Karen Disher



Karen Beth Disher (born August 7, 1972) is an American storyboard artist and film director. She has played in many voice over roles in cartoons, TV, movies, video games. She is an artist at Blue Sky Studios, an in-house studio at 20th Century Fox Animation. Disher graduated from Tisch School of the Arts. After graduation she joined MTV, where she designed the main characters and was the supervising director on an animated television series Daria. Meanwhile, she directed two TV feature-length instalments in the series, Is It Fall Yet? in 2000 and the follow-up Is It College Yet? in 2002. She then joined Blue Sky Studios, where she worked as story artist on many animated films, including Robots, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Horton Hears a Who!, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Ice Age: Continental Drift, and Epic. She was also the head of story on Rio, and directed a short animated film Surviving Sid and a television special Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas, both part of the Ice Age franchise. In addition to story boarding and directing, she lent her voice to some minor characters in the films she worked on, most notably to Scratte in Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.

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