Clark Spencer was born on April 6th, 1963. He was born and brought up in Seattle, Washington. He is an American Business man, Studio Executive and Film Producer. He moved from Washington to Massachusetts for his studies. He graduated with a History degree in 1985 from the Harvard University. After graduation, he worked at the Wall Street with Bankers Trust Company. In 1990 he graduated from the Harvard Business School. Clark then joined Walt Disney Studios. He was employed as a senior business planner in ‘Walt Disney Studios’. In 1993 he was the director of planning in Disney Feature Animation. He became successful and reached heights and he became a part of buying Miramax Films.
In 1996 he became the Senior Vice President of the department of Finance and Operations. Then Clark Spencer went to Florida Animation Studio in 1998. He became the head of the Florida Animation Studio. His production career started in 2002. He produced his first film “Lilo & Stitch” in 2002. It was an animated science fiction comedy-drama film. It was directed by Dean De Blois and
. The film received positive reviews and earned 273 million dollars. It was also nominated for the Academy award. Then Clark had a huge break. He came back again in 2007 and he was the executive producer of the film “Meet the Robinsons”. In 2008 he was the producer of the famous animated movie “
It was directed by
. It was nominated for Academy and various other awards. The film earned 310 million dollars. In 2009, Clark Spencer produced two short videos “Super Rhino” and “Let It Begin”. He was the producer of the animated movie “Winnie the Pooh” in 2011. It was a buddy musical comedy film. It was directed by Stephen J. Anderson and
. It was released on April 15 and it earned 50 million dollars. Clark Spencer was the producer of the animated movie “Wreck-It-Ralph” in 2012. It was a comedy fantasy film.
directed the film.
The film was nominated for Golden Globe and Academy Award. The film was a great hit and earned 471 million dollars. In 2016 he produced the film “
”. It was a comedy adventure film directed by Bryon Howard and Rich Moore. The film earned over 1 billion dollars. Clark Spencer is the producer of the sequel of ‘Wreck-It-Ralph’ which in pre-production stage and scheduled to be released in 2018. Clark was also the Studio leader of the film “
” in 2013 and “
Big Hero 6
” in 2014.
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Clark Spencer is a film producer mainly known for his work with Walt Disney Studios. He was born on April 6, 1963, in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. He spent his whole childhood in Seattle. In 1985, he moved to Massachusetts to study at Harvard University from where he graduated with a degree in History. After that, he worked on the Wall Street with Bankers Trust Company. Then, he went to Harvard Business School in 1990 to do his M.B.A. After that, Spencer was hired as the senior business planner by the Walt Disney Studios. He was recognized in Disney when he was heavily involved in the deal to buy Miramax Films which was famous for films like Pulp Fiction.
Spencer, then joined Disney Feature Animations in 1993 and worked the ladder up in the company and became the senior vice president of Finance & Operations of his department in 1996. In 1998, he was offered to move to Orlando, Florida and become the head of the Florida Animation Studio and produced his first film. Incidentally, Spencer finally heard his calling. He was never interested in finance and wanted to produce movies. In an interview, he said that he grew up watching Disney films and as his parents owned a film theater, he always wanted to produce films.
His first production was Lilo & Stitch (2002) which took three years to complete and received a good reception from both the critics and audience. He was the executive producer of Meet The Robinsons (2007) which got 66% rating from Rotten Tomatoes and fared average on
. His next film, Bolt (2008) was a super-hit on Box Office and was even nominated for Academy Awards under the ‘Best Animated Feature Film’ category but was beaten to the award by another Disney film, Wall-E. Spencer was next involved in Tangled (2010) which is regarded as the best Disney movie till date.
His next production was Winnie The Pooh (2011) which was again critically acclaimed as it got 90% rating from Rotten Tomatoes. The Box Office collection of the film was average due to the fact that it released on the same weekend as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows-Part 2 (2011). The next movie produced by Spencer, Zootopia released on March 18, 2016, and was the second surprise hit of the year after Deadpool. Zootopia earned $1.024 billion on Box Office against a budget of $150 million.Often, while witnessing magic on the big screens, we forget about the hard work put by people behind the screen like Clark Spencer.