Ricky Nierva was born as Ricky Vega Nierva. He is known for his work on Monsters, Inc. (2001), Finding Nemo (2003) and Inside Out (2015). See full bio »

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Monsters, Inc.
Monsters, Inc. Art Department
Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo Art Department
Inside Out
Inside Out Animation Department
Toy Story 2
Toy Story 2 Animation Department


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 2012 Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect Rush - A Disney Pixar Adventures: Snapshot (Video Game) (production designer: Pixar Animation Studios)
 2003 Finding Nemo (art director: characters - as Ricky Vega Nierva)
 2001 Monsters, Inc. (additional storyboarding - as Ricky Vega Nierva) / (visual development - as Ricky Vega Nierva)
 1996-1997 Dexter's Laboratory (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 3 episodes)
- Dee Dee Be Deep/911/Down in the Dumps (1997) ... (storyboard artist - segment "Down In the Dumps")
- Spacecase/The Justice Friends: Ratman/Dexter's Debt (1996) ... (storyboard artist - segment "Spacecase")
- Dexter Dodgeball/Dial M for Monkey: Rasslor/Dexter's Assistant (1996) ... (storyboard artist - segment "Dexter Dodgeball")
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 2015/I Inside Out (development artist)
 2001 Monsters, Inc. (character designer - as Ricky Vega Nierva)
 1999 Toy Story 2 (story artist)
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 2009 Up
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 1992 Whoopass Stew! (Short) (special thanks)
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 2009 Adventure Is Out There (Video documentary short)
 2003 Making 'Nemo' (Video short documentary)
Himself - Art Director, Characters

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