Chris Renaud

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Chris Renaud is an American illustrator and film-maker. He was nominated for an Academy Award for the 2006 animated short No Time for Nuts, which featured the character Scrat from the computer animated Ice Age films. Most recently, he directed Despicable Me, starring the voice of Steve Carell, which debuted #1 at the U.S. box office on July 9th, 2010. After graduating from Syracuse University with an illustration degree, Renaud began work as a graphic designer in the sports entertainment industry. He has created logo designs and mascot characters for NFL Properties, the NBA, and Foot Locker, among others. After working as a designer and illustrator for a variety of publications and agencies, Chris began drawing and writing comic books. Working for both Marvel Comics and DC Comics, his notable projects include illustrating Marvel's Starfleet Academy and pitching the original story concept that evolved into Batman: Cataclysm. This yearlong tale across all Batman-related comics resulted in increased sales and visibility for the renowned character. As the production designer on the Disney Channels’ The Book of Pooh, Renaud transitioned into the world of children’s television. Since that groundbreaking project, he has been able to design virtual sets and puppet characters for Bear in the Big Blue House, Lazy Town, Curious Pictures, Sony Animation, and many more. With the new show It's a Big Big World, currently airing on PBS, he ...

Despicable Me Presents: Minion Madness (2010)

3 Mini movies that feature the Minions. Orientation Day, Home Makeover and Banana.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Renaud
CAST:  Miranda Cosgrove  •  Dana Gaier  •  Elsie Fisher  •  Pierre Coffin

Despicable Me 2 (2013)

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Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Coffin  •  Chris Renaud
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Kristen Wiig  •  Benjamin Bratt  •  Miranda Cosgrove

The Lorax (2012)

A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Renaud  •  Kyle Balda
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Danny DeVito  •  Taylor Swift  •  Ed Helms

Despicable Me (2010)

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Villainous Gru lives up to his reputation as a despicable, deplorable and downright unlikable guy when he hatches a plan to steal the moon from the sky. But he has a tough time staying on task after three orphans land in his care.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Coffin  •  Chris Renaud
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Jason Segel  •  Russell Brand  •  Julie Andrews

No Time for Nuts (2006)

Scrat comes across a time machine and is transported to various times all in pursuit of his beloved acorn.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Thurmeier  •  Chris Renaud
CAST:  Chris Wedge

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

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The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Renaud
CAST:  Louis C. K.  •  Eric Stonestreet  •  Kevin Hart  •  Jenny Slate

Norman Television (2016)

Norman, a lost guinea pig, wanders in the pipe through apartments in New York, and his main recreation during his adventure is to see how the apartment residents live - with popcorn and remote controls.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Habib Louati  •  Boris Jacq
CAST:  Chris Renaud  •  Danny Mann  •  Lori Alan

Competition (2015)

Two minions working in a bomb lab get competitive. Short #1 from the 'Minions: 3 Mini-Movie Collection'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kyle Balda  •  Julien Soret
CAST:  Pierre Coffin  •  Chris Renaud

Cro Minion (2015)

Two minions have to babysit a little Neanderthal baby.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Didier Ah-Koon  •  Regis Schuller
CAST:  Pierre Coffin  •  Chris Renaud  •  Tara Strong

Wagon Ho! (2012)

The Once-Lers are told by the owner that they can sit on the wagon and that it had better not move. They and the donkey nod in agreement. The Once-Lers try to get the donkey to move. He won't move. The small Once-Ler taunts the donkey with what looks like an apple ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kyle Balda
CAST:  Ed Helms  •  Chris Renaud

Forces of Nature (2012)

Determined to scare The Once-ler out of Truffula Valley, The Lorax decides to create the illusion of ominous forces of nature.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kyle Balda
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Ed Helms  •  Chris Renaud

Despicable Me 3 (2017)

Gru and his wife Lucy must stop former '80s child star Balthazar Bratt from achieving world domination.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Coffin  •  Kyle Balda
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Kristen Wiig  •  Trey Parker  •  Miranda Cosgrove

Sing (2016)

A koala named Buster recruits his best friend to help him drum up business for his theater by hosting a singing competition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garth Jennings
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  Seth MacFarlane  •  Scarlett Johansson

Christmas in Love (2018)

Ellie Hartman is an aspiring crafter working in her small town’s bakery making famous Christmas Kringles. When the new, big-city CEO Nick Carlingson visits the bakery, he arrives filled with modernization ideas destined to lay off many employees.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don McBrearty
CAST:  Brooke D'Orsay  •  Daniel Lissing  •  Jamie Spilchuk  •  Chris Renaud

The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)

Max the terrier must cope with some major life changes when his owner gets married and has a baby. When the family takes a trip to the countryside, nervous Max has numerous run-ins with canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a scary turkey. Luckily for Max, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Renaud
CAST:  Patton Oswalt  •  Jenny Slate  •  Eric Stonestreet  •  Kevin Hart

Illumination 7 Mini-Movie Collection (2014)

7 mini-movies starring your favorite characters from Despicable Me, HOP and Dr. Seuss' The Lorax come together in 1 exciting collection! It's fun the whole family can enjoy again and again!  (more)

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CAST:  Miranda Cosgrove  •  Dana Gaier  •  Elsie Fisher  •  Pierre Coffin