Chris Jenkins (film producer)

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Chris Jenkins
Born 1960/1961 (age 54–55)[1]
Ton Pentre, Rhondda Valley, United Kingdom
Education BA Degree in scientific illustration
Alma mater Middlesex University
Occupation Effects animator, film producer
Years active 1990 - present
Employer DreamWorks Animation

Christopher "Chris" Jenkins is a British effects animator and animation producer who is known for creating the 2007 feature, Surf's Up.

Early life[edit]

Jenkins was born and raised in Ton Pentre,[1] Rhondda Valley in South Wales.[2] He attended the Ton Pentre Junior School and later went to the Upper Rhondda Comprehensive School.[2] He attended Middlesex University in England from 1982 to 1987, where he has a BA Degree in scientific illustration.


Jenkins started his career in 1987 as an effects animator on Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He spent most of his professional life at Walt Disney Pictures where he served as artistic coordinator on Atlantis: The Lost Empire.[2] Before that, Jenkins was visual effects supervisor on The Hunchback of Notre Dame.[2] He also was an effects animator on Hercules, The Lion King, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit for Touchstone Pictures.[2]

Jenkins left Disney to work at Sony Pictures Imageworks, where he conceived the idea for Surf's Up. Jenkins had been attached to direct Hotel Transylvania before leaving the company.[3]

He worked at Blue Sky Studios in Greenwich, Connecticut, for one year during the development of Rio.

As of August 2011, Jenkins is at DreamWorks Animation, where he produced the 2015 animated feature film Home.[4]


NB. Effects animator Christopher 'Johnny' Jenkins is a different person. He worked at the Richard Williams studio and featured in the 1966 documentary Richard Williams - The Creative Person.


  1. ^ a b Williams, Kathryn (21 February 2008). "A wave of anticipation". Wales Online. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Greenwich, CT (19 March 2009). "2008 Academy Award Nominee to Speak at New Lebanon Elementary School in Greenwich CT.". PRWeb. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Hulett, Steve (7 April 2010). "Visiting the SPA". TAG Blog. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Jim Parsons and Rihanna to Voice DreamWorks Animation's Happy Smekday!". DreamWorks Animation. 20 June 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 

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