Remember back in middle school, when you looked forward to high school preps as an entire period to do whatever you wanted? Free time, unlimited food, the ability to go home and take a nap… The opportunities preps seemed to offer were unending. But what are preps really meant for? [...]
Robert Minkoff, the director of “The Lion King” and multiple other children’s films, graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1980, and went on to study animation at the California Institute of the Arts in San Francisco. His first movie, “Tummy Trouble,” was released in 1989, and he has directed nine movies since. His new movie, “Mr. Peabody and Sherman,” came out March 7. In a phone interview with Verde, Minkoff reflected on his time at Paly and how it has influenced his current life and career.