Alumnus co-directs box office hit

Nathan Greno (1993-1996) worked as one-half of the directing duo for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ recent box-office smash, Tangled. Together with Director Byron Howard, Storyboard Director Greno successfully created the Rapunzel-based musical film.

“Byron and I, we really shoot for the moon when it came to this movie,” said Greno in an interview with Bill Graham of “We kind of ask for everything. If something’s a B, we want it to be an A+. What that involves is longer hours for us, for the crew, for everyone, but then at the end of the day, hopefully the movie is stronger for it. That’s the point.”

Illustration, Nathan Greno co-directed Disney's "Tangled"

CCAD alumnus Nathan Greno co-directed Disney's "Tangled."

Those long hours have paid off in a big way. Tangled ranked number one in the box-office opening weekend, beating out the seventh installment in the Harry Potter series.

Greno has worked with Walt Disney Animation since 1996 on films Mulan, John Henry, Brother Bear, Meet the Robinsons, and Bolt. Greno currently resides in Glendale, California.

Read the entire interview here.