It’s important audience leaves with very good experience: ‘Despicable Me’ director Chris Renaud on animation films
Chris Renaud is the name every animation lover and especially the fans of yellow, fussy, and totally fictional yet adorable minions must remember. Director and producer of Despicable Me series, Lorax, The Secret Life of Pets and the sequel, The Secret Life of Pets 2 was also nominated for an Oscar for an animation short film called No Times For Nuts, featuring Scrat the squirrel from Ice Age movies.
By now, you must have come to know that Renaud is one of the strongest forces at Illumination Entertainment. The filmmaker-illustrator talks about how it is to work on animation movies that have managed to garner an immense fan following.
What attracts you to directing animation movies?
I studied illustration and drew comic books for Marvel and DC. So my background is really in drawing, not filmmaking actually— storytelling through drawing. I also used to write occasionally. Animation came to me while I was working on a TV series. The good thing is right now animation is a robust part of the film industry.
Which is your favourite style of animation?
One of my biggest influences is Peter Sellers, the English comedian and actor from the movie Pink Panther. His performance is a little over …read more