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During the last 26 years Bill has worked in the animation and film industry on over 30 films, TV shows, DVDs, short films, and video games. His involvement has ranged from art director, production designer, visual development, layout artist, to storyboard artist. He began his film career as a layout artist at Walt Disney Feature Animation on Oliver and Co. and continued on a string of hits Including: Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast, and lead layout on the critically acclaimed Rescuers Down Under. As art director on Aladdin, Bill developed the first comprehensive style guide to unify the drawing style of the environments and characters, and solidify the overall continuity of the film. He left Disney during Fantasia 2000 after co-art directing the Pines of Rome sequence. In 1994, Bill moved on to Warner bros. to do visual development and art direct Jam. Shortly after it’s completion he began doing visual development for DreamWorks on Shrek, and then moved to San Fransisco to be the production designer on Frankenstein for ILM. In 2001 Bill returned to Moorpark California and opened High Street Studio as an independent preproduction and design studio where he took on contract again with Walt Disney Feature Animation on Brother Bear, and worked jointly with DNA Productions, on the Ant Bully, Character Builders, and Disneytoon studios on 101 Dalmatians, Patch’s’ London Adventure, Tarzan II, Brother Bear II, Tinkerbell, and Fox and the Hound II. In 2005 he worked jointly with the 9thdevelopment, and storyboards, on live action projects such as Outlander (Ascendant Films), The Spiderwick Chronicles and Charlotte’s Web (Paramount). In 2007 Bill returned to the Walt Disney Studio and worked on Bolt, Prep and Landing 1 and 2, Tangled, Frozen, and art directed A Tick Tock Tale. He currently works as art director at Disneytoons Studio on an upcoming project.