2019 RESUME




JASON LETHCOE

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WRITER/PUBLISHED AUTHOR

DISNEY PUBLISHING
Author/Illustrator
TALES FROM ADVENTURELAND trilogy
THE MOUSE WATCH trilogy

THOMAS NELSON
Author  
NO PLACE LIKE HOLMES trilogy

GROSSET AND DUNLAP
Author
THE MISADVENTURES OF BENJAMIN PIFF trilogy  
Optioned by Universal Studios.

THE MYSTERIOUS MR. SPINES series. 
Optioned by Sony Pictures Animation.

BALLANTINE BOOKS
Author
AMAZING ADVENTURES FROM ZOOM’S ACADEMY 
(The property was optioned by Revolution Studios and made into the movie ZOOM starring Tim Allen.)

FOX ANIMATION
Writer
Undisclosed Screenplay for Fox Animation Studios.  

MARZA ANIMATION PLANET
Writer
Screenplay/development THE GHOST KING and SONIC THE HEDGEHOG

BAGDASARIAN PRODUCTIONS
Writer/Supervising Producer
ALVIN!!!

JIM HENSON PRODUCTIONS
Writer
CURSE OF THE MURPHYS optioned for development as a feature film.

ANIMEX
Writer
LAND OF SOKMUNSTER screenplay

PRESIDENT of Wizardtree Animation Studios Inc.  
Produced, directed and wrote new media for educational clients including Wireless Generation.  Also illustrated children’s media for Renegade Animation.




2019    Alcon Animation
Story Artist

2015-2018      Walt Disney Studios
Head of Story- Haunted Mansion  
Story-Tumbleweed


2013-2015      Paramount Pictures
Story Artist/Development - Wonder Park

2002-2013      Sony Pictures Animation       Culver City, CA
Story Artist/Development/Director
            
Wrote and directed Cloudy with a Chance of Clones short
Surf’s Up, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Hotel Transylvania, 
A Smurfs Christmas Carol, Rustboy, Popeye, Kazorn and several undisclosed projects for Sony Pictures Animation


1997-2002      Walt Disney Company           Burbank, CA
Animation Supervisor/Story Artist
            
Directed and developed Pirates Of The Caribbean DTV animated feature
            
Animation Supervisor for Walt Disney’s Frankenstein
            
Head of Story/ Story Artist/ Development at Walt Disney Feature Animation on Don Quixote, Snow Queen, and Fantasia 3.  

Other projects for the studio included The Tigger Movie and Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas. 

1988-1997      Various Studios and Projects  
Director/Animator 
                   
·       Directed Commercials at Olive Jar Animation for clients including McDonald’s, Sony, 
·       HBO and an animated segment for The Puzzle Place children’s television show.
·       Co-created and drew a new comic book series for Marvel Comics titled The Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer
·       2d Animator at Warner Brother’s Classics on several Bugs Bunny shorts and commercials.  2d Animator at Turner Feature Animation on The Pagemaster
·       Inbetweener at Walt Disney studios on The Little Mermaid
·       Worldfest Houston Gold Award for animation of Bugs Bunny on Nike’s “Hare Jordan” commercial. 

Nominated for the 2001 Lighthouse Award for Best Debut of a new comic book series.  Member WGA, The Author’s Guild, and the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.  Shortlisted for the 2010 Leserpries German “Reader’s Choice” Award. Finalist in the 2012 Retailer’s Choice Awards.


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