Roberts Burrell Gannaway
June 26, 1965
Voice actor, actor, writer, director, producer, storyboard artist
Roberts Burrell "Bobs" Gannaway is an American writer, actor, voice actor, director, producer, and storyboard artist. He, along with Tony Craig, is an executive producer and director for The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa, as well as a writer and story editor for certain episodes of said series.
Since he was a little boy, Gannaway has had a love for all things Disney and animation, as he was watching The Wonderful World of Disney. When he was in second grade, he listed that he wanted to be a cartoonist, a veterinarian, or a magician. He states that when working for Disney, he gets all the magic, all the drawings, and all the animals he can imagine all in one place.
Before working for Disney, Gannaway has worked on the Hanna-Babera television series 2 Stupid Dogs and the first season of the show's segment Super Secret Secret Squirrel. He was also a writer for the 1997 Warner Bros. animated film Cats Don't Dance.
A 20-year veteran for Disney animation, Gannaway has worked on several animated TV shows such as The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa, 101 Dalmatians: The Series, Mickey Mouse Works, House of Mouse, Lilo & Stitch: The Series, The Emperor's New School, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. He also worked on several Disney films such as Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse, Mickey's House of Villains, Stitch! The Movie, Leroy & Stitch, Secret of the Wings The Pirate Fairy, and Planes and its sequel. Gannaway also serves as executive producer for the Disney+ original series Monsters at Work.
- Tulsa native directs Disney's new movie 'Planes: Fire & Rescue'. Movies. Tulsa World. Retrieved on January 29, 2020.
- 'Monsters Inc.' Cast Members to Reprise Roles for Disney+ Series. Variety. Retrieved on May 9, 2019.