Michael Wildshill

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Michael Jonathan Wildshill (born April 5, 1954) is an American director, producer, screenwriter, animator, voice actor, artist, and the current CEO of Universal Animation Studios and head of animation of Illumination.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Wildshill was born in Gibsonton, Florida, the oldest of four children to lawyer Alexander Michael Wildshill (1930-2018) and school teacher Scarlett Cynthia Wildshill (Jones) (1937-2007). His family moved to Los Angeles when he was 10 years old.

Career[edit | edit source]

Disney years[edit | edit source]

Wildshill gained an interest in animation at a young age from viewing old Disney movies at a local theatre. After graduating high school in 1975, he attended the California Institute of the Arts (often abbreviated as 'CalArts'), majoring in art. Following the success of his short films Landing and Spot, Wildshill immediately obtained a job as an animator at Walt Disney Productions, where he worked on The Small One, The Fox and the Hound, Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons, and The Black Cauldron until he was fired by studio executive Ron W. Miller in 1982 due to disagreements with the executives.

Post-Disney[edit | edit source]

Following his departure from Disney, Wildshill subsequently formed his own independent animation studio, Michael Wildshill Productions in North Hollywood, California with about 15 employees in which most of his key employees came from CalArts and Disney. There, Wildshill produced the TV special Bright Christmas (1982), the short films Lo and the Short Island, Gools, and Biancabella and the Snake, commercials and other work, followed by the television series Muzy, The Spacebots, and Animal Tales. He also produced the direct-to-video series Sammy and the Sing-Along Gang in 1985 which later spawned a television series a year later.

Wildshill's first feature-length film was The Master of Colors (1986), a feature film Wildshill tried to pitch to Disney but turned it down. It was during production that Wildshill met fellow CalArts graduate Geo G. where he would have a long lasting friendship with him while also becoming business partners with him. Though only a moderate success in the box office, the movie received critical acclaim. Later, with the home video release and cable showings, it became a cult classic. His next film would be The Workers (1987), which was a box office failure.

His other next film would have been an animated version of the German fairy tale Hansel and Gretel, but was never made when the financial resources were drawn back.

Multimedia[edit | edit source]

In 1988, Multimedia purchased Wildshill's animation studio, splitting into two divisions: Multimedia Animation for feature animation and Gingo Animation for television animation with Wildshill promoted as head of animation for Multimedia. Under his management, the feature animation unit continued producing the following films: Liche's Wish (1990), East of the Sun and West of the Moon (1992), The Three Princes and Their Beasts (1993), Romeo and Juliet (1994) and Ghost Vision (1995), with the latter three being commercial successes. Meanwhile, the television animation department eventually began creating some of the most successful animated series for its own channel, Gingo. These series include The Toon Hour, Gabriel Garza, Ray Eilo, BJ and Wally, Metro Cone, and The Whackems.

Universal Pictures[edit | edit source]

Later in 1993, Wildshill joined Universal Pictures to set up a new feature animation division in Universal City, California. After Multimedia merged with Universal's then-parent company MCA in early 1996, Wildshill was named the CEO of Gingo (now under Universal Television Animation) and Universal Feature Animation, as well as controlling the entire Universal animation group. Wildshill oversaw nearly all of Universal's animated films and associated projects as executive producer. In 1997, Universal Feature Animation produced its first film, Ama and the Mysterious Crystal (1997), which became a critical and box office success, grossing $324 million worldwide. In addition to Ama, Wildshill also personally directed Mistress Masham's Repose (2000) and Woo La La (2009) for the Universal animation studio.

In 2007, Wildshill was given control of Illumination Entertainment, a newly-formed production company founded by former 20th Century Fox Animation president Chris Meledandri. He oversaw all of Illumination's films and associated projects as executive producer. As CEO and head of animation, Wildshill has supervised three separate animation studios for Universal, each with its own production pipeline: Gingo, Universal Animation, and Illumination. Accordingly, he appointed a general manager for each studio to manage day-to-day business affairs, then established a routine of spending at least two days per week (usually Tuesdays and Wednesdays) in Southern California.

