Lee Unkrich

Professional at Pixar Animation Studios, Inc.

Lee Unkrich

Lee Unkrich

Professional at Pixar Animation Studios, Inc.

Biography

Lee Unkrich joined Pixar Animation Studios in April 1994, and has played a variety of key creative roles in nearly every animated feature film since his arrival. He began his Pixar career as a film editor on Toy Story and continued on to be supervising film editor on A Bug's Life.

Unkrich made his feature film directorial debut in 1999 as co-director on the Golden Globe®–winning Toy Story 2. He went on to co-direct Monsters, Inc. and served as co-director and supervising film editor for the Academy Award®–winning feature Finding Nemo. Unkrich also contributed his editing skills to two more award-winning Pixar films, Cars and Ratatouille.
Unkrich directed Disney•Pixar's critically-acclaimed box office hit, Toy Story 3 for which he was awarded a Golden Globe® for Best Animated Feature. Unkrich is a double-Academy Award® nominee for his work on Toy Story 3, in the Best Animated Feature and Adapted Screenplay categories.

In 2009, Unkrich and his fellow directors at Pixar were honored at the 66th Venice International Film Festival with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement award.

Prior to joining Pixar, Unkrich worked for several years in television as an editor and director. He graduated from the University of Southern California's School of Cinema/Television in 1991, where he directed several award-winning short films.

A native of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Unkrich spent his youth acting at the Cleveland Playhouse. He lives in Marin County, Calif., with his wife and three children.

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Board Member at Brandeis Marin

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Co-Founder at Pullstring, Inc.

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Class of 1991

The USC School of Cinematic Arts (formerly the USC School of Cinema-Television, or CNTV) is a film school within the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. It is the oldest and largest such school in the United States, established in 1929 as a joint venture with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and is widely recognized as one of the most prestigious film programs in the world

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Professional
1994 - Current

Pixar, Inc. produces digital animation motion pictures. The firms animation studios combine creative and technical artistry to create original stories in the medium of computer animation. Its computer animation studio creates a new generation of animated feature films, merchandise and other related products. The company was founded by Edwin E. Catmull on February 3, 1986 and is headquartered in Emeryville, CA.

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