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Press Release for Monday, October 3, 2016

Veteran Hollywood Animation Editor Speaks at UNF

Media Contact: Joanna Norris, Director
Department of Public Relations
(904) 620-2102

 Veteran animation editor H. Lee Peterson, whose films have grossed over $2 billion worldwide, will speak about his career in Hollywood from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in the Andrew Robinson Theater, Building 14A, Room 1314, on the University of North Florida campus.

He started his career making music videos with artists such as the J. Geils Band, Diana Ross, Rick Springfield and The Cars. While at Universal Studios, Peterson worked with Michael Jackson on “Moonwalker” and Taylor Hackford on “Hail! Hail! Rock n’ Roll,” a documentary on Jerry Lee Lewis.

As well as working for Pixar Animation, Peterson has worked for all the major Hollywood studios, including Walt Disney, Sony Pictures, Universal Studios and Dreamworks. His film credits include “The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin, “Pocahontas” and the “Madagascar” series. Peterson has also worked in pre-production on “How to train Your Dragon,” “Wreck It Ralph,” “Finding Dory” and “Dia De Los Muertos.”

Peterson, who was elected to membership in the American Cinema Editors in 1998, has worked with directors like Lee Unkrich, Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, Peter Doctor, Rich Moore, Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, and Ron Clements, to name a few.

This event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the UNF Department of Communication’s annual Media Week, which runs Monday, Oct. 10, through Friday, Oct. 14. For a list of Media Week events, visit and click on “Media Week 2016.”

For more information about this event, co-sponsored by PineRidge Film & Television, or other Media Week events, contact Dr. John Parmelee, chair of the UNF Department of Communication, at (904) 620-3867 or at

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