Wildshill and Steve Samono conceived Universal Animation's Paradoria (2015) and directed the film until May 2014, when it was announced that the former had been dismissed from the project due to creative difficulties, even though he was still credited as co-director. After leaving Paradoria, Wildshill began developing an original project for Illumination, which ultimately became Esqua (2020).

On April 28, 2016, NBCUniversal announced its intent to acquire competing studio DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion. It was announced that Wildshill would be a consultant at DreamWorks following the completion of the merger.

In November 2019, Universal announced that Wildshill would be directing and writing an animated Woody Woodpecker film.

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Wildshill is married to Ashley Julia "Star" Wildshill-Shertick (b. September 11, 1969), a chef and cooking instructor. They have three children: Jonathan Edward (b. November 22, 2001), Skye Hannah (b. October 2, 2006) and Genesis Scarlett (b. April 6, 2007). Jonathan provided the voice of young Amai Yamada in Woo La La.

Wildshill is a fan of manga and anime and Team Ico games, most notably Ico and Shadow of the Colossus; he cited Ico as his main inspiration for Paradoria. He is also a fan of the work done by Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios as well.

He resides in Santa Monica, California, a few of blocks north of the Illumination headquarters.

On May 1, 2020, Wildshill along with his younger sister Cynthia Marion tested positive for COVID-19 which he later recovered from, however, Marion later passed away from complications of the virus.

He is a member of the Democratic Party although he stated that he voted for Republican George H.W. Bush in the 1988 United States election but later regretted it. On September 1, 2020, he endorsed Joe Biden for the 2020 United States presidential election. He was also a speaker at various Democratic Conventions as well.

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Feature films[edit | edit source]

Year Film Credited as
Director Writer Producer Other Voice Role Notes
1981 The Fox and the Hound No No No Yes Animator
1985 The Black Cauldron No No No Yes
1986 The Master of Colors Yes Original Story Yes Yes Character designer
Animator
1987 The Workers Yes No Yes No Additional voices
1989 Elements of Light No Original Story No No
1990 Liche's Wish No Yes Yes No Additional voices
1992 East of the Sun and West of the Moon Yes Yes Yes Yes Character designer
1993 The Three Princes and Their Beasts No No Yes No
1994 Romeo and Juliet Yes No Yes No Guard
1995 Ghost Vision No No Yes No Billy
1996 The Imps of Nature No No Executive No
1997 Ama and the Mysterious Crystal Yes Yes No No Cal
1998 Maze of the Castle No No Uncredited No Special thanks
1999 Hatty in the Big City: The Movie No No Executive No
Paint World No Original Story Executive Yes Additional voices
