Saldanha was Blue Sky's supervising animator for the talking and dancing roaches in the feature film Joe's Apartment (1996). He was also the director of aimation for the computer generated characters in A Simple Wish (1997) and Fight Club (1999).
In addition to feature projects, Saldanha directed and animated a number of television commercials. Big Deal, a spot for Bell Atlantic, won numerous awards, including a 1997 Bronze Clio. In 1999, he won a Gold Clio for animation on Re- Incarnated, a Tennents Beer commercial for its 1998 Soccer World Cup campaign in Europe.
Saldanha teamed with Chis Wedge to co-direct Blue Sky's first animated features, Ice Age (2002) and Robots (2005). Ice Age was nominated for an Oscar in 2003. In 2002 Saldanha directed the animated short film Gone Nutty, which was nominated for an Oscar in 2004. After the success of Ice Age, Saldanha took the directorial reins on Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), the third computer-animated feature film from Twentieth Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios, which was the most profitable animated movie of the year and one of the biggest in Fox's history.
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|Birthday||January 24, 1965 (53)|
|Birthplace||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|