Carroll, Willard 1955-

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Carroll, Willard 1955-

PERSONAL

Born 1955, in Easton, MD. Education: University of Southern California, graduated, 1978. Avocational Interests: Collecting Wizard of Oz and L. Frank Baum artifacts and memorabilia.

Addresses:

Office—Hyperion Studios, 6725 Sunset Blvd., Suite 240, Hollywood, CA 90028. Agent—Brian Siberell, Creative Artists Agency, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067. Manager—Susan Landau, Thompson Street Entertainment, 754 North Kilkea Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Career:

Producer, director, and writer. Hyperion Studios, Hollywood, CA, partner; began career in story departments of ABC-TV, Orion, and Zoetrope Studios.

Awards, Honors:

Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding animated program, 1988, for The Brave Little Toaster; Annual CableACE Award (with others), outstanding children's special or series for ages six and younger, National Cable Television Association, 1997, for Mother Goose; A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special; nomination for Golden Berlin Bear, Berlin International Film Festival, 1999, for Playing by Heart; Daytime Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding special class animated program, 1999, for Life with Louie; L. Frank Baum Memorial Award, 2001; Daytime Emmy Award (with others), outstanding children's special, and Andrew Carnegie Medal (with others), Association for Library Service to Children, both 2002, for My Louisiana Sky.

CREDITS

Film Executive Producer:

The Brave Little Toaster (animated), Buena Vista, 1987.

Christmas in Oz (animated), 1996.

Who Stole Santa? (animated), 1996.

The Nome Prince and the Magic Belt (animated), Paramount, 1996.

Toto Lost in New York (animated), Paramount, 1996.

Virtual Oz (animated), Paramount, 1996.

The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue (animated), Walt Disney Home Video, 1997.

Underground Adventure (animated), 1997.

The Return of Mombi (animated), 1997.

The Monkey Prince (animated), 1997.

Journey Beneath the Sea (animated), 1997.

The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars (animated), Walt Disney Home Video, 1998.

(And director) Playing by Heart, Miramax, 1998.

The Tangerine Bear (animated), Artisan Entertainment, 2000.

Three Way (also known as 3-Way), Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2004.

Film Producer:

Nutcracker: The Motion Picture, Atlantic Releasing, 1986.

Rover Dangerfield (animated), Warner Bros., 1991.

The Itsy Bitsy Spider (animated), Paramount, 1992.

Bebe's Kids (animated; also known as Robin Harris' "Bebe's Kids"), Paramount, 1992.

Film Director:

The Runestone, 1990, Hyperion Pictures, 1992.

Tom's Midnight Garden, 1999, Bleiberg Entertainment, 2005.

Marigold, Becker International Distribution, 2007.

Television Executive Producer; Series:

Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child, HBO, between 1995 and 1998.

Life with Louie, Fox, between 1995 and 1998.

Co-executive producer, The Adventures of Hyperman, CBS, 1995-96.

Goosebumps, Fox, between 1995 and 1998.

Bone Chillers, ABC, 1996.

An Animated Special from the "Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child" Series (series of specials), HBO, between 1999 and 2001.

The Proud Family, Disney Channel, 2001-2002.

Television Executive Producer; Movies:

Killing Mr. Griffin (also known as Killing Griffin), NBC, 1997.

The Proud Family Movie, Disney Channel, 2005.

Television Executive Producer; Specials:

Life with Louie: A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman, Fox, 1994.

Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special, HBO, 1997.

The Sissy Duckling (animated), HBO, 1999.

My Louisiana Sky, Showtime, 2001.

Television Director; Specials:

Director, The ABC Saturday Morning Preview Party, ABC, 1996.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Interviewee, Memories of Oz, TCM, 2001.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Creator, The Making of "The Oz Kids," Paramount, 1996.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

The Runestone, 1990, Hyperion Pictures, 1992.

The Successor, Trident Releasing, 1996.

Christmas in Oz (animated), 1996.

Who Stole Santa? (animated), 1996.

The Nome Prince and the Magic Belt (animated), Paramount, 1996.

Toto Lost in New York (animated), Paramount, 1996.

Virtual Oz (animated), Paramount, 1996.

The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue (animated), Walt Disney Home Video, 1997.

Underground Adventure (animated), 1997.

The Return of Mombi (animated), 1997.

The Monkey Prince (animated), 1997.

Journey Beneath the Sea (animated), 1997.

The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars (animated), Walt Disney Home Video, 1998.

Playing by Heart, Miramax, 1998.

Tom's Midnight Garden (based on a novel by Philippa Pearce), 1999, Bleiberg Entertainment, 2005.

The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina (animated), Miramax, 2002.

Marigold, Becker International Distribution, 2007.

Other:

I, Toto, 2001.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Creative Screenwriting, January, 1999, pp. 3-5.