Rob Minkoff

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Robert R. "Rob" Minkoff (born August 11, 1962) is an American filmmaker. He is known for directing the Academy Award-winning animated feature The Lion King. Minkoff was born in Palo Alto, California. He studied at California Institute of the Arts in the early 1980s in the Character Animation department. He has directed several films for Walt Disney Feature Animation, including The Lion King (1994) and two of the Roger Rabbit shorts: Tummy Trouble (1989) and Roller Coaster Rabbit (1990). While working at Disney he wrote the song "Good Company" for Oliver & Company. He also made the films Stuart Little (1999), Stuart Little 2 (2002), The Haunted Mansion (2003) and The Forbidden Kingdom (2008). Minkoff also participates as a member of the jury for the NYICFF, a local New York City Film Festival dedicated to screening films for children between the ages of 3 and 18. He is currently[when?] working on two films: Flypaper, which is set to release in 2011 and the announced Chinese Odyssey. He married Crystal Kung on September 29, 2007. Minkoff is the brother-in-law of Jeffrey Kung, a Chinese singer and radio VJ. Description above from the Wikipedia article Rob Minkoff, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Stuart Little (1999)

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The adventures of a heroic and debonair stalwart mouse named Stuart Little with human qualities, who faces some comic misadventures while searching for his lost bird friend and living with a human family as their child.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Geena Davis  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Jonathan Lipnicki

The adventures of a heroic and debonair stalwart mouse named Stuart Little with human qualities, who faces some comic misadventures while searching for his lost bird friend and living with a human family as their child.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Geena Davis  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Jonathan Lipnicki

Stuart Little 2 (2002)

Stuart, an adorable white mouse, still lives happily with his adoptive family, the Littles, on the east side of Manhattan's Central Park. More crazy mouse adventures are in store as Stuart, his human brother, George, and their mischievous cat, Snowbell, set out to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Geena Davis  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Jonathan Lipnicki

Stuart, an adorable white mouse, still lives happily with his adoptive family, the Littles, on the east side of Manhattan's Central Park. More crazy mouse adventures are in store as Stuart, his human brother, George, and their mischievous cat, Snowbell, set out to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Geena Davis  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Jonathan Lipnicki

The Haunted Mansion (2003)

Workaholic Jim Evers and his wife/business partner Sara get a call one night from a mansion owner, Edward Gracey, who wants to sell his house. Once the Evers family arrive at the mansion, a torrential thunderstorm of mysterious origin strands them with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Terence Stamp  •  Nathaniel Parker  •  Marsha Thomason

Workaholic Jim Evers and his wife/business partner Sara get a call one night from a mansion owner, Edward Gracey, who wants to sell his house. Once the Evers family arrive at the mansion, a torrential thunderstorm of mysterious origin strands them with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Terence Stamp  •  Nathaniel Parker  •  Marsha Thomason

The Lion King (1994)

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A young lion prince is cast out of his pride by his cruel uncle, who claims he killed his father. While the uncle rules with an iron paw, the prince grows up beyond the Savannah, living by a philosophy: No worries for the rest of your days. But when his past comes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff  •  Roger Allers
CAST:  Jonathan Taylor Thomas  •  Matthew Broderick  •  James Earl Jones  •  Jeremy Irons

A young lion prince is cast out of his pride by his cruel uncle, who claims he killed his father. While the uncle rules with an iron paw, the prince grows up beyond the Savannah, living by a philosophy: No worries for the rest of your days. But when his past comes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff  •  Roger Allers
CAST:  Jonathan Taylor Thomas  •  Matthew Broderick  •  James Earl Jones  •  Jeremy Irons

Flypaper (2011)

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A man caught in the middle of two simultaneous robberies at a bank desperately tries to protect the teller with whom he's secretly in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Patrick Dempsey  •  Ashley Judd  •  Tim Blake Nelson  •  Adrian Martinez

A man caught in the middle of two simultaneous robberies at a bank desperately tries to protect the teller with whom he's secretly in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Patrick Dempsey  •  Ashley Judd  •  Tim Blake Nelson  •  Adrian Martinez

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

A young boy and his dog, who happens to have a genius-level IQ, spring into action when their time-machine is stolen and moments in history begin to be changed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Ty Burrell  •  Max Charles  •  Ariel Winter  •  Allison Janney

