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|Born||March 22, 1975|
|Alma mater||Columbus College of Art and Design|
|Occupation(s)||Director, story artist, writer|
Nathan Greno (born March 22, 1975) is an American film director, story artist, and writer best known as the co-director of the 2010 animated film Tangled.
Inspired by Disney films since the first grade, Greno started as a young boy writing and drawing comic books and strips. In 1996, during his junior year at Columbus College of Art and Design, he was hired by Walt Disney Feature Animation. He started there as an animation cleaner on Mulan (1998). Being creatively unfulfilled, he switched to story development. He then contributed as a story artist on Brother Bear (2003), wrote a screenplay and worked as a story artist on Meet the Robinsons (2007), and supervised the story on Bolt (2008). With the short film Super Rhino (2009), he made his directorial debut. In 2006, he took over a long-in-development project Tangled, based on the fairy tale Rapunzel and chose Byron Howard, with whom he had collaborated on Bolt and Super Rhino, as a directing partner. The film was released in 2010 to a great critical and financial reception, and was followed in 2012 by Greno and Howard-directed short film Tangled Ever After.
Greno had most recently been directing an animated film titled Gigantic. Loosely based on the fairy tale of Jack and the Beanstalk, it was scheduled for a 2020 release. However, in October 2017, it was announced that the film had been shelved. In February 2018, it was announced that Greno had signed a multiyear contract with Skydance Media to write and direct an animated film provisionally titled Powerless, as well as consult on projects in development.
|Director||Writer||Head of |
|1998||Mulan||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||Breakdown Animator: Mushu|
|2007||Meet the Robinsons||No||Screenplay||No||No||Story||Yes||Lefty|
|2009||The Princess and the Frog||No||No||No||No||No||No||Disney Story Trust - uncredited|
|2010||Tangled||Yes||No||No||No||No||Yes||Guard 1/Thug 1|
|2011||Winnie the Pooh||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|2014||Big Hero 6||No||No||No||Creative||No||Yes||Creative Leadership|
|Prep & Landing||No||No||No||Yes||Dasher||Television Special|
|2012||Tangled Ever After||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Guard / Maximus / Stabbington Brothers|
Cancelled feature film projects
|Cancelled Year of Release||Title||Director|
|2016, 2018, 2020||Gigantic||Yes|
- Happenings, April 7, 2011
- Grossberg, Michael (September 16, 2012). "Hollywood studios brimming with talent honed in Columbus". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved February 7, 2014.
- Desowitz, Bill (November 19, 2010). "Nathan Greno & Byron Howard Talk 'Tangled'". Animation World Network. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
- Khatchatourian, Maane (August 14, 2015). "Disney Announces Jack and the Beanstalk Animated Movie 'Gigantic'". Variety. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
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- Busch, Anita (February 22, 2018). "Skydance Media Taps 'Tangled's Nathan Greno In Multiyear Deal, Will Direct 'Powerless'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
- Goldman, Eric (February 18, 2016). "How Disney's Story Trust Helped Change Big Hero 6, Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph and More". IGN. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
- Goldsmith, Jill (April 6, 2020). "Skydance Media Acquires Animation Unit Of Madrid-Based Ilion Studios". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
- Hopewell, John (June 19, 2021). "Joe Mateo Bows 'Blush,' the First Short Film from Apple Original Films, Skydance Animation". Variety. Retrieved March 12, 2022.
- Hunter, Honor (September 10, 2013). "Giant Steps..." Blue Sky Disney. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
- Holmes, Adam (October 3, 2016). "Disney's Jack And The Beanstalk Movie Just Hired Someone Over From Pixar". Cinemablend. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
- Sciretta, Peter (October 10, 2017). "'Gigantic' Canceled By Disney Animation". /Film. Retrieved April 5, 2021.