His real name is Edward L. Ghertner and was born in Texas in 1957. Ed is a renowned Layout Artist and Character Layout Artist who has spent over thirty years in film and animation. He started work on The Lord Of The Rings animated movie in 1978. and even handled a Muppet for the first Muppet Movie (credited I'm sure). He has worked at Disney Studios and Disney TV. He has worked on some of the great Disney classics including "The Fox and the Hound" (which he debuted in Disney after graduating from college), "Beauty and the Beast", "The Lion King", and the "Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "Mulan." In addition to working with Disney, Ed has worked on the "Curious George" and The Simpsons. Ed is an active member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy of television Arts and Sciences, Creative Talent Network.