Woolverton, Linda 1952-

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Woolverton, Linda 1952-


Full name, Linda C. Woolverton; born 1952, in Long Beach, CA; married Lee Flicker; children: Keaton. Education: California State University Long Beach, B.F.A., theatre arts, 1973; California State University, Fullerton, M.A., theatre for children, 1976.


Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067.


Writer. Disneyland, entertainment division employee; wrote, directed, and performed with her own children's theatre company in California; television commercial children's acting coach, 1979; CBS, secretary and development executive, 1980-84; writer for children's television and other projects.


Writers Guild of America, West.

Awards, Honors:

Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best book in a musical, 1994, and Laurence Olivier Theatre Award, best new musical, Society of West End Theatre, 1998, both for Beauty and the Beast.


Film Work:

Preproduction story development (CGI), Aladdin (animated), Buena Vista, 1992.

Some sources cite editorial work on Mulan (animated; also known as China Doll and The Legend of Mulan), Buena Vista, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Herself, Be Our Guest: The Making of "Beauty and the Beast" (also known as The Making of "Beauty and the Beast"), Disney Channel, 1991.

Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical Comes to L.A. (also known as Disney's "Beauty and the Beast": The Broadway Musical Comes to L.A.), 1995.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Herself, "Artists and Inspiration," The Evidence, 2002.

Television Work; Pilots:

Executive producer of Truth Zone, ABC.



Herself, Tale as Old as Time: The Making of "Beauty and the Beast," Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2002.


Writings for the Stage; Books for Musicals:

Beauty and the Beast (based on the story by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont and the film musical), Palace Theatre, New York City, beginning 1994, Dominion Theatre, London, 1997-99, also produced elsewhere.

(With others) Aida (musical; based on the opera by Giuseppe Verdi), Goodman Theatre, 1999-2000, and Palace Theatre, New York City, beginning 2000, produced on tour and in various countries, beginning 2001, originally produced as Elaborate Lives: The Legend of Aida (musical), Walt Disney Theatrical Productions, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA, beginning 1998.

Lestat (also known as The Vampire Lestat; based the novels Interview with a Vampire and The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice), Palace Theatre, 2006.


Beauty and the Beast (based on the story by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont; also known as A bela e a fera, A Szepseg es a szoernyeteg, Belle en het beest, Bijou to yaju, Die Schoene und das Biest, I pentamorfi kai to teras, Kaunotar ja hirvioe, La bella e la bestia, La bella y la bestia, La belle et la bete, Lepotica in zver, Piekna i bestia, Skjonnheten og udyret, Skoenheten och odjuret), Buena Vista, 1991, longer version released as Beauty and the Beast: Special Edition.

(With Caroline Thompson) Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (based on the novel by Sheila Burnford), Buena Vista, 1993.

(With others) The Lion King (also known as King of the Jungle, Aslan kral, Az oroszlankiraly, De Leeuwenkoning, Der Koenig der Loewen, El rei lleo, El rey leon, Il re leone, Konungur ljonanna, Krol lew, Leijonakuningas, Lejonkungen, Le roi lion, Levji kralj, Lovenes konge, Lovernes konge, Lovikuningas, Mbreti luan, Melech Ha-Arayot, and O rei leao), Buena Vista, 1994, other versions also released.

(Additional story material) Mulan (animated; also known as China Doll and The Legend of Mulan), Buena Vista, 1998.

(Uncredited; author of rewrite) Curious George (based on the books by Margret and H. A. Rey), Universal, 2006.

(Narration only) Arctic Tale (documentary; also known as Call of the North), Paramount Vantage, 2007.

(Author of rewrite) Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, Twentieth Century-Fox/Fox-Walden, 2007.

Author of other screenplays, including Alice in Wonderland (also known as Alice; live action and animated treatment; based on the work of Lewis Carroll), Walt Disney Pictures; (with others) Dinotopia (based on the book by Jim Gurney), Sony Pictures Releasing; Fathom (based on the comic book by Michael Turner), Twentieth Century-Fox; Renato's Luck (based on the novel by Jeff Shapiro), Miramax; and a screenplay based on Wicked by Gregory Maguire, Universal.

Teleplays; Animated Episodes:

"Baga's Rival," Ewoks (also known as The All New Ewoks, Ewoks & Droids Adventure Hour, and Star Wars: Ewoks), ABC, 1986.

"Gone with the Mimphs," Ewoks (also known as The All New Ewoks, Ewoks & Droids Adventure Hour, and Star Wars: Ewoks), ABC, 1986.

Teen Wolf (also known as The Cartoon Adventures of Teen Wolf), CBS, multiple episodes in 1986-87.

"Drool, the Dog Faced Goblin," The Real Ghostbusters (also known as The Real Ghost Busters), ABC, 1987.

"Idaho Spud and the Temple of Trash/Justin Cleans Up," Garbage Pail Kids, c. 1987.

"The Unmeationables/Heartless Hal," Garbage Pail Kids, c. 1987.

(With others) "Risky Beesness," Chip ‘n’ Dale's Rescue Rangers, syndicated, 1989.

Wrote episodes of other animated programs, including Alvin and the Chipmunks (also known as The Chipmunks and Chipmunks Go to the Movies), NBC; The Berenstain Bears, CBS; Dennis the Menace, syndicated; DuckTales, syndicated; and Popples (also known as Popruzu), syndicated.

Teleplays; Pilots:

Lost in Oz (also known as Tim Burton's "Lost in Oz"; based on the work of L. Frank Baum), syndicated, 2000.

Author of the teleplay Truth Zone, ABC.

Young Adult Novels:

Starwind, Houghton Mifflin, 1986.

Running before the Wind, Houghton Mifflin, 1987.


(With others) Arctic Tale (based on the documentary film; also known as Arctic Tale: Official Companion to the Major Motion Picture), National Geographic, 2007.

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