Having worked for Marvel and DC Comics from
1994 to 2000, CHRIS
RENAUD (Directed by/Dave
the Minion) comes from a
background in comic art.
From there, he moved to
production design at Shadow
Projects and Big Big Productions,
where he oversaw all
aspects of the animation
process, including character
development, creating concept storyboards and managing
teams of digital modellers and artists.
He progressed to Blue Sky Studios/20th Century
Fox Animation, where he worked as a story artist on a
number of feature animation projects, including
Robots, Ice Age: The Meltdown and Dr. Seuss' Horton
Hears a Who! His role was to translate the screen
story into the visual language of cinema, inventing
and staging both dramatic and comedic action.
In 2007, Renaud conceived, wrote and storyboarded
the animated short No Time for Nuts, overseeing
every creative aspect of production, including
design, layout, lighting, rendering, music composition
and sound design. No Time for Nuts was nominated
for an Academy AwardÂ®, and it went on to win
the animation industry's Annie Award for Best Short.
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