Robert Ralph Minkoff, also nicknamed Rob Minkoff, is an American director born on August 11, 1962. He co-directs a popular Disney animation, ‘The Lion King’ with Roger Allers, hence winning the Academy Award. He has also directed other films such as ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’, ‘Stuart Little,’ ‘The Haunted Mansion,’ ‘Stuart Little 2,’ and ‘The Forbidden Kingdom.’
Short Bio of Rob Minkoff
|Real Name||Robert Ralph Minkoff|
|Date of Birth||August, 11,1962|
|Birth Place||Palo Alto, California U.S.A|
|Profession||Director, Animator, Screenwriter, and Producer|
|Net Worth||$30 million|
On August 11, 1962, Robert Minkoff was born in Palo Anton, California. He was born Jewish with his father, Jack, while his mother, Tola. He went to ‘Palo Alto High School in his teenage age and later joined the California Institute of the Arts in Santa Clarita.’ He graduated in the 80s from the Character Animation department.
While still studying at ‘California Institute on the Arts,’ Minkoff got a job from Walt Disney Animation Studio in (1983) as an in-between artist for its film, ‘The Black Cauldron’ in (1985). After that, Minkoff worked on ‘The Great Mouse Detective,’ in (1986), where he worked as a supervising animator and went ahead to do character design for ‘The Brave Little Toaster’ in (1987).
He additionally wrote the song ‘Good Company’ for the (1988) ‘Olive & Company .’And in (1989) he became a character developer for ‘The Little Mermaid .’He then directed two ‘Roger Rabbit’ short films: ‘Tummy Trouble’ short in (1989) and Roller ‘Coaster Rabbit’ short in (1990). In (1991) he was part of the preproduction script development team for ‘Beauty and the Beast .’He also directed the (1992) ‘Mickey Mouse’ called ‘Mickey’s Audition’ and was shown at Disney-MGM Studios.
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Rob Minkoff Career
Minkoff’s breakthrough to his career came when he co-directed with Roger Allers ‘The Lion King’ a Walt Disney Animation Studios feature film (1994). The film was an instant success upon release and became the highest-grossing film in 1994 and the highest-grossing animated film of the time, with a gross of over $763 million. In addition, the film ‘The Lion King’ received four Oscar nominations and won two for Tim Rice’s song ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’ and Zimmer’s original score.
Following The tremendous success of ‘The Lion King,’ Minkoff directed his first live-action film that starred Hugh Laurine, Nathan Lane, Jonathan Lipnicki, Jennifer Tilly, Geena Davis, among others. The film was called ‘Stuart little,’ a (1999) film loosely based on the 1945 White novel with the same title. The ‘Star little’ movie was a great success that it was nominated for the Oscar nomination for the Best Visual Effects but lost to ‘The Matrix.
In (2002), Minkoff directed ‘Star Little 2,’ which came out the same year, and he also directed ‘The Haunted Mansion’ (2003), a horror-comedy based on the Disney theme park attraction. Additionally, the film stared Marsha Thomason, Eddie Murphy, Nathaniel Parker, Terence Stamp, and Jennifer Tilly.
In (2008) Minkoff saw the release of ‘The Forbidden Kingdom.’ His first non-family film starred Jackie Chan and Jet Li. The film was based on a 16th-century novel ‘Journey to the West.’ The film was a box office success and co-stared Chan and Li, two of the biggest name in martial art cinema. ‘The Forbidden Kingdom’ budgeted $55 Million and grossed over $128 million.
Minkoff followed with another crime comedy film ‘Fly Paper’ which targeted only adults and started Patrick Dempsey and Ashley Judd. Unfortunately, the movie ended up being a commercial failure playing only at one theater after heavy criticism.
Minkoff returned to animations after the failure of ‘Fly Paper .’In (2014) he made his DreamWorks Animation film ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’. The film features the voices of Max Charles, Try Burrell, Stephen Cobert, and Leslie Mann, among others. Based on the film Minkoff started producing a ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show.’
Minkoff also began working as a director on ‘Llama Llama’ a Netflix original animated series. A borrowed idea from the Late Anna Dewdney picture book franchise. On the other side, he created a computer-animated series for Nick Jr called ‘Rainbow Rangers.’
In (2021), Chris Bailey was replaced by Minkoff and Mark Koetseir, working as co-directors for the animated film ‘Blazing Samurai,’ inspired by a 1974 Mel Brooks Western comedy ‘Blazing Saddles.’ Again, Michael Cera, Samuel L. Jackson, George Takei, Ricky Gervais, and Michelle Yeoh starred in the animation.
Rob Minkoff Relationship Status and Personal Life
Rob Minkoff participated as a jury member for the NYICF, a local New York Festival dedicated to screening films for children between 13 and 18 years.
Rob Minkoff is married to a beautiful wife, Crystal Kung. They first met at a party in his office back in (2003). The couple’s first date was at ‘Find Nemo’ premier, and a few years later, Rob Minkoff proposed to Kung on Valentine’s Day in (2006). On September 29, 2007, the couple got married to each other. The couple was blessed with two kids son called Max and a daughter named Zoe.
Minkoff’s wife Kung is the sister to Jeffrey Kung, a singer and a radio VJ in China. She made her first appearance on ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ on episode 11, being the first Asian American to star in the show.
In 2010 Crystal and Rob paid $2.3 million to purchase a property in Bel Air. They destroyed the existing structure and built a 7,200 square foot mention estimated to be worth $ 14 million today.
Rob Minkoff Height, Weight, Eyes Color
Rob Minkoff has an average weight and stands at an average height. However, he appears to be slightly tall in eminence if the photos he takes relative to the surrounding is anything to go by for now. However, precise details regarding his actual weight and height are yet to be publicly released.
Despite Rob’s actual weight and height being kept confidential, we can determine his eye color. Rob’s eyes are dark brown and are constantly behind his eyeglasses regardless.
Rob Minkoff Net Worth and earning
Minkoff has an estimated net worth of 30 million dollars as of 2022, including his assets, income, and money. He attributes his filmmaking career as his primary source of wealth. Though he has other sources of income that he prefers to keep private, he has accumulated a good fortune from filmmaking