2000 Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie No No Executive Yes US version
Mistress Masham's Repose Yes Yes No Yes Lookout Lilliputian
2001 Going Francisco No No Executive Yes Additional voices
Momo No Yes Executive Yes US version
2002 The Gabriel Garza Movie No No Executive No
Princess Arete No No Executive No US version
2003 Puyo Puyo No No Executive No
The Whackems: One Big Movie No No Executive No
Magina Co-Director Original Story No No
2004 Computeropolis No Original Story Executive Yes Clippit
Zina and the Vivid Crew No No Executive No
2005 Puyo Puyo 2 No No Executive No
Onion Mastori: The Movie No No Executive No
2006 Curious George No No Executive No
Me & Mobo No No Executive No
The Princess and the Pied Piper No Uncredited No Yes Screenplay (uncredited)
Special thanks
2007 Computeropolis 2 No Original Story Executive Yes Charming Player
2008 Cinnamon the Movie No No Executive Yes US version
Swapped No No Executive No
The Tale of Despereaux No No Executive No
2009 The Pandemoniums Movie No No Executive No
Woo La La Yes Original Story No Yes Additional voices
2010 The Ace of All Trades Movie: Too Hot For Theaters! No No Executive No
Despicable Me No No Executive No
Computeropolis 3 No No Executive Yes Ponk
Additional voices
2011 Hop No No Executive No
Nepola's Odyssey No Original Story Executive Yes Deimos
Additional voices
Creative Management Team
2012 The Lorax No No Executive Yes Senior Creative Team
FusionMania: The Movie No No Executive No
Quest No No Executive Yes Creative Management Team
2013 Despicable Me 2 No No Executive Yes Senior Creative Team
Luna & Zak No No Executive Yes Creative Management Team
2014 Planetokio No No Executive No
Nepola's Odyssey II No No Executive Yes Deimos
Additional voices
Creative Management Team
2015 Minions No No Executive Yes Senior Creative Team
Paradoria Co-Director Original Story No Yes Additional voices Creative Management Team
2016 The Secret Life of Pets No No Executive Yes Senior Creative Team
Sing No No Executive Yes Additional voices
2017 Imagimals No Original Story Executive Yes Sleepy Imagimal Creative Management Team
Despicable Me 3 No No Executive Yes Senior Creative Team
Lix No Original Story Executive Yes Creative Management Team
2018 Computeropolis: The Deep Web No Original Story Executive Yes Clippit
Chopper #2
The Grinch No No Executive Yes Senior Creative Team
2019 The Secret Life of Pets 2 No No Executive Yes
Sev: Indehindrance Day No No Executive No
Paradoria 2 No No Executive Yes Creative Management Team
2020 Esqua Yes Yes No Yes Additional voices Senior Creative Team
Imagimals 2 No No Executive Yes Creative Management Team
2021 Computeropolis: Webcation No No Executive Yes
Sing 2 No No Executive Yes Senior Creative Team
2022 Minions: The Rise of Gru No No Executive Yes
Mechagirl No No Executive Yes Creative Management Team
Untitled Super Mario animated film No No Executive Yes Senior Creative Team
TBA Oxenfree No No Executive Yes Creative Management Team
Untitled animated Woody Woodpecker film Yes Yes No Yes

