Rich Moore (born May 10, 1963) is a former director for The Simpsons who helped define the look of the show in the early seasons. His other directing credits include Futurama, The Critic, Drawn Together, Baby Blues and Wreck-It Ralph. His most recent work was sequence director on The Simpsons Movie and animation executive producer on the Futurama DVD movie Bender's Big Score. He studied animation at California Institute of the Arts.
Life and careerEdit
Moore studied animation at California Institute of the Arts. During his college years at CalArts, he narrated his friend Jim Reardon's student film Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown.
His animation directing credits include the television series The Simpsons, Futurama, The Critic, Drawn Together and Baby Blues, and the segment "Spy vs. Spy" for MADtv. He was also sequence director on The Simpsons Movie, and served as a supervising director on the Fox television series Sit Down, Shut Up, which debuted in 2009. On Futurama, he served as supervising director for the entire original series, though the post was shared by Gregg Vanzo in the first production season and with Bret Haaland for the second production season.
Moore directed the theatrical feature Wreck-It Ralph for the Walt Disney Animation Studios, released on November 2, 2012, and proved to be a worldwide success. He also supplied the voices for the characters Sour Bill and Zangief of Street Fighter. For 2016, he is directing, along with director Byron Howard and co-director Jared Bush, another Disney animated film, Zootopia
- Wreck-It Ralph - director, story, voice of Sour Bill and Zangief
- Big Hero 6 - Creative Leadership
- Zootopia - director with Byron Howard, story, voice of Doug and Larry, Creative Leadership
- Moana - Creative Leadership
- Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 - director with Phil Johnston, story, voice of Sour Bill, Creative Leadership