THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
CHRIS McKAY (Director), a Chicago native, is the visionary
behind numerous television and film programs of critical acclaim. He is the
director, writer and producer behind the award-winning television series "Robot
Chicken," "Titan Maximum" and "Morel Orel."
In 2014, McKay served as co-director, editor and animation director of the
blockbuster animated feature "The LEGO Movie." His work as an editor on that
film earned him the American Cinema Editors Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature
Film, Animation, as well as an Annie Award nomination for Best Edited Animation
McKay has worked as a successful producer, editor and writer for Adult
Swim/Cartoon Network. He has directed more than 50 episodes of "Robot Chicken,"
one of the highest rated and critically acclaimed programs on Cartoon Network.
Since its premiere, the show has received 14 Emmy Award nominations for
Outstanding Short-Form Animated Program, Outstanding Voiceover Performance, and
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animations, and McKay won the Emmy in 2010
for his work as director. The show has also received five Annie Award
nominations and won the award for Best Character Animation in a Television
Production in 2008.
As director and a show producer, McKay made "Titan Maximum," a groundbreaking
animated program for Adult Swim that incorporated traditional stop-motion as
well as 2D and 3D animation.
Additionally, McKay has been nominated for an Annie Award for Best Directing in
an Animated Television Production or Short Form for his work on the darkly
comedic "Morel Orel," created by TV comedy writer Dino Stamatopoulos.
McKay is a regularly featured panelist at Comic-Con International, Wizard
World's Comic-Con Tour, and the Anime Expo. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
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