Roger Allers

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Birth Name: Roger Allers

Allers was first drawn to the field after seeing Disney's "Peter Pan" (1953) at age five. He was moved to send away to Disneyland for a do-it-yourself animation kit but he gave up on that career goal in high school after Walt Disney died. Allers studied drawing and painting and earned a fine arts degree before spending two years traveling and living in Greece. In these classical surroundings, the young artist devoted himself to drawing, spent some time living in a cave, and met his future bride. They moved to Boston in 1973 where Allers had his love of cartoons rekindled by sitting in an animation class at Harvard. He made a 15-second animated short, assembled a portfolio of his college work... Continue Bio >>

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