April 2, 1963
Boaz, Alabama, U.S.
|Other names||Timothy Hodge, Timm Hodge|
|Occupation(s)||Voice actor, writer, director, storyboard artist, animator, comedian, executive producer, producer|
Timothy Hodge (born April 2, 1963) is an American voice actor, story artist, writer, animator, comedian, and director at Big Idea Entertainment in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has works on the VeggieTalesvideos as well as other animated projects like 3-2-1 Penguins! .
Hodge became interested in film-making while he was in 7th grade when he stumbled upon his dad's 8 mm camera and spent his summer making short films using clay and other materials. Hodge later went on to attend Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He got his first job in animation at the then-current/now-defunct Willming-Reams Animation studio in San Antonio, Texas, where he drew animated television commercials for seven years, at the same time studying at the San Antonio Art Institute.
He later joined the Walt Disney Feature Animation studio located at the Disney/MGM Studios theme park in Orlando, Florida. While at Disney, he also worked as story artist on films like Mulan , John Henry for Disney's American Legends video and Brother Bear .
It was in 2000 that he took his family and moved north to Chicago, Illinois to join the studios of Big Idea Productions at the Yorktown Center mall and started working in computer animation. Hodge's directorial debut at Big Idea, Lyle the Kindly Viking , won the Best Direct To Video Animated Release at the 2001 World Animation Celebration. He was nominated for an Annie Award for Best Vocal Performance in 2003 for his role as Khalil in Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie .
Hodge won 1st Runner-up for his live-action short film Soccer Mom Detective in 2008.[ citation needed ]
He currently resides in Franklin, Tennessee.[ citation needed ]
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