Enrico Casarosa

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Enrico Casarosa
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Casarosa in December 2011 at the Pixar campus
Born Genoa, Italy[1]
Residence San Francisco, California[1]
Alma mater School of Visual Arts
Fashion Institute of Technology
Occupation Film director, Storyboard artist
Employer Pixar
Notable work La Luna
Spouse(s) Marit[1]

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.[2] As of 2011, he is working as a head of story on the upcoming Bob Peterson film, The Good Dinosaur.[3]

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.[1] In 2012, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his directing debut La Luna.[2]

Casarosa started a drawing marathon community - SketchCrawl[4] in late 2004 and have organized and spread the word about SketchCrawling ever since. It is now a global sensation quarterly event requiring only a pen and a paper to participate.[5]



  1. ^ a b c d Rizvi, Samad (May 6, 2011). "Get To Know ‘La Luna’ Director Enrico Casarosa". Pixar Times. Retrieved February 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Nominees for the 84th Academy Awards". The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. January 24, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Patches, Matt (October 3, 2011). "Exclusive: Enrico Casarosa on His Whimsical, New Pixar Short 'La Luna'". Hollywood.com. Retrieved February 4, 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.sketchcrawl.com/
  5. ^ http://www.sketchcrawl.com/forum/
  6. ^ 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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