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Frederick Cline (born May 11, 1961, in Palo Alto, California) is a production designer, art director, writer and storyboard artist. Cline is a lecturer at Chapman University. He graduated from Monterey Bay Academy, a Seventh-day Adventist secondary school. Cline graduated from Pacific Union College with a degree in advertising design. He also graduated from the film school of California Institute of the Arts with a degree in Character Animation. As a teenager, he was introduced to film animation by Lee Blair and Mary Blair, retired artist/animators from his hometown of Santa Cruz, California.
Cline worked on theatrical features at Walt Disney Feature Animation during the revival boom of the studio initiated by the success of The Little Mermaid in 1989. His debut as Art Director was the film Rover Dangerfield, produced by Hyperion Entertainment and distributed by Warner Brothers. Cline was the Production Designer on Bébé's Kids, a Hyperion/Paramount film. He was the Production Designer on the Paramount Pictures/Nickelodeon film, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. His live-action debut as Production Designer was the independent feature, The Civilization of Maxwell Bright starring Patrick Warburton and Eric Roberts. He moved from art direction to storyboard with the film, The Ant Bully from Warner Brothers, based on the 1999 children's book. Cline worked on Space Jam, a 1996 Warner Brothers movie. Cline also worked on the television show Robot Chicken for Cartoon Network and Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja for Disney XD.
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