Clark Spencer

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Clark Spencer
Born (1963-04-06) April 6, 1963 (age 57)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Alma mater Harvard University
OccupationFilm producer, businessman, studio executive
Employer Walt Disney Animation Studios (1993–present)
Notable work
Lilo & Stitch
Winnie the Pooh
Wreck-It Ralph
TitlePresident of Walt Disney Animation Studios

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 Oscar for his work on the 2016 animated feature film Zootopia .



Spencer was born in Seattle, Washington, and attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Portland, Oregon 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] As of January 2020, Spencer is set to co-produce an untitled animated film centered on a latinx family for Disney, alongside Yvett Merino Flores. [5]



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