Robert Thomas Letterman
October 31, 1970
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Southern California|
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
|Notable work||Shark Tale, Monsters vs. Aliens, Gulliver's Travels, Goosebumps, Pokémon Detective Pikachu|
Robert Thomas Letterman (born October 31, 1970) is an American film director and screenwriter.
Letterman made his directorial debut as co-director of the animated comedy film Shark Tale (2004), for which he received a nomination for the Annie Award for Writing in a Feature Production. He then co-directed the animated science fiction comedy film Monsters vs. Aliens (2009).
Letterman has since transitioned into live-action filmmaking, directing the fantasy comedy film Gulliver's Travels (2010), the horror comedy film Goosebumps (2015), and the fantasy mystery film Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019).
In 2002, Vicky Jenson and Eric "Bibo" Bergeron involved him as a screenwriter (then as co-director) in the making of Shark Tale. In 2010, Letterman directed the live-action film Gulliver's Travels, starring Jack Black in the lead role. He also directed the live-action/CGI film Pokémon Detective Pikachu, based on the Pokémon videogame franchise. The film was released on May 10, 2019, and grossed $433 million at the box office as well as attained the highest percentage of positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes for a film adaptation of a video game.
|1999||Los Gringos||Yes||Yes||Short film|
|2004||Shark Tale||Yes||Yes||Directorial debut|
Co-directed with Vicky Jenson and Bibo Bergeron
|2009||Monsters vs. Aliens||Yes||Yes||Co-directed with Conrad Vernon|
|2010||Gulliver's Travels||Yes||No||Live-action debut|
|1999||Lake Placid||Color and Lighting Supervisor: Digital Domain|
|2001||Shrek||Propellerhead: Los Angeles pre-production|
|2009||Monsters vs. Aliens||Also voiced Secret Service Man #1|
|2017||Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie||Executive producer|
- Kit, Borys (October 25, 2013). "Rob Letterman to Direct 'Captain Underpants' for DWA (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
- Baisley, Sarah (December 6, 2004). "Annie Noms go to Incredibles, Shrek 2, Shark Tale". Animation World Network. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
- Harada, Wayne (April 25, 2010). "'Stretch Armstrong' up next for Isle-born director". Retrieved October 26, 2013.
- "Los Gringos". Sundance Institute. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
- Romney, Jonathon (December 26, 2010). "Gulliver's Travels, Rob Letterman, 90 mins, (PG)". The Independent - Reviews. London: The Independent. Retrieved 16 April 2011.
- Nolan, L.D. (May 3, 2019). "Detective Pikachu's Electrifying Rotten Tomatoes Score Revealed". CBR. Retrieved May 5, 2019.
- "Michael Angelo Pontrelli Obituary (1929 - 2016) Los Angeles Times".
- "Robert Letterman and Beth Pontrelli | 2700 Creston Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068".