Chris Wedge

Animator, Director, Animation teacher
Chris Wedge studied film at the State University of New York at Purchase, earning a BFA, and later studied computer graphics and art education at the Ohio State University, earning an MA. Early in his career, he showed ... Read more »
Born: 03/20/1957 in New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (10)

The Simpsons 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gone Nutty 2014 (Movie)

Voice of Scrat (Actor)

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Voice

Ice Age: Continental Drift 2012 (Movie)

Scrat (Voice)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 2009 (Movie)

Scrat (Voice)

No Time for Nuts 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Scrat (Actor)

Ice Age: The Meltdown 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Scrat (Actor)

Robots 2005 (Movie)

Wonderbot/Phone Booth (Voice)

Ice Age 2002 (Movie)

of One of the Dodos (Voice)
Producer (8)

Monster Trucks 2017 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rio 2 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ice Age: Continental Drift 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Rio 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

No Time for Nuts 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ice Age: The Meltdown 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (5)

Monster Trucks 2017 (Movie)

(Director)

Epic 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Robots 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Ice Age 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Bunny 1999 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (2)

Epic 2013 (Movie)

(Story By)

Ice Age 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Executive (2)

A Simple Wish 1997 (Movie)

executive creative supervisor(Blue Sky Studios Inc) (Executive)

Alien Resurrection 1997 (Movie)

creative supervisor (Supervisor)
Visual Effects & Animation (1)

Joe's Apartment 1996 (Movie)

computer generated animation (Animator)

Biography

Chris Wedge studied film at the State University of New York at Purchase, earning a BFA, and later studied computer graphics and art education at the Ohio State University, earning an MA. Early in his career, he showed off his skills as a scene programmer on the 1982 Disney sci-fi classic, "Tron." He subsequently worked primarily as a director of animated shorts and feature films, writing and helming the 1999 animated short "Bunny," a surreal and touching look at death as a transformation. The animation was courtesy of Blue Sky Studios, which Wedge co-founded. The effort paid off, both with an Academy Award (Best Short Film, Animated) and a tremendous amount of industry credibility. The studio has created special effects for a handful of major titles, such as the critically acclaimed martial arts film "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and, more importantly, has produced Wedge's feature films, including the extremely popular "Ice Age" prehistoric franchise (and its many spinoffs). Wedge's acting credits consist almost solely of voicing Scrat, a scrawny character from the "Ice Age" films--the job consists of little more than grunting and squeaking, and task that he's undertaken numerous times, including in the 2012 sequel "Ice Age: Continental Drift." Aside from the original "Ice Age," Wedge's feature directorial work includes the 2005 metal-filled comedy "Robots," and he spent years developing the fittingly named fantasy "Epic."

Relationships

Jeanne Markel

Wife
married

EDUCATION

Ohio State University

Columbus , Ohio

State University of New York, Purchase

Purchase , New York 1981

Fayetteville-Manlius High School

Manlius , New York 1975

Milestones

2005

Co-directed with Carlos Saldanha the animated feature "Robots"

2002

Feature directorial debut, the animated "Ice Age"

1999

Fox Filmed Entertainment made Blue Sky a wholly owned unit

1998

Directed the animated short "Bunny"; received an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film

1996

Was animation director on "Joe's Apartment"

1987

Founded Blue Sky Studios

After college, was Director of Animation at MAGI/Syntha Vision; worked on sequences of the Disney live action-computer animated "Tron"; billed as Christian Wedge

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