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John Musker
John Musker
Background information
Born November 8, 1953 (age 62)

Chicago, Illinois

Cause of death
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Alternate names
Occupation(s) Animator, film director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1977 - Currently
Partner(s) Gale Musker
Children Twin Sons: Jackson and Patrick Musker, Daughter: Julia Musker

John Musker (born November 8, 1953) is a director at Walt Disney Animation Studios who generally works with Ron Clements.


Year Film Position
1978 The Small One Assistant Animator (uncredited)
1981 The Fox and the Hound Supervising Animator
1985 The Black Cauldron Additional Story Contributions
1986 The Great Mouse Detective Director/Story Adaptation
1989 The Little Mermaid Director/Writer
1992 Aladdin Director/Producer/Screenplay
1997 Hercules Director/Producer/Screenplay
2002 Treasure Planet Director/Producer/Story & Screenplay/Developer
2009 The Princess and the Frog Director/Writer
2016 Moana Director


  • As said in the commentary of Beauty and the Beast, John Musker has his three rules of comedy:
    • Funny Face
    • Pants falling down/On fire
    • Someone getting hit in the head with something.


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