Short films and TV specials[edit | edit source]

Year Film Credited as
Director Writer Producer Animator Other Notes
1975 Landing Yes Yes Yes Yes No Student films
1976 Spot Yes Yes Yes Yes No
1978 The Small One No Story No Yes No
1981 Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons No No No Yes No
1982 Bright Christmas Yes Yes Yes Yes No TV Short Film
1983 Lo and the Short Island Yes Yes Yes Yes No
1984 Gools Yes Yes Yes Yes No
1985 Biancabella and the Snake Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Sammy and the Sing-Along Gang Yes Yes Yes Yes No Direct-to-video series
1991 A Gabriel Garza Christmas No No Executive No No TV Special
1993 Gabriel Goes Hollywood No No Executive No No
1995 Tifi Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Gabriel Gets Spooked No No Executive No No TV Special
1996 Magilli's Boombox Party No No Executive No No
The Whackems' Christmas No No Executive No No TV Special
1998 Hatty: The Untold Story No No Executive No No
1999 The Gabriel Project No No Executive No No
2000 Aero No No Yes No No
2001 Construction Royale No No Executive No No
Zina's Spooked Future No No Executive No No TV Special
Zina Supermoon: The Christmas Special No No Executive No No
2002 Cookie and Cream in The Last Slice No No Executive No No
2003 Hatty in the Night of the Living Weasel No No Executive No No TV Special
Zina/Garza‎ No No Executive No No
2004 Critter Mockers: Dude, Where's My Critter? No No Executive No No
Print 3D Errors No No Executive No No
2006 The Pandemoniums: Battle Against Time No No Executive No No TV Special
Pandemonium Mockers No No Executive No No
Just Sommi No No Executive No No
The Missing Birthday of Some Kind No No Executive No No
2007 A Critter Mockers Summer Vacation No No Executive No No TV Special
Peri and Nicky Get a Flu No No Executive No No
2008 Operation Bug No No Executive No No
Zina in Christmas Madness No No Executive No No TV Special
2009 The Sounds of the Ocean No No Executive No No
2010 Home Makeover No No Executive No No
Orientation Day No No Executive No No
Banana No No Executive No No
2011 The Chat No No Executive No No
Chip in Space: Planet 2 Planet No No Executive No No TV Special
Brad & Gary No No Executive No No
Computeropolis Xmas No No Executive No No TV Special
2012 Zeus on the Loose No No Executive No No
Phil's Dance Party No No Executive No No
Wagon Ho! No No Executive No No
Forces of Nature No No Executive No No
Serenade No No Executive No No
Go Party! No No Executive No No
2013 Nepola's Mythological Holiday No No Executive No No TV Special
Puppy No No Executive No No
Panic in the Mailroom No No Executive No No
Training Wheels No No Executive No No
2014 How to Act Like a Player No No Executive No No
2015 No More Mr. Cyclops No No Executive No No
Cro Minion No No Executive No No
Competition No No Executive No No
Binky Nelson Unpacified No No Executive No No
2016 Camp Jamo No No Executive No No
Noodles No No Executive No No
Getting Annoyed No No Executive No No
Mower Minions No No Executive No No
Paradoria Holiday No No Executive No No TV Special
Norman Television No No Executive No No
Weenie No No Executive No No
2017 Zip No No Executive No No
Gunter Babysits No No Executive No No
Love at First Sight No No Executive No No
Eddie's Life Coach No No Executive No No
Busho's Guide to Cool Things No No Executive No No
The Secret Life of Kyle No No Executive No No
Keena's Magical Journey No No Executive No No
2018 Hotel Room Music No No Executive No No
An Interview with an Idol No No Executive No No
Neon No No Executive No No
Zola's Makeover No No Executive No No
Monkey Business No No Executive No No
Yellow is the New Black No No Executive No No
The Dog Days of Winter No No Executive No No
2019 Santa's Little Helpers No No Executive No No
Super Gidget No No Executive No No
Minion Scouts No No Executive No No
Mine! No No Executive No No
Birth No No Executive No No
2020 Falia's Challenge No No Executive No No
Virtual Vinna No No Executive No No
Puffy and the Egg No No Executive No No
Minion Vacation No No Executive No No
Minions Holiday Special No No Executive No No TV Special
2021 Cookie's Tale No No Executive No No

Television series[edit | edit source]

