Kirk Wise (born August 24, 1963) is an American animator. Known for directing films, beauty and the beast cartoon The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Atlantis: the lost while working in Walt Disney Animation Studios Empire. Also co-directed skull command, a short film for life wonders Pavilion at EPCOT.

Sage was born in San Francisco, California. Got your first paycheck for drawing at age seven when his mother presented his sketch of a garbage man and his truck to the San Francisco Chronicles ‘ “Art Junior Champion” contest. Win praise, a cheque and a recommendation from the local health department spurred his creativity. Experimented with clipping and motion animation stop throughout his childhood, and came to participate at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California. After graduation, worked as an animator in the brave little toaster, and Steven Spielberg, Amazing Stories episode of “Family Dog”. At Disney, which started as Assistant animator in the great mouse detective and Oliver and his gang before finally landing at the Department of history, where he met with the former CalArts colleague Gary Trousdale Of work as storyboard artists in rescue Down Under the Prince and the pauper, Sage and Academy were responsible for govern the celebrated “the beauty and the beast” (1991), the first animated film to be nominated for an Academy Award for best film.