Chris Gilligan

Executive Producer: T.O.T.S.

Chris Gilligan is the co-executive producer and supervising director of Disney Junior’s heartfelt animated series “T.O.T.S.,” which chronicles the hilarious adventures of best friends Pip and Freddy, a tenacious penguin and a kind-hearted flamingo, who are the only non-stork delivery birds in-training at Tiny Ones Transport Service (T.O.T.S.).

A 30-year veteran of film, television and animation, Gilligan served as executive producer and director of Disney Junior’s fairytale-inspired animated series “Goldie & Bear.” His other credits include Disney’s “James and the Giant Peach,” “Ice Age: The Meltdown,” “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who,” “Robots” and Oscar®-nominated “Frankenweenie.” Gilligan currently serves as co-owner of the independent feature film company Wild Invention, which executive produced the multinominated “The Loneliest Planet” and “The Lifeguard.”

Previously, Gilligan worked at Curious Pictures as an animator, writer and director. His work there earned him a Cable Ace Award for the short film “Foilman” and a Broadcast Design Award for “Paper Chase,” as well as an MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Rap Video for Public Enemy’s “Give It Up.” He got his start in stop-motion animation working on commercials and children’s television series at Broadcast Arts.

A graduate of Philadelphia’s University of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in film and animation, Gilligan currently resides in New York City with his wife and two children.