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Carlos Saldanha          

Filmmaker, Writer, Director Known for "Rio" & "Ice Age"

Carlos Saldanha is a Brazilian director, producer, animator and voice actor of animated films who works with Blue Sky Studios. He was the director of Ice Age: The Meltdown, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Rio, Rio 2, and the co-director of Ice Age and Robots. Saldanha was nominated in 2003 for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film for Gone Nutty and in 2018 for Best Animated Feature for Ferdinand.


'Rio 2' Director Carlos Saldanha Talks Responsibility Of Showing Brazilian Culture To The World [EXCLUSIVE]
Brazilian director Carlos Saldanha has worked in animated films with Blue Sky Studios for many years. He has an impressive resume as he was the director of “IceAge: The Meltdown” (2006) and “Ice Age: Dawn Of Dinosaurs” (2009) and co-director of “Ice Age” (2002) and “Robots” (2005). Though, no project has been closer to his heart than the film about two blue macaws that fall in love, “Rio” (2011), set in his hometown of Rio de Janeiro.
Fox Taps ‘Rio’ Director Carlos Saldanha for Sci-Fi Movie ‘Timeless’
Fox has hired veteran animation director Carlos Saldanha to helm sci-fi fantasy movie “Timeless” as a possible franchise starter.
Rio Director Carlos Saldanha Heads For Shadows
After working on several animated films for Fox and Blue Sky (most notably three Ice Ages and the bird-filled Rio movies), Carlos Saldanha has been focusing more on live-action, including contributing a segment to portmanteau film Rio, I Love You. He’s blending his knowledge of CG with directing living people for monster movie Shadows.

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