Year Title Producer Notes
1984 Muzy No Also creator, writer, director and animator
1986–89 The Spacebots No
1986–87 The Adventures of Sammy and the Sing-Along Gang Executive Also series developer
1987 Animal Tales Executive
1988–present The Toon Hour Executive Also creator, writer, director and animator
1991–present Gabriel Garza Executive Also series developer
1992–94 Mickey the Wicked Executive
1993–2000 Ray Eilo Executive
1994–97 BJ and Wally Executive
1994–99 Metro Cone Executive
1995–2008 The Whackems Executive Also series developer
1996–2013 Onion Mastori Executive Seasons 3 to 10 only
1996–98 The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper No Executive in charge of production
1996–present Hatty Executive Also series developer
1997–2004 Funky Fu! Pop Star Fighter Executive
1997–2005 Little Critter Executive
1997–99 Ghost Vision Executive
1997–2000 The Home Sweet Home of Bluis & Bubblina Executive Also series developer
1998–2001 Manticoon Mayhem Executive
1998–present I Am Sammi Executive Also series developer
1999–2000 Maisy No Executive in charge of production
1999–2002 The New Woody Woodpecker Show Executive
1999–2000 Puyo Puyo Executive
1999–2004 Little Men Executive
2000–09 Zina Supermoon Executive
2000–10 The Crystal Guardians Executive
2000–02 Ama Executive
2000–07 The World of Danny Executive
2000–04 Dogman Executive Also series developer
2001–03 Paint World Executive
Sitting Ducks No Executive in charge of production
2001–04 Jenny Zoom Executive Also series developer
2001–03 The Mummy: The Animated Series Executive
2001–10 Boardwalk Friends Executive
2002–04 Spyro: Dragon Realm Adventures Executive
2002–12 Dustin Dog Kid Executive
2002–05 The Supernova Spies Executive
2002–08 Kururin: The Mischief Flying Hero Executive
2002–10 Adam Feldman: Amateur Wizard Executive
2002–03 Planetokio Executive
2003–07 Foe Paws Executive
2003–08 Nature Squad Executive
2003–05 Hulk: The Animated Series Executive
2003–08 Pochacco's Famous Friends Executive
2003–09 Critter Mockers No Also series developer and writer
2004–11 The Pandemoniums Executive
2004–06 Limo Dude Executive
2005–present Ace of All Trades Executive
Zigger and Grund Executive
2005–08 Chrysocolla & Sam Executive
2005–16 New Gingo Shorts Executive Also creator, writer, director and animator
2005–06 Sherman's Lagoon Executive
Red Ninja: End of Honor Executive
2005–09 Attack of the Killer Snails Executive
2005–08 Worldwide Animals Executive
2005–09 RoboJohn Executive
2006–present Curious George Executive
2006–09 Graffiti Groove Executive
Destiny of the Super Glasses Executive
The Big Night Out! Executive
2007–08 The Land Before Time Executive
2007–present Sev No Executive in charge of production
2008–18 Mr. Johnsons' Neighborhood Executive
2008–14 Computeropolis: Adventures of Peri and Nicky Executive
2008–15 FusionMania Executive
2009–14 Henry, Bea & Sparky the Dog Executive Also series developer
2009 Demons No Executive in charge of production
2010–11 Post-Elementary Chronicles Executive
2010–12 Kyle + Rosemary Executive
2010–13 Primate House Executive
Worried Fred Executive
Chip in Space Executive
2011–14 Road Trip Madness Executive
Bally and Friends Executive Also series developer
2011–13 Woo La La Executive
2012–18 Sunshine Cherry Executive
2012–14 My Dear King Kenneth Executive
2012–16 Jim-George Executive
2012–present David's Friends Executive
2013–14 College University No Executive in charge of production
2014–15 The 5 J's in Partnership Executive
2014–19 Elliot's Guide to Becoming a True Mouse Executive
2014–16 Durango Kids Executive
2014–15 Buzz & Russ Executive
Topped! Executive
2015 Champ Junior Executive
2016–20 Luna & Zak: The Series No Executive in charge of production
2016–19 Twelve Forever Executive
2017 Discovering Evolupia Executive Also series developer
2017–20 Tales in Paradoria Executive
2017–present Candy Executive
2017–20 Nepola's Odyssey: The Series Executive
2017–present Hero School Executive
2018–present Bernard Revamped Executive
Lix & Melody: The New Tunes Executive
Niz Chicoloco Executive
2018–20 Woody Woodpecker Executive
2019–present Antonio and Mr. Wacky Fox Executive
Zola: Queen of the Deep Web Executive
2020–present Roman Executive
Super Polly Executive
Cherrypillar Executive
Cubi! Executive
The Whackems Return Executive
2021 Big Chaos Executive
Computeropolis: Operation DCL Executive
TBA Paradoria: Keena's Kingdom Executive
Imagimals Madness Executive
Untitled Gabriel Garza spin-off series Executive

Documentaries[edit | edit source]

To be added

Other credits[edit | edit source]

To be added

Reception[edit | edit source]

Critical, public and commercial reception to films Wildshill has directed as of August 29, 2020.

