Chris Wedge

John Christian " Chris " Wedge ( born March 20, 1957 in Binghamton, New York ) is an American film director and screenwriter who primarily for his work on Ice Age, Robots and Ice Age 2 - The Meltdown has become known.


Wedge grew up in Flushing, Queens (New York City ) on. As a child he was a big fan of the Looney Tunes. Chris Wedge graduated in the Fayetteville - Manlius High School in 1975. He was particularly interested in computers and the then unknown video games.

In 1998, he won an Oscar for the short film Bunny. With the movie Ice Age, in the Wedge and the squirrel Scrat had synchronized, and which became a surprise success, he became known to a wider audience. After 2002 Ice Age had become a great success, he wanted to do with the well-known children's book author William Joyce a movie about robots. The film came in 2005 to the cinema, however, was not as successful as Ice Age.

In 2006, Ice Age 2 - The Meltdown to the cinema, which was an even bigger success than the first part, however, was involved in the Wedge only as a voice actor for the character of Scrat. In an interview Wedge announced that he will direct some other animated films. When his favorite book and one of his sources of inspiration he gives to The Old Man and the Sea.

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