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Doug Lefler

Born in Southern California. Started making home movies at the age of twelve. Got his first professional job at sixteen (as an animator on a short film being produced at the Brooks Institute of Photography). Attended California Institute of the Art for two years before being offered a job at Disney, where he worked as a sculptor, animator and ... See full bio »

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Spider-Man Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
After Earth Visual Effects
The Avengers Visual Effects


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 2018 Deadpool 2 (head of story: the third floor)
 2018 Pacific Rim: Uprising (head of story: The Third Floor)
 2018 Tomb Raider (head of story: The Third Floor)
 2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past (storyboard artist: the third floor)
 2013 Jack the Giant Slayer (previsualization lead storyboard artist: The Third Floor)
 2013 Oz the Great and Powerful (previsualization storyboard artist: The Third Floor)
 1995 The Quick and the Dead (storyboard artist)
 1995 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 1 episode)
- The Wrong Path (1995) ... (storyboard artist)
 1994 Hercules and the Amazon Women (TV Movie) (storyboard artist)
 1994 My Father the Hero (storyboard artist)
 1993 Ghost in the Machine (storyboard artist)
 1993 Hocus Pocus (storyboard artist)
 1992 Army of Darkness (storyboard artist)
 1992 FernGully: The Last Rainforest (storyboard artist - as Doug Leffler)
 1992 Aces: Iron Eagle III (storyboard artist)
 1991 Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (storyboard artist)
 1990 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 13 episodes)
- A Grimm Story of an Overdue Book (1990) ... (storyboard artist)
- A Job, a Job, My Kingdom for a Job (1990) ... (storyboard artist)
- Never the Twain Shall Meet (1990) ... (storyboard artist)
- When the Going Gets Tough Bill & Ted Are History (1990) ... (storyboard artist)
- This Babe Ruth 'Babe' Is a Dude, Dude (1990) ... (storyboard artist)
 1990 Pump Up the Volume (storyboard artist)
 1989 Denver, the Last Dinosaur (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 14 episodes)
- Aunt Shadie's Ghost Town (1989) ... (storyboard artist)
- Winning! (1989) ... (storyboard artist)
- The Phantom of the Movie Theatre (1989) ... (storyboard artist)
- Ski Denver! (1989) ... (storyboard artist)
- Radio Denver! (1989) ... (storyboard artist)
 1989 The Little Mermaid (visual development artist)
 1989 Warlock (storyboard artist)
 1989 The Horror Show (storyboard artist)
 1989 DeepStar Six (storyboard artist)
 1987-1988 Jem (TV Series) (storyboard director - 39 episodes)
- A Father Should Be... (1988) ... (storyboard director)
- Riot's Hope (1988) ... (storyboard director)
- A Change of Heart (1988) ... (storyboard director)
- Straight from the Heart (1988) ... (storyboard director)
- That Old Houdini Magic (1988) ... (storyboard director)
 1988 D.O.A. (storyboard artist)
 1987 Bionic Six (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 65 episodes)
- That's All, Folks (1987) ... (storyboard artist)
- The Return of Mrs. Scarab (1987) ... (storyboard artist)
- Junk Heap (1987) ... (storyboard artist)
- Bone of Contention (1987) ... (storyboard artist)
- Love Note (1987) ... (storyboard artist)
 1987 House II: The Second Story (storyboard artist)
 1986 G.I. Joe (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 30 episodes)
- Into Your Tent I Will Silently Creep (1986) ... (storyboard artist)
- In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1986) ... (storyboard artist)
- Sins of Our Fathers (1986) ... (storyboard artist)
- Not a Ghost of a Chance (1986) ... (storyboard artist)
- Joe's Night Out (1986) ... (storyboard artist)
 1986 Soul Man (storyboard artist)
 1986 The Transformers: The Movie (storyboard artist)
 1986 Heathcliff: The Movie (storyboard artist)
 1984-1986 The Transformers (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 62 episodes)
- B.O.T. (1986) ... (storyboard artist)
- The Revenge of Bruticus (1986) ... (storyboard artist)
- Starscream's Brigade (1986) ... (storyboard artist)
- Kremzeek! (1985) ... (storyboard artist)
- Cosmic Rust (1985) ... (storyboard artist)
 1985 House (storyboard artist)
 1984 Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats (TV Series short) (storyboard artist - 65 episodes)
- Star or Tomeow-meow/Soccer Anyone? (1984) ... (storyboard artist)
- The Home Wrecker/In Search of Catlantis (1984) ... (storyboard artist)
- Raiders of the Lost Cat/Mungo Lays an Egg (1984) ... (storyboard artist)
- Claws/Hector the Detector (1984) ... (storyboard artist)
- Momma's Back in Town/Trash Dance (1984) ... (storyboard artist)
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Show Show Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (6 credits)
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Alternate Names:

Doug Leffler | Douglas Lefler

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Attended art school with Tim Burton, John Lasseter, John Musker and Brad Bird.

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