Karen Disher

American story board artist and film director

Karen Beth Disher (born August 7, 1972) is an American storyboard artist and movie director. She has also done many voice over roles in cartoons, television, movies and video games.

Karen Disher
Disher in 2015
Karen "Beth" Disher[1]

(1972-08-07) August 7, 1972 (age 51)
Alma materTisch School of the Arts[2]
Occupation(s)Film director, storyboard artist
Years active1993–present
Employer(s)Blue Sky Studios (2002–2021)
20th Century Animation (2021–present)
SpouseRobert Partington (m. 2001–present)

She has worked for MTV, where she designed the main characters for the cartoon series Daria.[1] She then joined Blue Sky Studios, where she worked as storyboard artist on many animated movies, such as Robots, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Horton Hears a Who!, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,[3] Ice Age: Continental Drift, and Epic.

Personal life change

In 2001, Disher married Robert Todd Partington, then a supervisor of computer graphics and animation technologies for MTV Networks.[1]

Filmography change

Film change

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Robots storyboard artist
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown
2008 Horton Hears a Who! Who Kid
Surviving Sid (short film) S'more director
2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Scratte storyboard artist
2011 Rio Mother Bird head of story
2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift Scratte storyboard artist
2013 Epic
2014 Rio 2
2015 The Peanuts Movie
2016 Ice Age: Collision Course
2017 Ferdinand
2019 Spies in Disguise additional story artist, Blue Sky senior creative team

Television change

Year Title Role Notes
1994–1997 Beavis and Butt-head layout artist
1997–2002 Daria Sally supervising director/original character designer
2011 Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Molehog director

Video games change

Year Title Notes
2000 Daria's Inferno creative consultant

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "WEDDINGS; Karen Disher, Robert Partington". The New York Times. May 13, 2001. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
  2. Tisch Special Programs (January 21, 2011). "Master Class with Karen Disher". YouTube. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
  3. "Karen Disher in Tisch Asia: Metamorphosis of a Film". Tisch Asia Blog. November 26, 2010. Archived from the original on March 1, 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2013.

Other websites change