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Ronnie Del Carmen

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Ronnie del Carmen is a Filipino animation writer, director, story artist, story supervisor and production designer. He co-directed and was one of the story writers for the 2015 Pixar film Inside Out, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Ronnie del Carmen (born December 31, 1959) is a Filipino animation writer, director, story artist, story supervisor and production designer. He co-directed and was one of the story writers for the 2015 Pixar film Inside Out, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. He was the story supervisor on Pixar's tenth full-length computer-animated film, Up and directed its accompanying short film, Dug's Special Mission.

Early life and education


Del Carmen was born in the city of Cavite in the Philippines. After high school, he worked as a painter on the set of Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 film Apocalypse Now, which was filming in the Philippines. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising.

Career


Film


After college, Del Carmen worked as an art director for print and television advertising campaigns before moving to the United States in 1989 to pursue a career in film. He worked for Warner Bros as a storyboard artist on Batman: The Animated Series, and as a story supervisor for DreamWorks on The Prince of Egypt (1998), The Road to El Dorado (2000), Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) and Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003). He joined Pixar Animation Studios in 2000, working as story supervisor on Finding Nemo (2003), production designer on the Academy Award-nominated short film One Man Band (2005), storyboard artist on Ratatouille (2007) and WALL-E (2008), and story supervisor on Up (2009). He made his directorial debut with the animated short film Dug's Special Mission (2009), which accompanied Up on its DVD and Blu-ray release. He co-directed the computer-animated Inside Out with Pete Docter. The film premiered at the 68th Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2015. In April 2021, it was revealed that Del Carmen had left Pixar and is set to write and direct an original Philippine-themed animated feature film at Netflix.

Comic books


Del Carmen has illustrated several comic books, including Batman Adventures: Holiday Special, which won an Eisner Award for Best Single Issue in 1995, and the children's book My Name Is Dug, written by Kiki Thorpe. He has also written several comic books, including the Paper Biscuit series and And There You Are.

Personal life


Del Carmen is married and has two children. His brothers, Louie and Rick, also work in animation.

Filmography


Feature films


Short films


Television


Bibliography


Fragments (Fragments Filigree Factory Production, 2003), illustrator

Paper Biscuit (Half Life, 2003), writer, illustrator

Paper Biscuit One Point Five (2003), writer, illustrator

Batman: Black and White, Vol. 2 (DC Comics, 2003), illustrator

Paper Biscuit 2 (2004), writer, illustrator

Project: Superior (AdHouse Books, 2005), illustrator

Three Trees Make a Forest (Gingko Press, 2006), illustrator

My Name is Dug (Disney Press, 2009), illustrator

And There You Are (AdHouse Books, 2009), writer, illustrator

Awards and nominations


Eisner Award, Best Single Issue, Batman Adventures Holiday Special (with Paul Dini and Bruce Timm), 1995

Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Special Class Animated Program: Director, Freakazoid, 1996

Annie Award, Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, 2003

Annie Award Nomination, Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production, WALL-E, 2009

Annie Award Nomination, Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production, Up, 2010

National Cartoonists Society, Animated Feature Division Award, Up, 2010

Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Nomination, Inside Out (with Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley), 2015

External links


Official website

Ronnie del Carmen at IMDb

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