Thor Freudenthal

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Thor Freudenthal
Born (1972-10-20) 20 October 1972 (age 47)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, animator, special effect artist
Years active1994–present
Notable work
Hotel for Dogs
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Thor Freudenthal (lauren 20 October 1972) is a German film director, animator and special effects artist.

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Life and career

Freudenthal was raised in Berlin, Germany. [1] [2] [3] He attended the Hochschule der Künste Berlin, and later moved to Southern California as an exchange student at CalArts. [1] He started out as an animation director on short films like Mind the Gap, Monkey Business and The Tenor. He also worked on conceptal/visual art work at Sony Pictures Imageworks on films like Stuart Little , The ChubbChubbs! and Stuart Little 2 . He later worked as second unit director on Disney's The Haunted Mansion . In 2005, he directed the short film Motel which was his first live-action film. He then worked as director on Hotel for Dogs in 2009 for DreamWorks Pictures. He directed the live-action/animated feature film, Diary of a Wimpy Kid , based on the book by Jeff Kinney. He has also been featured in Diary of a Wimpy Kid Movie Diary .

He directed Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013).

Thor has also directed multiple episodes of Arrow and one episode of The Flash [ citation needed ].

Filmography

Film

YearFilmNotes
2009 Hotel for Dogs
2010 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Also storyboard artist [4]
2013 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
TBA Words on Bathroom Walls Post-production

Television

YearTitleEpisode(s)
2014 Arrow "The Climb"
"Al Sah-Him"
"Green Arrow"
"Legends of Yesterday"
2015 The Flash "Out of Time"
2015 Supergirl "How Does She Do It?"
2016 Legends of Tomorrow "The Magnificent Eight"
2017 The Expanse "Caliban's War"
"Assured Destruction"
"Reload"
2018 The Tick "Tale From the Crypt"
"The End of the Beginning (Or the Start of the Dawn of the Age of Superhero)"
2019 Carnival Row "Some Dark God Wakes"
"Aisling"
"The Joining of Unlike Things"

Short films

YearFilmDirectorWriter
1996Monkey BusinessYesYes
1997TattoosYesYes
1998The TenorYesYes
Mind the GapYesYes
2005MotelYesYes
2016StarmanYesNo

Other credits

YearFilmNotes
1999 Stuart Little Creative and visual effects development
2002 The ChubbChubbs! Character designer, storyboard artist
2002 Stuart Little 2 Conceptual artist
2003 The Haunted Mansion Second unit director

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References

  1. 1 2 Mary Schubert. "Calarts Student WinsAnimation Prize: Film Combines Ostrich, Oper". TheFreeLibrary.com . TheFreeDictionary.com . Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  2. Christina Villacorte (5 August 2013). "Dozens of misdemeanors downgraded to infractions". Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  3. Naomi Pfefferman (8 August 2013). "Thor Freudenthal on 'Percy Jackson,' grandparents on Schindler's list". The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles . Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  4. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary by Jeff Kinney