Conrad Vernon

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Conrad Vernon
Born (1968-07-11) July 11, 1968 (age 45)
Lubbock, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Director, storyboard artist, writer, voice actor
Years active 1991–present[1]

Conrad Vernon IV (born July 11, 1968)[2] is an American director, storyboard artist, writer, and voice actor, best known for his work on the DreamWorks animated film series Shrek as well as other films such as Monsters vs. Aliens and Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.

Life and career[edit]

Vernon, a native of Lubbock, Texas, studied at CalArts and worked as a storyboard artist on Ralph Bakshi's Cool World, 2 Stupid Dogs, Rocko's Modern Life, Nightmare Ned, and Morto the Magician.[3]

In 1996, he joined DreamWorks, where he worked as a storyboard artist on Antz.[1] After Antz proved a success as the first animated feature film to be produced by DreamWorks Animation, Vernon signed on as a writer for Shrek, where he was responsible for the Gingerbread Man, and eventually voiced that character. He also appeared in Shrek 4-D and Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas. In 2004, he made his feature film directorial debut with the Academy Award-nominated Shrek 2.[1] He voiced Mason the chimpanzee for the DreamWorks Animation films Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted and its television series. He also provided the voice for Insectosaurus and directed the 3D animated film, Monsters vs. Aliens.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Cool World Character designer
Effects animator
1998 Antz[1] Storyboard artist
1999 Herd Pesion
2000 The Road to El Dorado Additional storyboard artist
2001 Shrek Gingerbread Man Writer: "Merry Men"
Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party Gingerbread Man
Morto the Magician Director
2003 Shrek 4-D Gingerbread Man
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Jed Additional storyboard artist
2004 Shrek 2 Gingerbread Man
Cedric
Announcer
Director
Far Far Away Idol Gingerbread Man
2005 Madagascar Mason Creative consultant
The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper Creative consultant
2006 Over the Hedge Story artist
Flushed Away Take Out
2007 Shrek the Third Gingerbread Man
Rumpelstiltskin
Headless Horseman
Bee Movie Freddy
2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Mason
2009 Monsters vs. Aliens Advisor Hawk
Advisor Dither
Minister
Secret Service Man #2
Mama Dietl
Director
2010 Shrek Forever After Gingerbread Man
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 Boar
Puss in Boots Raoul
2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Mason Director
2015 Sausage Party[4] Director
TBA Lidsville[5] Director

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1991 The Ren & Stimpy Show[1] Storyboard artist
Writer
1993 Rocko's Modern Life Storyboard artist
Writer
1993–1994 2 Stupid Dogs Storyboard artist
1994 Itsy Bitsy Spider Director
1996 Dexter's Laboratory Storyboard artist
Layout artist
1997 Nightmare Ned Storyboard artist
2007 Shrek the Halls Gingerbread Man
2009–present The Penguins of Madagascar Mason
2009 Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space Man on Cell
Woman
2010 Scared Shrekless Gingerbread Man
Muffin Man
Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special Boar
2012 The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange various Executive Producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e DreamWorks Animation. "Madagascar 3 Europe's Most Wanted - Production Information". Festival Cannes. p. 17. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Cannes Film festival: Conrad Vernon". Archived from the original on 2006-02-02. Retrieved 2006-06-01. 
  3. ^ "Conrad Vernon (I)". IMDb. Retrieved 2006-06-01. 
  4. ^ Oldham, Stuart (September 24, 2013). "Seth Rogen Gets Animated for Sony ‘Sausage Party’". Variety. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  5. ^ Itzkoff, Dave (2011-01-31). "Hold On to Your Hats: ‘Lidsville’ to Become Animated Movie for DreamWorks". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 

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