Igor Khait has been making animated films for more than 20 years. Beginning his career in 1989 at Amblin Entertainment, he has since worked at many of the most prestigious animation studios in the field. In that time he has built a strong reputation for creativity and versatility as well as for nurturing talent. Most recently, he served as Co-Producer on the Touchstone/Rocket Pictures animated musical comedy Gnomeo & Juliet.
In 2006, Khait was a Producer on Everyone’s Hero from IDT Entertainment/Starz Animation. He was also the Producer on Leroy and Stitch, the final chapter in Disney’s highly popular Lilo & Stitch: The Series. Other projects include Sheepish and Unearth, both for Starz Animation.
In 2003, Igor Khait was the Associate Producer on Walt Disney Studios’ Brother Bear, an Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature. Prior to that, he served as Production Manager on Disney’s Atlantis, the Lost Empire, Warner Bros.’ Quest for Camelot, and Paramount’s Bebe’s Kids. Additionally, he has worked in production on the CBS animated series Family Dog, executive-produced by Steven Spielberg and Tim Burton, an animated Christmas special A Wish for Wings That Work based on the popular Bloom County comic strip, and on a number of industrial and corporate films.
Igor’s experience also includes working with John Kricfalusi, creator of the Emmy-nominated Ren and Stimpy. During his years at Kricfalusi’s company, Spumco, Igor helped manage the production of the Spumco comics and toys, and was the Associate Producer of a collector’s edition of The Flintstones, The Early Episodes laser disc set.
Art, animation, and film have always been Igor’s passion. He received his first B.A. in Fine Art from University of California, Santa Cruz and his second B.A. in Film Graphics and Animation from Cal Arts in Valencia, CA.