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore Budget Box office
The Master of Colors 82% (37 reviews) 64 (53 reviews) B+ $10 million $19.3 million
The Workers 60% (29 reviews) 51 (35 reviews) B $10 million $9.6 million
East of the Sun and West of the Moon 69% (84 reviews) 60 (49 reviews) A $27 million $53.7 million
Romeo and Juliet 79% (75 reviews) 75 (32 reviews) A– $44 million $186.3 million
Ama and the Mysterious Crystal 81% (64 reviews) 70 (32 reviews) A– $44 million $324.6 million
Mistress Masham's Repose 75% (154 reviews) 64 (26 reviews) A– $65 million $96.8 million
Magina 53% (119 reviews) 57 (31 reviews) A $80 million $78.1 million
Woo La La 85% (183 reviews) 73 (46 reviews) A+ $81 million $532.4 million
Paradoria 97% (285 reviews) 87 (59 reviews) A+ $103 million $1,126.3 million
Esqua 92% (130 reviews) 78 (45 reviews) A– $80 million $21.5 million

Award and nominations[edit | edit source]

Coming soon!


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Theatrical films
Ama and the Mysterious Crystal (1997) • Paint World (1999) • Mistress Masham's Repose (2000) • Magina (2003) • Computeropolis (2004) • Me & Mobo (2006) • Computeropolis 2 (2007) • Swapped (2008) • Woo La La (2009) • Computeropolis 3 (2010) • Nepola's Odyssey (2011) • Quest (2012) • Luna & Zak (2013) • Nepola's Odyssey II (2014) • Paradoria (2015) • Imagimals (2017) • Lix (2017) • Computeropolis: The Deep Web (2018) • Paradoria 2 (2019) • Imagimals 2 (2020)
Upcoming films
Computeropolis: Webcation (2021) • Mechagirl (2022)
Short films
Aero (2000) • Construction Royale (2001) • Print 3D Errors (2004) • Computeropolis: A Technical Ride (2006) • Just Sommi (2006) • Peri and Nicky Get a Flu (2007) • The Sounds of the Ocean (2009) • The Chat (2011) • Zeus on the Loose (2012) • Go Party! (2012) • How to Act Like a Player (2014) • No More Mr. Cyclops (2015) • Camp Jamo (2016) • Noodles (2016) • Getting Annoyed (2016) • Zip (2017) • Busho's Guide to Cool Things (2017) • Keena's Magical Journey (2017) • Neon (2018) • Zola's Makeover (2018) • Monkey Business (2018) • Mine! (2019) • Birth (2019) • Falia's Challenge (2020) • Virtual Vinna (2020) • Cookie's Tale (2021)
Franchises
Ama (1997–present) • Paint World (1999–present) • Computeropolis (2004–present) • Nepola's Odyssey (2011–present) • Paradoria (2015–present) • Imagimals (2017–present) • Lix (2017–present)
Directors
Michael WildshillAudel LaRoqueAsh BrannonSteve SamonoGeo G.Mike MoonGary HallKarey KirkpatrickJohn FranceMark DindalFrans VischerAmy McNeill
Producers
John CohenBrandon MinezJim AndersonCynthia Marion‎‎Teresa ChengAmy McNeillRandy FullmerRoy KobayashiMary Parent
Writers
Len BlumThomas LennonIrene MecchiKarey KirkpatrickJoe StillmanMike ReissBrian LynchErica RivinojaLaurie CraigJohn HamburgDavid ReynoldsDarren Lemke
Associated Figures
Michael WildshillJohn CohenDavid Stainton
Signature Voice Actors
Jodi BensonHarland WilliamsElijah WoodRob CorddryDan FoglerJim CummingsJohn DiMaggioMichael WildshillCynthia Marion‎‎Gary HallAmy McNeillChris ParnellPatrick StewartKari WahlgrenFrank WelkerDee Bradley BakerBill FarmerTara Strong
Signature Musicians
James HornerJohn DebneyHeitor PereiraMark Mothersbaugh
Visual Development & Storyboard Artists
Craig KellmanJohn FranceCarter GoodrichShane PrigmoreYarrow CheneyShannon TindleCynthia Marion‎‎Geo G.Shiyoon KimJin Kim


