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Chris Wedge

Chris Wedge is an Oscar winning Director, and co-founder and VP of Creative Development at Blue Sky Studios. He is the driving force behind the company's high standard of character animation. The studio's commitment to research and development has brought Blue Sky Studios to prominence as one of the top computer animation studios in the world.

Wedge's release Bunny, which won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, was the first film to use radiosity, a complex computer application that recreates the most subtle properties of natural and ambient light. Its warm, cinematic style showcases Wedge's strong filmic sensibility and sets new cinematic standards for the CGI community.

Next, Wedge directed the studio's first all computer-animated feature film, ICE AGE, a critical and audience hit which Twentieth Century Fox released in March 2002.

He also directed the character animation sequences for the Warner Bros./Geffen Films Production Joe's Apartment, and he was a Creative Supervisor on the feature films Alien Resurrection, A Simple Wish, Star Trek Insurrection, as well as numerous commercials.

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. Wedge taught animation at The School of Visual Arts (NY) at the MFA Computer Lab.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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Chris Wedge Facts

OccupationDirector, Animator

Selected Filmography

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