Clark Spencer
President of Walt Disney Animation Studios
Assumed office
August 2019 (2019-08)
Preceded byAndrew Millstein
Personal details
Born (1963-04-06) April 6, 1963 (age 59)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Alma materHarvard University
OccupationFilm producer, businessman, studio executive

Clark Spencer (born April 6, 1963) is an American film producer, businessman and studio executive best known for his work at Walt Disney Animation Studios, and for winning the Oscars for Best Animated Feature for his work on Zootopia and Encanto.

Biography

Spencer was born in Seattle, Washington, and attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Tacoma, Washington from September 1976[citation needed] to June 1981. Spencer graduated from Harvard University in 1985 with a degree in history.

He joined Walt Disney Feature Animation in 1993. He was director of planning but moved on to be senior vice president of finance and operations. He moved on to the Florida animation division of the company where he was the head of studio before becoming the producer of Lilo & Stitch (2002).[1][2] Since then, Spencer has gone on to also produce the Disney animated film Bolt, as well as Winnie the Pooh, Wreck-It Ralph and Zootopia.[3]

He was involved in the purchase of Miramax Films in the early 1990s.

In August 2019, Spencer was named president of Walt Disney Animation Studios after Andrew Millstein was moved over to co-president of Blue Sky Studios.[4]

Filmography

Feature films

Year Title Producer Studio
Leadership
2002 Lilo & Stitch Yes No
2007 Meet the Robinsons Executive No
2008 Bolt Yes No
2009 The Princess and the Frog No Uncredited
2010 Tangled No Yes
2011 Winnie the Pooh Yes Yes
2012 Wreck-It Ralph Yes Uncredited
2013 Frozen No Yes
2014 Big Hero 6 No Yes
2016 Zootopia Yes Yes
Moana No Yes
2018 Ralph Breaks the Internet Yes Yes
2019 Frozen II No Yes
2021 Raya and the Last Dragon No Yes
Encanto Yes Yes
2022 Strange World No Yes

Short films

Year Title Producer
2009 Super Rhino Yes

Awards

Producers Guild of America
Academy Award

References

  1. ^ The Story Room: The Making of 'Lilo & Stitch' (DVD). Burbank, CA: Walt Disney Home Entertainment. 2005.
  2. ^ Jérémie Noyer (March 24, 2009). "Lilo & Stitch: Producer Clark Spencer on a Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride! • Animated Views". Animatedviews.com. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  3. ^ "Clark Spencer". IMDb. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  4. ^ Keegan, Rebecca (August 9, 2019). "Disney Installs Top Animation Execs at Fox's Blue Sky". The Hollywood Reporter.
  5. ^ Donnelly, Jim. "OSCAR NOMINATIONS 2019: SEE FULL LIST OF NOMINEES". The Oscars. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  6. ^ "93rd Academy Awards Nominees". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on March 15, 2021. Retrieved March 15, 2021.