July 11, 1968 |
Lubbock, Texas, U.S.
|Occupation||Director, storyboard artist, writer, voice actor|
Conrad Vernon IV (born July 11, 1968) 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, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, and Penguins of Madagascar. He also co-directed the adult animated film, Sausage Party, which is a spoof of his notable works in DreamWorks.
Life and career
In 1996, he joined DreamWorks, where he worked as a storyboard artist on Antz. 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. 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. Follow the release of MVA, Vernon was brought on by one of the film's star Seth Rogen to direct his raunchy, adult animated comedy Sausage Party. He accepted the offer and was release on August 12, 2016 to a critical and commercial success. A month after the film's premier, Vernon is helmed to direct a Toxic Avenger remake. 
|1992||Cool World||Character designer
|2000||The Road to El Dorado||Additional storyboard artist|
|2001||Shrek||Gingerbread Man||Writer: "Merry Men"|
|Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party||Short film|
|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, Mongo||Co-Director|
|Far Far Away Idol||Gingerbread Man||Short film|
|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|
|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||Jameel|
|Puss in Boots||Raoul|
|2012||Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted||Mason||Director|
|2014||Penguins of Madagascar||Rico|
|2016||Sausage Party||Toilet paper, Sauerkraut, Grape, Catcall sausage, Beer can, Pop bottle||Director, producer|
|1991||The Ren & Stimpy Show||Storyboard artist, writer|
|1993||Rocko's Modern Life|
|1993–94||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|
|2009–12||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|
|2012||Gravity Falls||Tate McGucket|
- DreamWorks Animation. "Madagascar 3 Europe's Most Wanted - Production Information" (PDF). Festival Cannes. p. 17. Retrieved May 29, 2012.
- "Cannes Film festival: Conrad Vernon". Archived from the original on 2006-02-02. Retrieved 2006-06-01.
- "Conrad Vernon (I)". IMDb. Retrieved 2006-06-01.
- Kroll, Justin (September 12, 2016). "'Sausage Party' Co-Director Conrad Vernon to Helm 'Toxic Avenger' Remake". Variety.
- Berkshire, Geoff (November 12, 2014). "Film Review: 'Penguins of Madagascar'". Variety. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
- Sneider, Jeff (May 29, 2014). "Paul Rudd, Danny McBride, Anders Holm Join 'Sausage Party' Voice Cast". The Wrap. Retrieved May 30, 2014.
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