Casarosa in 2014
|Residence||San Francisco, California|
|Alma mater||School of Visual Arts
Fashion Institute of Technology
|Occupation||Film director, Storyboard artist|
|Notable work||La Luna|
Enrico Casarosa is an Italian storyboard artist and director who works at Pixar Animation Studios. In 2012, he was nominated for an Academy Award for the animated short film La Luna. Starting in 2011, he worked as a head of story on Bob Peterson's film, The Good Dinosaur.
Casarosa was born in Genoa, Italy, and moved to New York City in his twenties, to study animation at the School of Visual Arts and Illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology. He then worked as a background designer and storyboard artist on various Disney Channel TV series, including 101 Dalmatians: The Series and PB&J Otter. Before joining Pixar, Casarosa also worked as a storyboard artist at Blue Sky Studios on Ice Age and Robots. In 2002, Casarosa joined Pixar, where he worked as a story artist on Cars, Ratatouille and Up. In 2012, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his directorial debut La Luna.
In late 2004 Casarosa started a drawing marathon community called SketchCrawl and has been organizing the event ever since.
- Cars (2006) (story artist)
- Ratatouille (2007) (storyboard artist)
- Up (2009) (storyboard artist)
- La Luna (2011) (director, screenplay)
- The Good Dinosaur (2015) (head of story)
- Rizvi, Samad (May 6, 2011). "Get To Know 'La Luna' Director Enrico Casarosa". Pixar Times. Retrieved February 4, 2012.
- "Nominees for the 84th Academy Awards". The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. January 24, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2012.
- Patches, Matt (October 3, 2011). "Exclusive: Enrico Casarosa on His Whimsical, New Pixar Short 'La Luna'". Hollywood.com. Retrieved February 4, 2012.
- "SketchCrawl™ - drawing marathons from around the world". www.sketchcrawl.com. Retrieved 2015-11-30.
- Keegan, Rebecca (18 September 2013). "'The Good Dinosaur' moved to 2015, leaving Pixar with no 2014 film". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 18 September 2013.
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