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1975 (age 44–45)
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,|
Ice Age: Continental Drift,
Ice Age: Collision Course
Thurmeier was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, and went to Archbishop M.C. O'Neill High School. Although he liked to draw, he wanted to become a lawyer, but he changed his mind when Aladdin came out in the last year of high school.
His first directing job was in 2006 when he co-directed a short animated film, No Time for Nuts, starring Scrat for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) was his feature directing debut, followed in 2012 by Ice Age: Continental Drift. Thurmeier returned to direct Ice Age: Collision Course along with Galen T. Chu. It is the fifth film in the franchise, and was released to theaters on July 22, 2016.
|1999||Fight Club||animator: Blue Sky Studios|
|2002||Ice Age||writer: additional story/lead animator|
|Gone Nutty||animator/3-D layout artist||short film|
|2006||Ice Age: The Meltdown||supervising animator|
|No Time for Nuts||director (with Chris Renaud)||short film|
|2008||Horton Hears a Who||senior supervising animator|
|2009||Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs||co-director (with Carlos Saldanha)|
|2012||Ice Age: Continental Drift||director (with Steve Martino)|
|2016||Ice Age: Collision Course||director (with Galen T. Chu)|
|2000||The Sopranos||animator: Blue Sky Studios||episode: "Funhouse"|
- Baillie, Andrea (October 26, 2009). "Regina-born director of 'Ice Age 3' baffled by franchise success". CTV News. Archived from the original on November 11, 2014. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
- Sullivan, Karen; Schumer, Gary; Alexander, Kate (2008-02-19). Ideas for the animated short: finding and building stories. Focal Press. pp. 156–. ISBN 978-0-240-80860-4. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
- Christianson, Adriana (July 13, 2012). "Saskatchewan-born director helms new movie `Ice Age 4: Continental Drift'". Rocky View Weekly. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
- Lowe, Kinsey (August 7, 2015). "'Ice Age 5′ Gets Title, Date Change; Weinstein Co. Adjusts 'About Ray'". Deadline. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
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