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Rob LaDuca
Rob LaDuca
Biographical Information

Robert LaDuca


November 6, 1956


Los Angeles, California

Career Information

Screenwriter, storyboard artist, director, producer, writer


1975 – Present

The Lion King work

The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

Robert "Rob" LaDuca is the co-director of The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa and The Lion King II: Simba's Pride.


Rob LaDuca worked for the innovative Ralph Bakshi and later animated special effects on Poltergeist, Return of the Jedi, and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan at LucasFilms' Industrial Light and Magic. He later supervised animated projects for Disney and other animation studios when he was taken overseas to Japan, Korea, and England for his career.

Rob LaDuca was a veteran for Walt Disney Television Animation for 20 years, with his credits being on such films and shows as Aladdin and Boo! to You Too, Winnie the Pooh. His storyboarding credits include Adventures of the Gummi Bears, The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, DuckTales, Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers, and TaleSpin.

Rob LaDuca was also an executive producer for the Disney preschool series, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, working on the first season of the show. He was also a director for the Disney Channel Original Series Lilo & Stitch.

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