More Carlos Saldanha Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Ice Age 2)Carlos Saldanha was Co-Director on the 2005 animated hit ROBOTS. Before that, he was co-director on the blockbuster animated film Ice Age.
Saldanha was nominated for an Academy Award for directing the animated short film Gone Nutty, featuring ICE AGE's much put-upon Scrat character.
He has been part of Blue Sky Studios' creative team since 1993, after finishing his animated short film Time for Love, which has been screened at animation festivals around the world. Saldanha has won several awards, including the People's Choice Award at Images du Futur in Montreal and Best Artistic Film at the International Computer Film Festival in Geneva, Switzerland.
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 Animation for the computer generated characters in A Simple Wish (1997) and Fight Club (1999).
In addition to feature projects, Saldanha has 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 the animation on Re-Incarnated, a Tennents Beer commercial for its 1998 Soccer World Cup campaign in Europe.
Saldanha earned an M.F.A. degree in animation from the School of Visual Arts in New York, where he discovered his passion for animation. He continues to keep in contact with that school's future artists, teaching and advising students in the animation program.
Bio courtesy Fox for "Ice Age 2" (08-Apr-2006)