This blog not only showcases the production art of animated films, but the personal work of the artists behind the magic.

Eric Goldberg

(1955-Present)

Having always wants to do animation since he was a kid, experimenting with flip books and Super-8 films before he was 13. After earning a degree in Illustration from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, Eric started out as an assistant animator on Raggedy Ann and Andy, directed by Richard Williams. After the films completion, Eric moved to London to work in Williams’s studio as a director/animator for commercials. While in London, Eric broke off to start his own studio, Pizazz Pictures, and worked there until Disney Studios asked him to animate the Genie in Aladdin. After that, he co-directed Pocahontas and was the lead animator for Phil from Hercules. During the production hiatus on The Emperor’s New Groove, Eric wrote, directed, and help animate two sequences: ‘Carnival of the Animals' and 'Rhapsody in Blue' for Fantasia/2000. Goldberg left Disney after this to, not only direct Looney Tunes: Back in Action, but also to provide the voices of Marvin the Martian, Michigan J. Frog, Speedy Gonzales, and Tweety Bird. While the film wasn’t commercially successful, Goldberg received the Annie Award nomination for Outstanding Directing in an Animated Feature. Eric returned to Disney to work as the Supervising Animator for Louis in Princess in the Frog and Rabbit in Winnie the Pooh. Currently, Eric still works at Disney as a supervising animator for the upcoming Wreck-it-Ralph

Characters

  • Raggedy Ann & Andy: Assistant Animator
  • Ziggy’s Gift: Animator
  • Rupert and the Frog: Animator
  • Aladdin: Genie
  • The Princess and the Cobbler: Animator
  • Mrs. Doubtfire: Animator
  • Chariots of Fur: Animator
  • Hercules: Phil
  • From Hare to Eternity: Animator
  • Fantasia/2000: Animator 
  • Looney Tunes: Back in Action: Animation Director
  • Boys Night Out: Animator
  • Fat Albert: Animator
  • Son of the Mask: Animator
  • The Pink Panther: Animator
  • How to Hook Up Your Home Theater: Animator
  • Pups in Liberty: Lead Animator
  • The Princess and the Frog: Louis, Additional Characters
  • Winnie the Pooh: Rabbit
Director/Story Artist
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“Rhapsody in Blue” from “Fantasia 2000”

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“Rhapsody in Blue” from “Fantasia 2000”

My favorite part of Fantasia 2000 and one of Disney’s best shorts in years.

Princess and the Frog Reel

Eric Goldberg(Louis), Mark Henn(Tiana), Randy Haycock(Naveen), Mike Surrey(Ray), Bruce W. Smith(Doctor Facilier), Nik Ranieri(Charlotte), Andreas Deja(Mama Odie+Juju), Anthony DeRosa(Lawrence), Duncan Majoribanks(Big Daddy La Bouff), and Ruben Aquino(Eudora and James).