American director, animator, voice actor, and writer. He co-wrote and co-directed the 2002 film Lilo & Stitch as well as the 2010 film How exactly to Teach Your Dragon with Dean DeBlois. He graduated through the California Institute from the Arts before operating like a storyboard designer. He co-wrote and co-directed the 2013 feature The Croods with Kirk DeMicco. He wedded Stacie Harris. He was raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado with two siblings. He and Eddie Murphy both voiced personas in the 1998 Disney film Mulan.