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Chris Renaud is an American illustrator and film-maker. He was nominated for an Academy Award for the 2006 animated short No Time for Nuts, which featured the character Scrat from the computer animated Ice Age films. Most recently, he directed Despicable Me, starring the voice of Steve Carell, which debuted #1 at the U.S. box office on July 9th, 2010.

After graduating from Syracuse University with an illustration degree, Renaud began work as a graphic designer in the sports entertainment industry. He has created logo designs and mascot characters for NFL Properties, the NBA, and Foot Locker, among others. After working as a designer and illustrator for a variety of publications and agencies, Chris began drawing and writing comic books. Working for both Marvel Comics and DC Comics, his notable projects include illustrating Marvel's Starfleet Academy and pitching the original story concept that evolved into Batman: Cataclysm. This yearlong tale across all Batman-related comics resulted in increased sales and visibility for the renowned character.

As the production designer on the Disney Channels’ The Book of Pooh, Renaud transitioned into the world of children’s television. Since that groundbreaking project, he has been able to design virtual sets and puppet characters for Bear in the Big Blue House, Lazy Town, Curious Pictures, Sony Animation, and many more. With the new show It's a Big Big World, currently airing on PBS, he took the lead role in the visual development and design of every aspect of this Emmy-nominated children’s program.

Renaud worked for Blue Sky Studios as a story artist on such films as Robots, Ice Age: The Meltdown, and the Dr. Seuss classic Horton Hears A Who!. He also wrote and co-directed the animated short No Time for Nuts, which received an Annie Award and a 2007 Oscar nomination within the animated short films category. It was also included in the Animation Show of Shows in 2006.

Renaud works for Illumination Entertainment and lives in Paris, France. He directed Despicable Me, starring Steve Carell, which was released in the U.S. on July 9, 2010.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Chris Renaud(animator), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Chris Renaud is an American illustrator and film-maker. He was nominated for an Academy Award for the 2006 animated short No Time for Nuts, which featured the character Scrat from the computer animated Ice Age films. Most recently, he directed Despicable Me, starring the voice of Steve Carell, which debuted #1 at the U.S. box office on July 9th, 2010.

After graduating from Syracuse University with an illustration degree, Renaud began work as a graphic designer in the sports entertainment industry. He has created logo designs and mascot characters for NFL Properties, the NBA, and Foot Locker, among others. After working as a designer and illustrator for a variety of publications and agencies, Chris began drawing and writing comic books. Working for both Marvel Comics and DC Comics, his notable projects include illustrating Marvel's Starfleet Academy and pitching the original story concept that evolved into Batman: Cataclysm. This yearlong tale across all Batman-related comics resulted in increased sales and visibility for the renowned character.

As the production designer on the Disney Channels’ The Book of Pooh, Renaud transitioned into the world of children’s television. Since that groundbreaking project, he has been able to design virtual sets and puppet characters for Bear in the Big Blue House, Lazy Town, Curious Pictures, Sony Animation, and many more. With the new show It's a Big Big World, currently airing on PBS, he took the lead role in the visual development and design of every aspect of this Emmy-nominated children’s program.

Renaud worked for Blue Sky Studios as a story artist on such films as Robots, Ice Age: The Meltdown, and the Dr. Seuss classic Horton Hears A Who!. He also wrote and co-directed the animated short No Time for Nuts, which received an Annie Award and a 2007 Oscar nomination within the animated short films category. It was also included in the Animation Show of Shows in 2006.

Renaud works for Illumination Entertainment and lives in Paris, France. He directed Despicable Me, starring Steve Carell, which was released in the U.S. on July 9, 2010.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Chris Renaud(animator), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Christmas in Love as Caroler
2017 Despicable Me 3 as Additional Minions (voice)
2016 Norman Television as Norman
2016 Sing as Additional Voices (voice)
2016 The Secret Life of Pets as Norman (voice)
2015 Cro Minion as Neanderthal Dad as Minion
2015 Competition as Minion
2014 Illumination 7 Mini-Movie Collection as The Animals
2013 Despicable Me 2 as Additional Minions / Evil Minions / Italian Waiter (voice)
2012 Forces of Nature as Pipsqueak (voice)
2012 Wagon Ho!
2012 The Lorax as Forest Animals (voice)
2010 Despicable Me as Dave the Minion (voice)

Production

2019 The Dog Days of Winter Executive Producer
2018 The Grinch Executive Producer
2017 Despicable Me 3 Executive Producer
2016 Norman Television Executive Producer
2016 Weenie Executive Producer
2015 Binky Nelson Unpacified Executive Producer
2015 Minions Executive Producer
2013 Minions: Training Wheels Executive Producer
2013 Puppy Executive Producer
2013 Panic in the Mailroom Executive Producer
2012 Forces of Nature Executive Producer

Directing

2019 The Secret Life of Pets 2 Director
2016 The Secret Life of Pets Director
2013 Despicable Me 2 Director
2012 The Lorax Director
2010 Despicable Me Presents: Minion Madness Director
2010 Despicable Me Director
2006 No Time for Nuts Director

Writing

2006 No Time for Nuts Writer

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