Ronnie del Carmen

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Ronnie del Carmen
del Carmen in August 2014
Born Ronaldo del Carmen
(1959-12-31) December 31, 1959 (age 57)
Alma mater University of Santo Tomas
Occupation writer, storyboard artist, designer, illustrator

Ronnie del Carmen (born December 31, 1959) is a Filipino animation writer, story artist, story supervisor and production designer. He co-directed the 2015 Pixar film Inside Out, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. He was the story supervisor on Pixar's tenth full-length computer-animated film, Up, and directed its accompanying short film, Dug's Special Mission.

Early life and education[edit]

Del Carmen was born in the city of Cavite in the Philippines.[1] After high school, he worked as a painter on the set of Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 film Apocalypse Now, which was filming in the Philippines.[2] He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising.[2]



After college, Del Carmen worked as an art director for print and television advertising campaigns before moving to the United States in 1989 to pursue a career in film.[2] He worked for Warner Bros as a storyboard artist on Batman: The Animated Series, and as a story supervisor for DreamWorks.[3] He joined Pixar Animation Studios in 2000, working as story supervisor on Finding Nemo (2003), production designer on the Academy Award-nominated short film One Man Band (2005), storyboard artist on Ratatouille (2007) and WALL-E (2008), and story supervisor on Up (2009).[3][4] He made his directorial debut with the animated short film Dug's Special Mission (2009), which accompanied Up on its DVD and Blu-ray release.[4] He co-directed the 3D computer animated comedy Inside Out with Pete Docter. The film premiered at the 68th Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2015.[1]

Comic books[edit]

Del Carmen has illustrated several comic books, including Batman Adventures: Holiday Special, which won an Eisner Award for Best Single Issue in 1995, and the children's book My Name Is Dug, written by Kiki Thorpe.[3] He has also written several comic books, including the Paper Biscuit series and And There You Are.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Del Carmen is married with two kids.[1] His brothers, Louie and Rick, also work in animation.[6]



Year Title Credited as
1993 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Storyboard designer
1998 The Prince of Egypt Story artist
2000 The Road to El Dorado Story supervisor
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Storyboard artist
2002 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Story supervisor
2003 Finding Nemo Story supervisor
2005 One Man Band Production designer
2007 Ratatouille Storyboard artist
2008 WALL-E Story, character designer
2009 Up Story supervisor, storyboard artist
Dug's Special Mission Writer, director
2012 Brave Additional story artist
2013 Monsters University Additional story artist
2015 Inside Out Co-director, story by[7][8]


Year Title Credited as
1990 Widget, the World Watcher Storyboard artist
1991 Where’s Waldo? Storyboard artist
1992-95 Batman: The Animated Series Storyboard artist, character designer
1995 Freakazoid! Director


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