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Thor Freudenthal

Thor Freudenthal

Thor Freudenthal was born and raised in Berlin, Germany. His knack for visual storytelling showed early. While still in high school, he wrote and illustrated a series of comics for German publisher Carlsen, the publisher of the Tintin series.

As a student at the Berlin Academy of Arts, Freudenthal discovered his passion for film. His self-produced short films, mind the gap! and Monkey Business, quickly garnered awards and accolades on the European film festival circuit.

His work landed him a scholarship at the California Institute of the Arts. His first American short film The Tenor, about a zoo ostrich who dreams of a career in opera, went on to win the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences First Prize Student Emmy. It also toured the world with "Spike and Mike's Festival of Sick & Twisted Animation."

He then joined Sony Pictures' Imageworks and the creative team on the films Stuart Little and Stuart Little 2. Working closely with director Rob Minkoff, he shaped the digital characters for the films and took on the complex task of pre-visualizing the scripts and supervising the team of storyboard artists. Stuart Little subsequently earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects.

Freudenthal next made the leap into commercial directing and has worked for a wide roster of clients both in the American and European markets, including Nike, Reebok, Nabisco, Burger King, Florida's Natural, Popsicle and Philadelphia. In his spot advertising work, he combines his expertise in visual effects with a flair for offbeat humor and whimsical storytelling.

Freudenthal applied his comprehensive knowledge to the world of feature filmmaking as second unit director on Disney's The Haunted Mansion starring Eddie Murphy.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.

Thor Freudenthal Facts

OccupationDirector, Screenwriter
BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

Selected Filmography

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid
Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters
Hotel for Dogs
Legends of Yesterday
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters: Extended Preview
Percy Jackson & The Olympians : The Lightning Thief / Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Episode 1
Percy Jackson lightning Thief & Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters DVD Set Amazing Fantasy Olympians Double Feature
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