Francis Glebas, Director

Francis Glebas is a writer, director , storyboard artist, and teacher.   He directed Piglet’s Big Movie for Walt Disney Feature Animation and his most recent film work is Rio 2 where he worked in storyboarding and visual development.

His books (available on Amazon) include:

"Directing the Story: Professional Storytelling and Storyboarding Techniques for Live Action and Animation"  released in November of 2008. 

"The Animator's Eye: Adding Life to Animation with Timing, Layout, Design, Color and Sound" released in August 2012.

"Iggy’s Incredibly Easy Way to Write A Story" released in November 2012

"The Mouse Who Wanted to Do Something Really Big" released in May 2013

Francis has been heavily involved with Walt Disney Feature Animation and has worked on the following films:

Aladdin - Storyboards & Visual Development
The Lion King - Storyboarding
Pocahontas - Storyboarding & Visual Development
The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Storyboarding
Hercules - Storyboarding & Visual Development
Fantasia 2000 - Director, Storyboarding & Visual Development
Dinosaur - Storyboarding
Treasure Planet - Storyboarding & Visual Development
Piglet's Big Movie Director
The Fox and the Hound 2- Additional Directing & Storyboarding

Other Projects:

For Universal:  Curious George II
For Warner Bros:  Tom & Jerry, Fast & Furious

He has taught courses related to filmmaking and creativity at the following:

New York Institute of Technology
University of California, Los Angeles
Gnomon School of Visual Effects
▪Story Workshops Disney Feature Animation at Walt Disney Imagineering & the Disney Institute