Irene Mecchi is an American writer for television, movies, newspapers and Broadway. Originally from San Francisco, she started her work with Disney in March 1992, when she wrote Recycle Rex, an animated short film which won the 1994 Environmental Media Award. Irene has worked on Herb Caen's books, and is the co-screenwriter of Disney animated movies such as The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Hercules. With co-author Roger Allers, she received a 1998 Tony nomination for writing the book for The Lion King. Irene wrote the teleplay for Annie, which aired on ABC in 1999.

Disney Filmography

Year Film Position
1994 The Lion King Screenplay
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Animation Screenplay
1997 Hercules Animation Screenplay
1998 The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Characters (uncredited)
1999 Annie Teleplay
2000 Fantasia 2000 Writer-Host Sequences
2002 The Hunchback of Notre Dame II Characters (uncredited)
2004 The Lion King 1 1/2 Additional Screenplay Material
2012 Brave Screenplay
2015 Strange Magic Screenplay