A young boy and his dog, who happens to have a genius-level IQ, spring into action when their time-machine is stolen and moments in history begin to be changed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Ty Burrell  •  Max Charles  •  Ariel Winter  •  Allison Janney

Roller Coaster Rabbit (1990)

Roger Rabbit struggles to keep wandering Baby Herman safe in an amusement park where the usual havoc ensues.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Marshall  •  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Charles Fleischer  •  Kathleen Turner  •  April Winchell  •  Lou Hirsch

Roger Rabbit struggles to keep wandering Baby Herman safe in an amusement park where the usual havoc ensues.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Marshall  •  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Charles Fleischer  •  Kathleen Turner  •  April Winchell  •  Lou Hirsch

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

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the teenager ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Jet Li  •  Michael Angarano  •  Li Bingbing

An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the teenager ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Jet Li  •  Michael Angarano  •  Li Bingbing

Tummy Trouble (1989)

Roger Rabbit once again is chosen for the dangerous task of babysitting Baby Herman and everything is going to be just fine.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Marshall  •  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Charles Fleischer  •  April Winchell  •  Lou Hirsch  •  Corey Burton

Roger Rabbit once again is chosen for the dangerous task of babysitting Baby Herman and everything is going to be just fine.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Marshall  •  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Charles Fleischer  •  April Winchell  •  Lou Hirsch  •  Corey Burton

Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens – A Life in Animation (2000)

This biography, shown on American television as part of the PBS "Great Performances" series, examines the life works of one of Hollywood's most celebrated animators, Chuck (Charles M.) Jones. He is best known for Warner Brothers cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Margaret Selby
CAST:  Chuck Jones  •  Ken Burns  •  Linda Jones Clough  •  Joe Dante

This biography, shown on American television as part of the PBS "Great Performances" series, examines the life works of one of Hollywood's most celebrated animators, Chuck (Charles M.) Jones. He is best known for Warner Brothers cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Margaret Selby
CAST:  Chuck Jones  •  Ken Burns  •  Linda Jones Clough  •  Joe Dante

Blazing Samurai (2022)

The story revolves around a scrappy young dog who fights to save a town from becoming the litter box of a nefarious feline warlord.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff  •  Mark Koetsier
CAST:  Michael Cera  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Mel Brooks  •  Djimon Hounsou

The story revolves around a scrappy young dog who fights to save a town from becoming the litter box of a nefarious feline warlord.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff  •  Mark Koetsier
CAST:  Michael Cera  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Mel Brooks  •  Djimon Hounsou

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

Mickey's Audition (1992)

A five-minute film for The Disney-MGM Studios combining live-action and animation and featuring cameos. Made live-action directing debut with "Mickey's Audition"; a five-minute film for The Disney-MGM Studios combining live-action and animation and featuring cameos ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Wayne Allwine  •  Ed Begley Jr.  •  Mel Brooks  •  Dom DeLuise

A five-minute film for The Disney-MGM Studios combining live-action and animation and featuring cameos. Made live-action directing debut with "Mickey's Audition"; a five-minute film for The Disney-MGM Studios combining live-action and animation and featuring cameos ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Wayne Allwine  •  Ed Begley Jr.  •  Mel Brooks  •  Dom DeLuise

Chinese Odyssey

'Chinese Odyssey' is a supernatural high-seas adventure that pits our hero against an onslaught of deadly foes on the path to fulfilling his destiny. It's a story involving ancient mysteries, deadly sea monsters, great characters and larger-than-life adventures, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff
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'Chinese Odyssey' is a supernatural high-seas adventure that pits our hero against an onslaught of deadly foes on the path to fulfilling his destiny. It's a story involving ancient mysteries, deadly sea monsters, great characters and larger-than-life adventures, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff
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The Making of the Lion King (1994)

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Lion King.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Boothe
CAST:  Robert Guillaume  •  Jeffrey Katzenberg  •  Roy Edward Disney  •  Roger Allers

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Lion King.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Boothe
CAST:  Robert Guillaume  •  Jeffrey Katzenberg  •  Roy Edward Disney  •  Roger Allers