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Gary Goldman [7]

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Born:November 17, 1944 (74)
Filmography Rating:7.43 / 10
IMDB Rating:6.57 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.17 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:71.88%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
The Secret of NIMH [1982](38) => Writer
All Dogs Go to Heaven [1989](45) => Director
Total Recall [1990](46) => Writer
Thumbelina [1994](50) => Director
Anastasia [1997](53) => Director
Titan A.E. [2000](56) => Director
[2007](63) => Writer

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The Secret of NIMH [1982]
  • The film was originally budgeted at $6.5 million, but was reduced by the studio after production was underway. Gary Goldman and the film's producers resorted to mortgaging their homes in order to raise the extra $700,000 needed to complete the film. In spite of these difficulties, the film still cost under $7 million -- roughly half of what Disney had been spending at the time on each of their animated features, even with their cost-cutting methods in animation.
  • Don Bluth, John Pomeroy and Gary Goldman all left Disney to pursue this project, which had originally been rejected by their former employer as "too dark" to be a commercial success. They were followed soon after by 20 other Disney animators, dubbed "The Disney Defectors" by the trade press.
  • This was Jerry Goldsmith's first music score for an animated film. He later said that it was among his personal favorites. He was instrumental in introducing the film to Steven Spielberg, who went on to work with Don Bluth on An American Tail. According to Bluth and Gary Goldmanin their DVD commentary, Goldsmith so loved the film that he volunteered an extra three weeks to polish and refine the score, even though he was not contractually obligated to do so.
  • Gary Goldman stated that they originally hoped the film would receive a "PG" rating, due to several intense scenes and the maturity of the subject matter. They were actually surprised when the ratings board gave it "G", and feel that the rating might have hurt the film's commercial appeal to older audiences.