Chris Butler (filmmaker)

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Chris Butler
Born (1974-01-01) 1 January 1974 (age 49)
Liverpool, England
Alma materUniversity for the Creative Arts
Occupation(s)Animator, writer, director
Years active2000–present

Chris Butler (born January 1, 1974)[1] is an English animator, writer and director, known for his works at Laika, such as ParaNorman and Missing Link, which were both nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.[2]

He studied animation at the University for the Creative Arts in south England[3] and is an alumnus of Hugh Baird College in Merseyside.[1]


Year Title Director Writer Notes
2012 ParaNorman Yes Yes Co-directed by Sam Fell
2016 Kubo and the Two Strings No Yes Also head of story
2019 Missing Link Yes Yes
TBA Wildwood[4] No Yes

Character designer

Storyboard artist


  1. ^ a b "Liverpool-born writer and director Chris Butler talks about his new film ParaNorman - Liverpool Echo". 10 September 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Oscars winners and nominees 2013: Complete list - LA Times". Los Angeles Times. 25 February 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  3. ^ "UCA Graduate Nominated for Oscar - UK Broadcast News | 15/01/2013".
  4. ^ "Laika Finds Its Next Movie in Travis Knight-Helmed Adaptation of Colin Meloy Novel 'Wildwood'". 15 September 2021.

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