Chris Renaud

Chris Renaud

  • Birthday: 1966-12-05
  • Place of birth: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • Also know as: Кріс Рено

Biography

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.

Filmography

Despicable Me

2010

As Dave (voice)

The Lorax

2012

As Forest Animals (voice)

Despicable Me 2

2013

As Additional Minions / Evil Minions / Italian Waiter (voice)

Competition

2015

As Minion (voice)

Cro Minion

2015

As Minion / Neanderthal Dad (voice)

The Secret Life of Pets

2016

As Norman (voice)

Norman Television

2016

As Norman (voice)

Sing

2016

As Additional Voices (voice)

Despicable Me 3

2017

As Additional Minions (voice)

Wagon Ho!

2012

As

Forces of Nature

2012

As Pipsqueak (voice)

Christmas in Love

2018

As Caroler

The Secret Life of Pets 2

2019

As Norman / Additional Voices (voice)

Illumination Presents: 10 Minion Mini-Movies

2019

As Dave the Minion (voice)

Toying with the Holidays

2021

As Customer

Sing 2

2021

As Additional Voices (voice)

Minions & More Volume 2

2022

As Minions / Pipsqueak / Neanderthal Dad / The Animals (voice)

Minions & More 1

2022

As Norman / Pipsqueak (voice)

Serenade

2012

As

Despicable Me 4

2024

As Additional Minions (voice) (uncredited)

Production

Despicable Me

2010

As Director

No Time for Nuts

2006

As Director

No Time for Nuts

2006

As Writer

The Lorax

2012

As Director

Despicable Me 2

2013

As Director

Puppy

2013

As Executive Producer

Panic in the Mailroom

2013

As Executive Producer

Minions: Training Wheels

2013

As Executive Producer

Minions

2015

As Executive Producer

The Secret Life of Pets

2016

As Director

Binky Nelson Unpacified

2015

As Executive Producer

The Secret Life of Pets 2

2019

As Director

Weenie

2016

As Executive Producer

Norman Television

2016

As Executive Producer

The Grinch

2018

As Executive Producer

Despicable Me 3

2017

As Executive Producer

Forces of Nature

2012

As Executive Producer

The Dog Days of Winter

2019

As Executive Producer

Minions: The Rise of Gru

2022

As Producer

Santa's Little Helpers

2019

As Executive Producer

Despicable Me 4

2024

As Director

Post Modern Minion

2022

As Executive Producer

Minions & Monsters

2021

As Executive Producer

Horton Hears a Who!

2008

As Storyboard Artist

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