Join animation director, production designer, story artist, and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Ronnie Del Carmen as he shares behind-the-scenes stories from his work on Disney and Pixar’s Finding Nemo (2003), Ratatouille (2007), WALL-E (2008), Up (2009), Dug’s Special Mission (2009), Inside Out (2015), Coco (2017), Incredibles 2 (2018), Toy Story 4 (2019), and his upcoming animated feature for Netflix Animation.
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Q&A and Requirements
Questions can be submitted during the webinar through Zoom's Q&A function. Due to anticipated demand and limited Q&A time, not all submitted questions will be answered.
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About the Speaker
Born in the Philippines on December 31, 1959, Ronnie Del Carmen is an animation writer, director, story artist, and production designer. He served as a co-director and story writer for the Disney and Pixar’s film Inside Out (2015), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. He was the Story Supervisor on Disney and Pixar's tenth full-length computer-animated film, Up (2009) and directed its accompanying short film, Dug's Special Mission (2009). He joined Netflix in 2020 where he will be writing and developing an original animated feature as part of an exclusive overall deal. The movie will be rooted in the lore and mythology of the Philippines.
Del Carmen was born in the city of Cavite, Philippines. After high school, he worked in the painting department on set for Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979), which was filming in the Philippines. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising. He moved to the United States in 1989 and worked as a storyboard artist for Batman: The Animated Series (1992–95) and for DreamWorks as a Story Supervisor. He worked at Pixar Animation Studios from 2000–20.
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