Steve Martino

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Steve Martino
Steve Martino.jpg
Born Stephen Michael Martino[1]
1959 (age 55–56)[1]
Dayton, Ohio[2]
Nationality American
Alma mater Ohio State University
Occupation Film director
Notable work Horton Hears a Who!, Ice Age: Continental Drift

Stephen Michael "Steve" Martino (born 1959) is an American director, best known for directing the films Horton Hears a Who! and Ice Age: Continental Drift.

Martino went to Ohio State University where he studied design.[3] 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,[2] studying at the Computer Graphics Research Group (later renamed to Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design), founded by Csuri.[3]

After graduation, Steve went to Los Angeles, where he worked in animation and visual effects.[3] In 2001, he joined Connecticut-based Blue Sky Studios, owned by 20th Century Fox.[2] There he co-directed computer-animated Horton Hears a Who! and Ice Age: Continental Drift.[3] For 2015, he is directing an animated feature film adaptation of Charles M. Schulz's comic strip Peanuts.[4]



Year Title
2008 Horton Hears a Who!
2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift
2015 The Peanuts Movie


  1. ^ a b "Martino, Steve, 1959-". Library of Congress. Retrieved October 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Grossberg, Michael (September 16, 2012). "Hollywood studios brimming with talent honed in Columbus". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Steve Martino, alumni, ACCAD". The Ohio State University. Retrieved October 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Charles Schulz's 'Peanuts' Gang to Hit Theaters". October 9, 2012. Retrieved October 9, 2012. 

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