah Gillespie  •  Jeffrey Katzenberg  •  Bill Lauch

Though legendary lyricist Howard Ashman died far too young, his impact on Broadway, movies, and the culture at large were incalculable. Told entirely through rare archival footage and interviews with Ashman’s family, friends, associates, and longtime partner Bill ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Hahn
CAST:  Howard Ashman  •  Sarah Gillespie  •  Jeffrey Katzenberg  •  Bill Lauch

The Little Mermaid Live! (2019)

Live musical performances by a star-studded cast will be interwoven into the broadcast of the animated classic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker  •  Hamish Hamilton
CAST:  Auli'i Cravalho  •  Graham Phillips  •  Shaggy  •  John Stamos

Live musical performances by a star-studded cast will be interwoven into the broadcast of the animated classic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker  •  Hamish Hamilton
CAST:  Auli'i Cravalho  •  Graham Phillips  •  Shaggy  •  John Stamos

DTV Monster Hits (1987)

A Halloween special featuring appropriately-themed rock and roll songs set to scenes from the Disney library of classic animation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Hannah  •  John Musker  •  Clyde Geronimi  •  Wilfred Jackson  •  Hamilton Luske  •  Burny Mattinson  •  Richard Rich  •  Jack Kinney  •  Les Clark  •  Ben Sharpsteen  •  Andrew Solt  •  Charles A. Nichols  •  David Michener  •  Art Stevens  •  John Lounsbery  •  Wolfgang Reitherman  •  David Hand  •  William Roberts  •  Jack King  •  Robert Cormack  •  Riley Thomson  •  Burt Gillett  •  Joshua Meador  •  Tom Berman
CAST:  Wayne Allwine  •  Jeffrey Jones  •  Tony Anselmo  •  Bill Farmer

A Halloween special featuring appropriately-themed rock and roll songs set to scenes from the Disney library of classic animation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Hannah  •  John Musker  •  Clyde Geronimi  •  Wilfred Jackson  •  Hamilton Luske  •  Burny Mattinson  •  Richard Rich  •  Jack Kinney  •  Les Clark  •  Ben Sharpsteen  •  Andrew Solt  •  Charles A. Nichols  •  David Michener  •  Art Stevens  •  John Lounsbery  •  Wolfgang Reitherman  •  David Hand  •  William Roberts  •  Jack King  •  Robert Cormack  •  Riley Thomson  •  Burt Gillett  •  Joshua Meador  •  Tom Berman
CAST:  Wayne Allwine  •  Jeffrey Jones  •  Tony Anselmo  •  Bill Farmer

Little Darlin' (1977)

Early student film by Disney veteran John Musker.  (more)

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Early student film by Disney veteran John Musker.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Musker
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The Making of Aladdin: A Whole New World (1992)

Hosted by John Rhys-Davies, a made-for-TV documentary details the work that went into the production of Aladdin, Disney's musical rendition of the classic Arabian Nights' tale. Animation fans are treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this family ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Kroopnick
CAST:  John Rhys-Davies  •  Ron Clements  •  John Musker  •  Glen Keane

Hosted by John Rhys-Davies, a made-for-TV documentary details the work that went into the production of Aladdin, Disney's musical rendition of the classic Arabian Nights' tale. Animation fans are treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this family ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Kroopnick
CAST:  John Rhys-Davies  •  Ron Clements  •  John Musker  •  Glen Keane

Passing the Baton: The Making of The Fox and the Hound (2003)

A look at the making of the classic 1981 Disney film that saw the transition from Disney's Nine Old Men to the new guard who would usher in the Disney Renaissance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clare Baren
CAST:  Pearl Bailey  •  Randy Cartwright  •  Ron Clements  •  Ollie Johnston

A look at the making of the classic 1981 Disney film that saw the transition from Disney's Nine Old Men to the new guard who would usher in the Disney Renaissance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clare Baren
CAST:  Pearl Bailey  •  Randy Cartwright  •  Ron Clements  •  Ollie Johnston

Magic in the Bayou: The Making of a Princess

Featurette on the making of Disney's Princess and the Frog  (more)

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CAST:  John Lasseter  •  John Musker  •  Peter Del Vecho  •  Bruce W. Smith

Featurette on the making of Disney's Princess and the Frog  (more)

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CAST:  John Lasseter  •  John Musker  •  Peter Del Vecho  •  Bruce W. Smith