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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 20 March 1957Binghamton, New York, USA
Birth NameChristian Wedge
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

John Christian Wedge was born on March 20, 1957 in Binghamton, New York. After graduating from Fayetteville-Manlius High School, Wedge went to study at the State University of New York at Purchase, where he received a BFA in film, and soon after that he went on to study at Ohio State University, earning him a MA in computer graphics and art education.

Wedge began his career as an effects artist for films such as Tron (1982). In February, 1987, he founded Blue Sky Studios, along with Carl Ludwig, Dr. Eugene Troubetzkoy, Alison Brown, David Brown and Michael Ferraro. Throughout the 80s and 90s the studio helped create visual effects for television commercials and films like "Alien Resurrection" (1997), "Star Trek: Insurrection" (1998), "Fight Club" (1999) and "Titan A.E." (2000). Wedge produced the short animated "Bunny", in 1998, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. After Wedge directed the critically acclaimed feature film "Ice Age" (2002), Blue Sky Studios was finally established in to one of the top animation studios in the United States.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Traptor12

Spouse (1)

Jeanne Markel (? - ?) (3 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Often collaborates with, writer and filmmaker, William Joyce.
Father figures.

Trivia (6)

Chris is a 1981 graduate of the SUNY Purchase film department.
He received his Master of Arts degree in Computer Graphics and Art Education from the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) (formerly CGRG), under the Ohio State University.
Attended Fayetteville-Manlius High School, near Syracuse, New York.
Grew up in the Flushing section of Queens, New York.
Never outgrew Saturday Morning cartoons; he credits them for inspiring Blue Sky movies.
He is good friends with John Lasseter, who founded Pixar Animation Studios, who also introduced William Joyce to Wedge.

Personal Quotes (5)

For me, part of the fascination with making animation is you go to a place; it's a complete immersion in someone else's fantasy.
You win the Oscar, you get to go into just about anybody's office for a month. I had a lot of meetings.
[on 'Ice Age'] What made Ice Age work is that it had its shiny candy coatings, but inside was a soft, creamy center.
[Voice acting for Scrat in 'Ice Age'] The Scrat sounds, I don't know, they just came out of me naturally that day. I think they just caught me on one of those days, that I'm sure everybody has, where, you know, you're working really hard and maybe nothings working out, you know.
[Casting Ray Romano as Manny in 'Ice Age'] Ray's voice is kind of deep and his delivery is kind of slow, but he's also got a sarcastic wit behind it.

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