About The Speaker
Chuck Williams has over 18 years of feature film development experience. A 21-year Disney Feature Animation veteran, Chuck has served as a development exec, writer, editor and producer on several films. During his time at Disney, he worked on Beauty & the Beast, Lion King, Aladdin, and several other films. He wrote the approach to and produced Brother Bear (Disney’s 40th animated feature) and likewise worked as a producer and writer on several other Disney development projects. Under Pixar’s John Lasseter and Ed Catmull, Chuck was asked to head the Disney Shorts program which was the vanguard for the Pixar development process into Disney. Since 2013, Chuck has lead the development of both animated and hybrid films at Marza Animation Planet (a subsidiary of SEGA) and heads their US office. Currently, he is working with producer Neal Moritz (Fast & Furious franchise) and Tim Miller (Deadpool) developing a Sonic the Hedgehog live action/hybrid film for Paramount Pictures for a 2019 release. As well, he is producing the upcoming animated feature Mean Margaret as well as having several other features, TV shows, and even a VR feature-length project in active development. Chuck is a passionate filmmaker, a veteran in emotional, big scale stories, and a relentless pursuer of quality, family entertainment.