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Director

Chris is known for his versatility, having directed a number of award winning TV series, theme park films and animated shorts, including the Oscar nominated Runaway Brain, the now classic-cult TV series, Clerks and Disney’s Emmy Award winning action comedy, Kim Possible. As  Showrunner/Producer on Scooby Doo Guess Who? Chris also directed its pilot, What a Night, for a Dark Knight! 

Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? Pilot: Batman

Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? Guest Starring Batman

Chris pitched WB a modern reboot of the 1970’s Scooby Doo Movies with contemporary celebrity guest stars and went on to direct the pilot and produce as Showrunner two seasons (52 episodes) of  Scooby Doo and Guess Who?

Chris’s work entailed all aspects of production from script development to visual direction to directing the actors and artists.

Minion Mayhem

Chris directed the stereoscopic 3D, computer-animated motion ride, Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, for Universal’s Orlando and Hollywood, CA Theme Parks. He also directed its two pre-shows, the post show and the queue film. Chris received an Annie Award by the International Animated Film Society for Best Animated Special Production, as well as a VES Award for Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project from the Visual Effects Society.

Phil’s Dance Party

Following his work as Animation Supervisor of the feature film HOP, Chris directed two of the main characters for the DVD bonus feature, Phil’s Dance Party; a mini-movie of fan favorites, Carlos and Phil, dancing to different beats and featuring Hank Azaria’s voice.

Hop movie short

It's Tough To Be A Bug

Opened in Disney’s Animal Kingdom at the Disney World Resort, using theater lighting, 3D filming techniques, audio-animatronics and various special effects, Chris directed It’s Tough to Be a Bug! The 9-minute long film is based on the Disney/Pixar film, A Bug’s Life, and was the first Pixar attraction to open in a Disney Theme Park.

PEPFAR Short films

Chris directed five mini-shorts for PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief).

The films were made to promote a video game for Kenya’s youth centers to increase HIV awareness. Each one featured a character in the game giving some backstory in an entertaining way.

Runaway Brain

Runaway Brain

Chris directed Runaway Brain, a 7-minute short known for its dark comedy and inside jokes starring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Pluto and is infamous for depicting Mickey as a shark toothed monster.

The short was selected to open the 1995 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film at the 68th Academy Awards

*It’s Tough to be a Bug entrance signage photo from Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.  Photo by Michael Gray from Wantagh NY, USA.