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Tony Leondis

Tony Leondis


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Tony Leondis is a film director who started his career storyboarding on Dreamworks Animation's first film, The Prince of Egypt. He continued at the studio to work on El Dorado and Shrek and then worked as a storyboard artist at Disney Feature Animation until he was given the opportunity to co-write and direct the sequel to Lilo and Stitch for DisneyToon Studios, which won an Annie Award for Best Direct to DVD Feature. Tony was also nominated that year in the writing category for Kronk's New Groove.

Tony went on to make his feature directing debut with MGM's animated film, Igor, as well as directing the Annie Award-winning DVD short, Kung Fu Panda 2: Secrets of the Masters. Tony most recently directed and co-wrote Sony Pictures Animation's feature, The Emoji Movie, now on Digital, 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, and DVD.

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