Carlos Saldanha is an animated motion picture director from Brazil.
is one of the most famous movies that he has directed. He has a job with the popular Blue Sky Studios. He was born on the 24th of January 1965. Rio de Janeiro of Brazil is his birthplace. He studied computer animation at the Manhattan School of Visual Arts. It was at the School of Visual Arts that Carlos Saldanha got acquainted with
, who was an MFA instructor himself. He offered Carlos Saldanha a job in his company, Blue Sky Studios.
It was in the year 2002 that Saldanha and Wedge started to direct the animated picture titled Ice Age. It was a great hit among children and adults alike. In 2006, he became the director of the second of the Ice Age movies, Ice Age 2: The Meltdown. Before making this film, he also directed the motion picture Robots in the year 2005. Three years after making the second Ice Age film, he ventured out to create another one in the series. It was named Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. After all the Ice Age movies with the cold and snowy setting, he felt the need to make a film with a different location. He took on a project named Rio, which showcased the town of Rio de Janeiro. Carlos Saldanha’s birthplace is also the city of Rio.
Thus, he felt a need to popularize his beautiful city to the motion picture audiences. This animated movie was a tremendous success. They made approximately four hundred and eighty-four million globally. Soon, he joined with Twentieth Century Fox for five years. The deal got made in the month of October of the year 2012. After a year, he created Bottlecap Productions for making animated films with Twentieth Century Fox. He engaged with the sequel of Rio, Rio 2, which got released in the year 2014.
The Story of Ferdinand is another one of his movies which are going to be released soon. Carlos Saldanha is married to the mathematician Isabella Scarpa. Initially, both of them lived in a place called Greenwich Village of the area of Manhattan. Later in their lives, they shifted to the American State of New Jersey. They have got four children together, namely, Sofia, Manoela, Rafael, and Julia. Manoela and Julia worked as voice artists for two characters in their father’s movie Ice Age: The Meltdown.