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Linda Woolverton


Linda Woolverton was born in Long Beach, California, graduating from high school in 1969 and having been an honors student in her schools theater program. She enrolled at California State University, Long Beach, graduating with a BFA in Theater Arts in 1973. She worked full-time for a year in the entertainment division at Disneyland, and began ... See full bio »

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Maleficent Writer
(2014)
The Lion King Writer
(1994)
(1991)
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 2019 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (written by)
 2019 The Lion King (based on: "The Lion King", screenplay by)
 2017 Beauty and the Beast (based on the 1991 animated film "Beauty and the Beast" animation screenplay by)
 2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass (written by)
 2015 Clan of the Cave Bear (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 2014 Maleficent (screenplay by)
 2010/I Alice in Wonderland (screenplay)
 2007 Arctic Tale (Documentary) (narration)
 2004 Rafiki's Challenge (Video Game) (based on characters created by)
 2004 The Lion King 3: Hakuna Matata (Video) (characters - uncredited)
 2004 Timon & Pumbaa Virtual Safari 1.5 (Video Game) (based on characters created by)
 2000 The Lion King: Simba's Mighty Adventure (Video Game) (characters)
 1995-1999 Timon & Pumbaa (TV Series) (characters - 85 episodes)
- Mook Island/Cliphangers (1999) ... (characters - uncredited)
- Timon in Love/Kahuna Potato (1999) ... (characters - uncredited)
- It Runs Good/Hot Air Buffoons (1999) ... (characters - uncredited)
- He's a Bad, Bad, Bad Sport/Dapper Duck Burgers (1999) ... (characters - uncredited)
- Stay Away from My Honey!/Sitting Pretty Awful (1999) ... (characters - uncredited)
 1998 The Rugrats Movie (additional material - uncredited)
 1998 The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (Video) (characters - uncredited)
 1998 Mulan (additional story material)
 1998 Belle's Magical World (Video) (characters - uncredited)
 1997 Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (Video) (characters - uncredited)
 1994 Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Video Game) (based on screenplay by)
 1994 The Lion King (screenplay by)
 1993 Disney's Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Quest (Video Game) (based on a screenplay by)
 1993 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Friend Like Me (Video short) (animation screenplay by: "Beauty and the Beast" - uncredited)
 1993 Disney's Beauty and the Beast: Roar of the Beast (Video Game) (based on a screenplay by)
 1991 Beauty and the Beast (animation screenplay by)
 1989 Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Risky Beesness (1989) ... (teleplay)
 1988 CBS Storybreak (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
 1988 The Adventures of Raggedy Ann & Andy (TV Series short) (1988)
 1988 Garbage Pail Kids (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The Unmeationables/Heartless Hal (1988) ... (written by)
 1986-1987 Teen Wolf (TV Series) (teleplay - 8 episodes)
- Howlin' Cousins (1987) ... (teleplay)
- Teen Wolf, Come Home (1987) ... (teleplay)
- Diary of a Mad Werewolf (1987) ... (teleplay)
- Toot Toot, Tut Tut and All That Rot (1987) ... (teleplay)
- Teen Wolf Punks Out (1986) ... (teleplay)
 1987 The Real Ghostbusters (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Drool, the Dog Faced Goblin (1987) ... (writer)
 1986-1987 The Berenstain Bears (TV Series) (teleplay - 3 episodes)
- Bust a Ghost (1987) ... (teleplay)
- The Great Honey Pipeline (1986) ... (teleplay)
- The Dancing Bees (1986) ... (teleplay)
 1986 My Little Pony 'n Friends (TV Series short) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Crunch the Rockdog: Part 2 (1986) ... (writer)
- Crunch the Rockdog: Part 1 (1986) ... (writer)
 1986 Ewoks (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Prow Beaten/Baga's Rival (1986) ... (written by - segment "Baga's Rival")
- Gone with the Mimphs/The First Apprentice (1986) ... (written by - segment "Gone With The Mimphs")
 1986 Wildfire (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The Highwayman (1986) ... (written by)
- The Ogre's Bride (1986) ... (written by)
 1986 Popples (TV Series) (1986)
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She wrote the book for the musical, "Beauty and the Beast," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine. Alan Menken was composer. Howard Ashman and Time Rice were lyricists. See more »
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Was nominated for Broadway's 1994 Tony Award as Best Book (Musical) for "Beauty and the Beast." See more »

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Sagittarius

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