'Zootopia', 'Wreck-It Ralph' director Rich Moore to Join Sony Pictures Animation

Screen | 4/9/2019 | Jeremy Kay
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Rich Moore, the Oscar-winning animation director whose credits include Zootopia and Wreck It Ralph, is leaving the Disney fold and will join Sony Pictures Animation to develop, produce and direct original animated features.

Moore will also be available to act in an advisory capacity with ongoing feature film and series-based projects at the studio.

Oscar-winner - Zootopia - Byron - Howard - Debut

Moore directed Oscar-winner Zootopia (pictured) with Byron Howard and made his directorial debut with Disney Animation on the 2012 Oscar-nominated Wreck-It Ralph. He most recently directed the 2018 Oscar-nominated follow-up, Ralph Breaks The Internet with Phil Johnston.

Sony Pictures Animation president Kristine Belson said, “Rich is a world-class storyteller and he brings with him a wealth of experience and a unique sensibility for story, comedy and heart. We are so excited for him to join our team of filmmakers at Sony Pictures Animation as we continue to develop a slate of animated features that are big, bold, and will take audiences by surprise.”

Moore - Sony - Animation - Player - Animation

Moore said, “Sony Animation has emerged as a major player among animation studios. Their vision to give...
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