DR. SEUSS' THE LORAX
Having worked for Marvel and DC Comics
from 1994 to 2000, CHRIS
RENAUD (Directed by)
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
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 went on to win the animation industry's
Annie Award for Best Short.
From 2008 to 2010, Renaud directed, with Pierre
Coffin, the animated hit Despicable Me, the 10th
highest-grossing film in the U.S. domestic box
office in 2010. He and Coffin are currently directing
Despicable Me 2.
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