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Theatrical films
Despicable Me (2010) • Hop (2011) • The Lorax (2012) • Despicable Me 2 (2013) • Minions (2015) • The Secret Life of Pets (2016) • Sing (2016) • Despicable Me 3 (2017) • The Grinch (2018) • The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) • Esqua (2020)
Upcoming films
Sing 2 (2021) • Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022) • Untitled animated Mario film (2022)
Short films
Home Makeover (2010) • Orientation Day (2010) • Banana (2010) • Brad & Gary (2011) • Phil's Dance Party (2012) • Despicable Me Minion Mayhem (2012) • Wagon Ho! (2012) • Forces of Nature (2012) • Serenade (2012) • Puppy (2013) • Panic in the Mailroom (2013) • Training Wheels (2013) • Cro Minion (2015) • Competition (2015) • Binky Nelson Unpacified (2015) • Mower Minions (2016) • Norman Television (2016) • Weenie (2016) • Gunter Babysits (2017) • Love at First Sight (2017) • Eddie's Life Coach (2017) • The Secret Life of Kyle (2017) • Yellow is the New Black (2018) • The Dog Days of Winter (2018) • Santa's Little Helpers (2019) • Super Gidget (2019) • Minion Scouts (2019)
Franchises
Despicable Me (2010–present) • Minions (2015–present) • The Secret Life of Pets (2016–present) • Sing (2016–present)
Directors
Pierre CoffinChris RenaudYarrow CheneyGarth Jennings
Producers
Chris MeledandriJanet HealyJohn Cohen
Writers
Cinco Paul and Ken DaurioBrian Lynch
Associated Figures
Chris MeledandriMichael WildshillDavid StaintonPierre Coffin
Signature Voice Actors
Steve CooganJenny SlateChris RenaudMichael BeattieJim CummingsBill FarmerTara Strong
Visual Development & Storyboard Artists
Eric GuillonYarrow CheneyColin Stimpson


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Theatrical films
Antz (1998) • The Prince of Egypt (1998) • Kit Mineko (1999) • The Road to El Dorado (2000) • Chicken Run (2000) • Shrek (2001) • The Mystical Legends (2001) • Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) • Nessy: Tale of the Sea Monster (2002) • Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) • Dusk and Dawn (2003) • Shrek 2 (2004) • Shark Tale (2004) • Madagascar (2005) • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) • Over the Hedge (2006) • Flushed Away (2006) • Shrek the Third (2007) • Bee Movie (2007) • Kung Fu Panda (2008) • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) • Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) • Dusk and Dawn 2: The Belt of Venus (2009) • How to Train Your Dragon (2010) • Shrek Forever After (2010) • Megamind (2010) • Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) • Puss in Boots (2011) • Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) • Rise of the Guardians (2012) • The Croods (2013) • Turbo (2013) • Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) • How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) • Penguins of Madagascar (2014) • Home (2015) • Dusk Before Dawn (2015) • Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) • Prism (2016) • Trolls (2016) • The Boss Baby (2017) • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017) • Dusk and Dawn: A Zodiacal Night (2018) • Greenuts (2018) • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) • Abominable (2019) • Trolls World Tour (2020) • LarryBoy: A VeggieTales Movie (2020) • The Croods: A New Age (2020)
Upcoming films
Spirit Untamed (2021) • The Boss Baby: Family Business‎‎ (2021) • The Bad Guys (2022) • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (2022)
Television specials
Short films
Franchises
Niz Chicoloco (1997–present) • The Prince of Egypt (1998–2000) • Shrek (2001–present) • Sinbad (2003–present) • Dusk and Dawn (2003–present) • Madagascar (2005–present) • Kung Fu Panda (2008–present) • Monsters vs. Aliens (2009–2014) • How to Train Your Dragon (2010–present) • Puss in Boots (2011–present) • The Croods (2013–present) • Trolls (2016–present) • Tales of Arcadia (2016–present) • The Boss Baby (2017–present)
Directors
Eric DarnellTim Johnson
Producers
Writers
Associated Figures
Jeffrey KatzenbergChris Meledandri
Signature Voice Actors
Jim Cummings