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1965 (age 48–49)
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Notable work(s)||Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,
Ice Age: Continental Drift
Thurmeier was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, and went to Archbishop M.C. O'Neill High School. Although he liked to draw, he wanted to become a lawyer, but he changed his mind when Aladdin came out in the last year of high school.
His first directing job was in 2006 when he co-directed a short animated film, No Time for Nuts, starring Scrat. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) was his feature directing debut, followed in 2012 by Ice Age: Continental Drift.
|1999||Fight Club||animator: Blue Sky Studios|
|2002||Ice Age||writer: additional story/lead animator|
|Gone Nutty||animator/3-D layout artist||short film|
|2006||Ice Age: The Meltdown||supervising animator|
|No Time for Nuts||director||short film|
|2008||Horton Hears a Who||senior supervising animator|
|2009||Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs||co-director (with Carlos Saldanha)|
|2012||Ice Age: Continental Drift||director (with Steve Martino)|
|2000||The Sopranos||animator: Blue Sky Studios||episode: "Funhouse"|
- Sullivan, Karen; Schumer, Gary; Alexander, Kate (2008-02-19). Ideas for the animated short: finding and building stories. Focal Press. pp. 156–. ISBN 978-0-240-80860-4. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
- Christianson, Adriana (July 13, 2012). "Saskatchewan-born director helms new movie `Ice Age 4: Continental Drift'". Rocky View Weekly. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
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