Thor Freudenthal

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Thor Freudenthal
Born (1972-10-20) 20 October 1972 (age 46)
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 (born 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 .

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

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

<i>Arrow</i> (TV series) American action-adventure television series

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Filmography

YearFilmCredit/Notes
1994Mind the GapDirector, writer
1996Monkey Business
1998The Tenor
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
2005 Motel Director, writer
2009 Hotel for Dogs Director
2010 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Director, storyboard artist [4]
2013 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Director
2014 Arrow Director (4 Episodes)
2015 The Flash Director (1 Episode)
2015 Supergirl Director (1 Episode)
2016 Legends of Tomorrow Director (1 Episode)
2017 The Expanse Director (3 Episodes)
2018 The Tick Director (2 episodes)
2019 Carnival Row Director (3 episodes)
TBA Words on Bathroom Walls 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