|Net Worth:||$30 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Aug 11, 1962 (59 years old)|
|Profession:||Film Director, Animator, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Television Producer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Rob Minkoff is an American director best known for collaborating with Roger Allers to co-direct the 1994 Disney animated picture The Lion King. Prior to this, he worked as a character animator on several Disney films. Among Minkoff’s other credits are The Haunted Mansion, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, and Stuart Little and its sequel.Rob Minkoff was born on August 11, 1962, in Palo Alto, California, in the United States. He attended Palo Alto High School as a teen before enrolling at the California Institute of the Arts in Santa Clarita. Graduating from the Department of Character Animation in the mid-1980s, he worked on numerous cartoons and movies.
While still a student at CalArts, Minkoff was hired as an in-between artist for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ film The Black Cauldron. Following that, he worked as a supervising animator on The Great Mouse Detective and then designed characters for The Brave Little Toaster. He also penned the song Good Company for the 1988 film Oliver & Company. Minkoff did character animation for The Little Mermaid at the end of the decade and directed two Roger Rabbit short films, Tummy Trouble and Roller Coaster Rabbit, in 1989 and 1990. Following that, he worked on the pre-production writing for 1991’s Beauty and the Beast and directed the 1992 Mickey Mouse short Mickey’s Audition.
Rob Minkoff Career
Rob received his big break in 1983 when Walt Disney Animation Studios hired him to work on the animated fantasy film The Black Cauldron. He worked as a supervising animator on the animated mystery adventure film The Great Mouse Detective in 1986. He was then hired as a character designer for the animated musical film The Brave Little Toaster.
His next project as a character animator was the 1989 release of the musical fantasy animated film The Little Mermaid. Following that, he directed two Roger Rabbit short films, Tummy Trouble in 1989 and Roller Coaster Rabbit in 1990. Rob also contributed animation concepts for the film Beauty and the Beast, as he was an important part of the pre-production script development.
He directed Mickey Mouse’s short Mickey’s Audition in 1992.
Rob’s efforts were rewarded when he was given the opportunity to helm the animated musical drama film The Lion King. He co-directed the film with Roger Allers. The film went on to win two Academy Awards: Best Original Score and Best Original Song. Stuart Little, his next directorial effort, was released in 1999. The picture was his first live-action feature, and it was warmly received by audiences.
In 2002, Minkoff directed the second instalment of the film Stuart Little 2. The film featured a mix of computer animation and live-action, and it was a huge success. In 2003, he directed The Haunted Mansion, another live-action film. In 2008, Rob released another box office hit, The Forbidden Kingdom. Jackie Chan and Jet Lee play the key roles in the film.
In 2011, Rob experimented with several film genres by directing Flypaper, a criminal comedy. However, the film did not perform well at the box office. Mr. Peabody & Sherman, a computer-animated comedy film, was his directorial debut in 2014. The film was a box office success, grossing $275.7 million worldwide.
Rob Minkoff Personal Life
Rob Minkoff is a married man who married entrepreneur Crystal Kung on September 29, 2007. Crystal is currently participating on the 11th season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Rob met her for the first time during a party thrown in his office in 2003. Following that, they went on their first date to see the premiere of Finding Nemo, an animated film. On the occasion of Valentine’s Day in 2006, Rob proposed to Crystal. The couple has two children, a son named Max and a daughter named Zoe.
Minkoff’s personal worth is expected to be over $30 million by 2022. His wife Crystal Minkoff’s net worth, on the other hand, is reported to be approximately $1 million. She will also earn roughly $100,000 for her first season of RHOBH.