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Profile:Chris Wedge/Oscar Win/Director/Epic

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CHRIS WEDGE (Director, Story) is an Oscar winning film director, producer, and co-founder of Blue Sky Studios.  Beginning his career as a stop-motion animator, Wedge later joined MAGI/SynthaVision, where he was one of the principal animators for the groundbreaking Disney movie Tron (1982). He directed the character animation sequences for the Warner Bros./Geffen Films production Joe’s Apartment (1996), and served as creative supervisor on numerous feature films and commercials.
Wedge wrote and directed Blue Sky’s first film, the touching short, Bunny (1998), which won an Academy Award for best animated short film.  It was the first film to use radiosity, Blue Sky’s own advanced ambient lighting technology. In addition to the Academy Award, Bunny has won more than 25 international awards for animation excellence.  Wedge went on to direct Blue Sky’s first two computer-generated animated feature films, Ice Age (2002), nominated for an Academy Award for best animated feature film, and Robots (2005).  He was executive producer of Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), which has grossed more than $638 million worldwide, Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! (2008), the first Dr. Seuss CG animated feature film; Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, which grossed over $887 million worldwide; and the global hits Rio (2011) and Ice Age: Continental Drift. Wedge is a 1981 graduate of the SUNY Purchase film department.  He received his Master of Arts degree in computer graphics and art education from the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and at Ohio State University. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com Link: www.123FilmEasy.com. Follow us on Twitter @123Film