Ronnie del Carmen
del Carmen in August 2014
Ronaldo del Carmen
December 31, 1959
|Alma mater||University of Santo Tomas|
|Occupation||Writer, storyboard artist, designer, illustrator|
|Employer||DreamWorks Animation (1997–2000) |
Pixar Animation Studios (2000–present)
Ronnie del Carmen (born December 31, 1959) is a Filipino animation writer, 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.
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.
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 3D computer animated comedy Inside Out with Pete Docter. The film premiered at the 68th Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2015.
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.
|1993||Batman: Mask of the Phantasm||Storyboard designer|
|1998||The Prince of Egypt||Story artist|
|2000||The Road to El Dorado||Story supervisor|
|Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker||Storyboard artist|
|2002||Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron||Story supervisor|
|2003||Finding Nemo||Story supervisor|
|Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas||Additional story artist|
|2005||One Man Band||Production designer|
|2008||WALL-E||Story, character designer|
|2009||Up||Story supervisor, storyboard artist|
|Dug's Special Mission||Writer, director|
|2012||Brave||Additional story artist|
|2013||Monsters University||Additional story artist|
|2015||Inside Out||Co-director, story by|
|2019||Smash and Grab||Brian Larsen's story trust|
|1990||Widget, the World Watcher||Storyboard artist|
|1991||Where’s Waldo?||Storyboard artist|
|1992–95||Batman: The Animated Series||Storyboard artist, character designer|
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