Brian Pimental (born 1963) is an American veteran story artist, director and screenwriter of animated films. He is best known for directing Bambi II.

Brian Pimental
Born1963 (age 55–56)
Occupationanimation story artist, director, screenwriter and actor
Known forBambi II

Having started his career at Walt Disney Feature animation as a trainee on Oliver & Company, he went on to become a story artist on Beauty and the Beast,[1] for which he created the "Be Our Guest" sequence as well as the "Human Again" sequence, the latter of which was featured in both the Broadway play and the extended version of the film. He was also a story artist on Aladdin

He went on to become one of the screenwriters on A Goofy Movie. He was also the Head of Story and earned his first ASIFA Award nomination for storyboarding on this film. His second nomination was for the film Tarzan, for which he once again headed up the story team as Head of Story.

His directorial debut came on Bambi II, which went on to win the ASIFA award for best non-theatrical feature. He also created the voices for the Porcupine and Groundhog in the film.

A native of Massachusetts, Pimental earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at the California Institute of the Arts.'[2]

He is currently working independently as director/writer of animated film's as well as the guy who directed the Lynx adverts in 2003.


  1. ^ "NY Times: Brian Pimental". Retrieved 2010-02-25.
  2. ^ "Brian Pimental biol". Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2010-05-01.