Martino at the 2015 Annecy International Animated Film Festival
Stephen Michael Martino|
1959 (age 58–59)
|Alma mater||Ohio State University|
|Occupation||Film director, designer|
|Notable work||Horton Hears a Who!, Ice Age: Continental Drift, The Peanuts Movie|
Stephen Michael "Steve" Martino (born 1959) is an American director and designer, best known for directing the films Horton Hears a Who! (2008), Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) and The Peanuts Movie (2015).
Martino went to Ohio State University where he studied design. After graduation, he heard computer animation pioneer Chuck Csuri speak. "I was absolutely blown away. No one was doing what he was showing us. I hadn't seen images like that anywhere before," Martino said. He returned to the university and earned in 1989 a master's degree, studying at the Computer Graphics Research Group (later renamed to Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design), founded by Csuri.
After graduation, Steve went to Los Angeles, where he worked in animation and visual effects. In 2001, he joined Connecticut-based Blue Sky Studios, owned by 20th Century Fox. There he co-directed computer-animated Horton Hears a Who! and Ice Age: Continental Drift. He directed The Peanuts Movie (2015), an animated feature film adaptation of Charles M. Schulz's comic strip Peanuts.
In February 2018, it was reported that Martino and Karen Disher will direct an upcoming animated fantasy musical, under the working title Foster, for Blue Sky Studios. The film is set to be released on March 5, 2021.
|2002||Gone Nutty||Yes||Short film|
|2008||Horton Hears a Who!||Yes|
|2010||Scrat's Continental Crack-up||Yes||Short film|
|2011||Scrat's Continental Crack-up: Part 2||Yes||Short film|
|2012||Ice Age: Continental Drift||Yes|
|2015||The Peanuts Movie||Yes|
|1990||World of Discovery||Yes||Main title designer|
|Horton Hears a Who! (2008)||76%||71%||6.9|
|Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)||37%||49%||6.7|
|The Peanuts Movie (2015)||87%||67%||7.2|
Awards and nominations
|1991||Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design and Title Sequences||World of Discovery
Shared with Jeff Doud, Jon Townley and Thomas Barham
|2006||Annie Award||Best Production Design in an Animated Feature Production||Robots
Shared with William Joyce
|2016||Outstanding Achievement in Directing in an Animated Feature Production||The Peanuts Movie||Nominated|
|African-American Film Critics Association||Best Animated Feature||Won|
|Golden Globe Awards||Best Animated Feature||Nominated|
|Seattle Film Critics Award||Best Animated Feature||Nominated|
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