Chris Butler (filmmaker)

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Chris Butler
Born1974 (age 46–47)
Liverpool, England
Alma materUniversity for the Creative Arts
OccupationStoryboard artist, writer, director, designer
Years active2000–present

Chris Butler (born 1974)[1] is an English storyboard artist, 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 Storyboard
Designer Notes
2000 The Tigger Movie Yes Sequence co-director
Character designer
2005 Tarzan 2 Yes
Corpse Bride Yes
2008 The Tale of Despereaux Yes Yes
2009 Coraline Yes Storyboard Supervisor
2012 ParaNorman Yes Yes Directorial debut
Co-directed by Sam Fell
2016 Kubo and the Two Strings Yes Co-written with Marc Haimes
Head of Story
2019 Missing Link Yes Yes Yes Character designer


Year Title Storyboard artist Notes
2002-2004 Mr. Bean: The Animated Series Yes 10 episodes


  1. ^ a b "Liverpool-born writer and director Chris Butler talks about his new film ParaNorman - Liverpool Echo". Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Oscars winners and nominees 2013: Complete list - LA Times". Retrieved 27 November 2016.
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