December 21, 1930|
Fresno, California, United States
Philip Roman (born December 21, 1930 in Fresno, California) is an American animator. He is the founder of animation studios Film Roman and Phil Roman Entertainment. Roman is of Mexican American descent.
Early in his career, Roman was an animator for Chuck Jones's independent studios, Sib Tower 12 Productions and later Chuck Jones Productions. He was a lead animator for 1966's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, and also provided an audio commentary along with June Foray on the DVD release of the film.
The animation studio he founded, Film Roman, is best known for producing the animation for The Simpsons and King of the Hill for 20th Century Fox and MTV, as well as the Garfield animated television specials.
Roman directed eleven of the twelve prime-time Garfield animated television specials broadcast between 1982 and 1991 (and produced the final one, Garfield Gets a Life). He also appeared in person in the 1988 documentary TV special Happy Birthday, Garfield!, which went behind the scenes of both the comic strip and the animated version of Garfield. In 1992, Roman directed Tom and Jerry: The Movie, Film Roman's first theatrical feature. Prior to running his own company, Roman also directed several of the Peanuts specials produced at Bill Melendez' studio.
Recently, Roman has served as the production supervisor and executive producer in the Mexican-American animated film El Americano: The Movie, set to be released in January 2016.
Following Film Roman's purchase by Waterman Entertainment, Roman returned to the company he founded as chairman emeritus.
- Garfield and Friends (1988–1994)--executive producer
- Bobby's World (1990–1998)--executive producer
- Zazoo U (1990–1991)--executive producer
- Mother Goose and Grimm (1991–1993)--executive producer
- Mighty Max (1993–1994)--executive producer
- The Mask: The Animated Series (1995–1997)--executive producer
- The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat (1995–1997)--executive producer
- Richie Rich (1996)--executive producer
- Bruno the Kid (1996–1997)--executive producer
- He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown (1968)--graphic blandishment
- It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown (1969)--graphic blandishment
- You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown (1972)--graphic blandishment
- There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown (1973)--graphic blandishment
- A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)--director
- It's a Mystery, Charlie Brown (1974)--director
- It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown (1974)--director
- Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (1975)--director
- You're a Good Sport, Charlie Brown (1975)--director
- It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown (1976)--director
- It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown (1977)--director
- What a Nightmare, Charlie Brown! (1978)--director
- You're the Greatest, Charlie Brown (1979)--director
- She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown (1980)--director
- Life Is a Circus, Charlie Brown (1980)--director
- It's Magic, Charlie Brown (1981)--director
- Someday You'll Find Her, Charlie Brown (1981)--director
- Here Comes Garfield (1982)--director
- Is This Goodbye, Charlie Brown? (1983)--director
- It's an Adventure, Charlie Brown (1983)--sequence director
- Garfield on the Town (1983)--director
- Garfield in the Rough (1984)--producer/director
- Garfield's Halloween Adventure (1985)--producer/director
- Garfield in Paradise (1986)--producer/director
- Garfield Goes Hollywood (1987)--producer/director
- A Garfield Christmas Special (1987)--producer/director
- Garfield: His 9 Lives (1988)--producer/director
- Garfield's Babes and Bullets (1989)--producer/director
- Garfield's Thanksgiving (1989)--producer/director
- Garfield's Feline Fantasies (1990)--producer/director
- Garfield Gets a Life (1991)--producer
- A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969)--animator (uncredited)
- Snoopy, Come Home (1972)--graphic blandishment
- Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)--co-director
- Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!!) (1980)--co-director
- Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1992)--producer/director
- El Americano: The Movie (2016)--producer/co-screenwriter
- "Company Town; Drawing on Creativity; A Struggling Film Roman Tries to Reanimate Itself". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-12-23.
- Olmos and Animex Join Forces on El Americano The Movie Animation World Network. Retrieved December 13, 2013. May 18, 2012.
- McNary, Dave (12 November 2015). "'Simpsons' Animator Film Roman Bought by Waterman Entertainment". Variety. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
- Official website of Phil Roman Entertainment*
- Phil Roman at the Internet Movie Database
- Phil Roman interview video at the Archive of American Television