Kahlil Gibranís The Prophet
Saturday, November 14
Steve Hanson, Julia Lebedev, Haytham Nasr, Nael Nasr, William Nix, Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek, Liam Neeson, John Krasinski, Frank Langella, Quvenzhane Wallis, Alfred Molina
Born in Rye, New York but raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Allers became hooked on animation, at the age of five, after seeing Disney's Peter Pan. Deciding that he wanted to purse a career at Disney, a few years later, he sent off to Disneyland for a do-it-yourself animation kit. Allers received a degree in fine arts from Arizona State University but it was after auditing a class at Harvard that he found his interest in animation renewed. He landed a job with Lisberger Studios, where he worked on the animation end for projects such as Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Make a Wish, and various commercials. After he lived in Los Angeles,Toronto and Tokyo working on various animation projects. Landing back in Los Angeles in 1985, he heard that Disney was looking for a storyboard artist and immediately applied. His dream job had finally come true. This lead him to work on The Little Mermaid, The Prince and the Pauper, The Rescuers Down Under, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. He then made his feature film debut directing The Lion King.