John Pomeroy, animator and directing animator, started work at The Walt Disney Company in 1973 as a background artist, and became a full animator in 1974 to work on Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too. While working at Disney, he met fellow animators Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, and began working with them on an independent short film project, Banjo the Woodpile Cat.
In 1979 John Pomeroy, Bluth, Goldman and several other Disney animators left the studio to form the independent studio Don Bluth Productions (later to become Bluth Group), which produced the film Secret of NIMH and the animation for laserdisc video games Dragon’s Lair and Space Ace. The independent studio later reformed as Sullivan-Bluth Studios and opened a major animation facility in Dublin, Ireland.
Pomeroy remained at the Dublin studio to work as the directing animator and producer on An American Tail and The Land Before Time, before moving back to the United States in 1989 to form a new US wing of the company.
When Sullivan-Bluth Studios closed, Pomeroy returned to Disney to work as the supervising animator of John Smith in Pocahontas. He then continued on to create masterful animation for Disney like: the Firebird in Fantasia 2000, Rabbit in The Tigger Movie, the lead character Milo in Atlantis: The Lost Empire, and Captain Flint and His Crew for Treasure Planet.
He also has worked on the Curious George movie and more recently, The Simpsons Movie. He is presently storyboarding for DisneyToon Studios on projects like the Tinker Bell series of films and their “Sofia the First” TV series, among other commercial animation for major studios and products.
Pomeroy is also a talented sculptor, painter of historic events, and builder of historic weapons used in movies. He lives with his family just outside of Nashville, Tennessee.