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Tom McGrath

Tom McGrath

Tom McGrath has been working in the field of entertainment for more than 20 years. Megamind marks the third film he has directed for DreamWorks Animation. He made his feature film directorial debut with the global hit Madagascar (on which he also served as writer and showcased his acting talents on the film, voicing the lead penguin, Skipper). McGrath followed the success of Madagascar with the box-office hit Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.

Following the runaway success of Madagascar (and while working on its sequel) McGrath voiced Skipper for the short The Madagascar Penguins in: The Christmas Caper and provided voices for Flushed Away and Shrek the Third.

McGrath previously worked in the areas of story and concept design for such features as Cats & Dogs and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. He also worked as an animator and story artist on such animated films as Space Jam and Cool World. His television work includes directing on The Ren & Stimpy Show, as well as other projects for Nickelodeon. In addition, McGrath has worked on the shorts Herd and The Thing What Lurked in the Tub, and as a directing animator on national commercials for Coors Light and Subaru.

McGrath graduated from the Character Animation program at Cal Arts after studying Industrial Design at the University of Washington.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2010.

Tom McGrath Facts

OccupationDirector, Animator

Selected Filmography

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Megamind
Madagascar
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
The Boss Baby
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