Chris Renaud is an American animator, filmmaker and voice actor. He is best known for his work in "Despicable Me," Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" and "Despicable Me 2." He directed "The Lorax". The ventures "Despicable Me" and "Despicable Me 2" were co-directed with Pierre Coffin. Chris also co-created and lent his voice to The Minion characters. Chris Renaud took birth in 1966 in the city of Baltimore, Maryland, and then shifted to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania when he was 15. He graduated in 1985 from Parkland High School in Allentown, Pennsylvania and attended the Baum School of Art. Chris did his illustration degree in 1989, from Syracuse University.

After studies, he was a graphic designer and illustrator for a variety of publications and agencies, and after that, he started drawing and writing comic books. He worked at Marvel Comics illustrating the Starfleet Academy series and at DC Comics on a Batman series titled Cataclysm. There, he saw his first dream come true. Renaud transitioned into the universe of children’s television, as the production designer on the Disney Channel's The Book of Pooh. Renaud worked for Blue Sky Studios/20th Century Fox as a story artist on "Robots", " Ice Age Click to look into! >> Read More... Ice Age " and "Horton Hears a Who!". He created, wrote and directed his own animated short "No Time for Nuts,"

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Chris Renaud is an American animator, filmmaker and voice actor. He is best known for his work in "Despicable Me," Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" and "Despicable Me 2." He directed "The Lorax" whereas "Despicable Me" and "Despicable Me 2" were co-directed with Pierre Coffin. Chris also co-created and lent his voice to The Minion characters.

Chris Renaud was born in 1966. Baltimore, Maryland, was his birthplace, when he was 15, shifted to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He graduated in 1985 from Parkland High School in Allentown, Pennsylvania and attended the Baum School of Art.

Chris did his illustration degree in 1989, from Syracuse University. After his graduation, he went to work as a graphic designer and illustrator for a variety of publications and agencies, after that he started drawing and writing comic books. When he worked at Marvel Comics depicting the Starfleet Academy series and at DC Comics on Cataclysm, a Batman series, he saw his first dream come true. Renaud transitioned into the universe of children’s television, as the production designer on the Disney Channel's "The Book of Pooh". He was the character and production designer in "It's A Big Big World", it has been aired on PBS from 2006 to 2010. He is the graphic designer in the final season of "Bear in the Big Blue House."

Renaud worked for Blue Sky Studios/20th Century Fox as a story artist on "Robots", "Ice Age: The Melton", "Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs" and "Horton Hears a Who!". He created, wrote and directed his own animated short "No Time for Nuts," which featured Scrat, the famous Ice Age character. It was nominated for an Oscar Award for best short film in 2007 and earned him an Annie Award in Best Animated Short Subject category. His current project is "The Secret Life of Pets" which is set to release in the summer of 2016.