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Scribner was born and raised in the Republic of Panama, where he attended grade schools and drew his way through most of his classes. After attending The Bolles School in Florida, he majored in film at Emerson College in Boston and moved to Los Angeles to pursue animation and joined Hanna-Barbera Productions. He became an animator at the Walt Disney Animation Studios in the mid 1980s and it is in 1988 that he directed Oliver & Company. He also directed the featurette The Prince and the Pauper, starring Mickey Mouse in a duo role playing both himself and the Prince. After working on numerous other features, he was originally going to co-direct The Lion King.
Scribner recently completed documenting the expansion of the Panama Canal through a series of paintings that capture both the magnitude of the project as well as the unique culture and stories of the people of Panama. The paintings can be found on his official website listed below.
He worked as a director on an early version of the Pomp and Circumstance sequence for Fantasia 2000 where Donald Duck was to deliver jewel to the children of the Princes and Princesses of the Disney films. The idea was shelved.
Scribner is an accomplished painter who is known for painting ocean scenes.
He recently appeared in the 2010 documentary film Waking Sleeping Beauty.
He is a native to Panama City.
|1980||Bugs Bunny's Bustin' Out All Over||assistant animator||TV special|
|1981||ABC Weekend Specials||animator||Episode: "The Puppy Saves the Circus"|
|The Kwicky Koala Show||animator|
|A Chipmunk Christmas||animator||TV special|
|1983||The Biskitts||layout artist|
|1984||The Transformers||storyboard artist|
|1985||Challenge of the GoBots||story director|
|1985–1987||CBS Storybreak||storyboard designer|
|Heavy Metal||animator||segment: "Taarna"|
|1982||Heidi's Song||character animator|
|1985||The Black Cauldron||animator|
|1988||Oliver & Company||director|
|1990||The Prince and the Pauper||director|
|1994||The Lion King||additional story material|
|2010||Waking Sleeping Beauty||himself|
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