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Barry Cook - Biography, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Filmography

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Born August 12, 1958, Nashville, Tennessee, USA is an American film director, screenwriter and producer.

Barry's passion for cinematography came to him as a child, at the age of 10 he already tried to shoot videos on an 8 mm camera. And after 2 years, he won a prize at the local festival of young filmmakers "The Vampire" and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ". For some time, together with his brother Cook, he worked in the USA for Opryland, where they drew cartoons.

At 18, Barry moved to California to pursue his creative career. Here he entered Columbia College, at the same time assisting his director friends in student work. Cook spent some time as an intern at the Hanna Barbera animation studio, where he participated in the creation of the pilot for the animated series The Smurfs.

In 1981, Barry was invited to the Disney studio, where he immediately began work on the fantastic film Tron, which was released in 1982. Cook created animation effects for many of the studio's films, including The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), Oliver and Company and many others. Over time, Cook became the head of the animation special effects department at Disney Studios.

In 1992, Barry came up with the idea of ??filming a short film about a boy and a horse, "Off His Rockers". American producer Peter Schneider, who at that time was in charge of the artistic animation department, saw Cook's talent and supported the idea of ??creating the tape. So in the summer of 1992, Cook's cartoon was first shown on the screen, created by him according to his own script. "Gone Mad" was also appreciated by director John Kleisner and in some way became the impetus for the creation of the full-length comedy film "Darling, I Enlarged the Child" (1992). The following year, Cook released his next short film, "The Tangled Trail," with the beloved Roger Rabbit.

Previous experience helped Barry Cook to release his first feature-length cartoon Mulan (1998) a few years later, which won numerous awards at world film festivals, including Emmy, Golden Globe nominations and Academy Awards. Work on the film began in 1994, when the studio sent a film crew of animators to China to fully immerse themselves in the spirit and culture of the Middle Kingdom. A whole group of screenwriters worked on the picture, whose task was to interpret the Chinese poem "Song of Hua Mulan" into a fascinating story for the cartoon. Cook was directed by Tony Bancroft. Mulan was a huge hit with viewers and great box office sales worldwide. The tape bypassed the ratings of the previous films released by Disney - "Hercules" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame".

In 2011, together with Sarah Smith, Cook created the cartoon "The Secret Service of Santa Claus", the story of which tells the audience a mysterious secret about how Santa manages to give gifts to all children on Earth in just one night. And two years later in 2013, Cook together with Neil Nightingale released the family animated film Walking with the Dinosaurs, using 3-D cinema technology.

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