The Chiodo Brothers

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The Chiodo Brothers
Born Charles Anthony Chiodo
(1952-05-24) May 24, 1952 (age 66)
Stephen Joseph Chiodo
(1954-03-02) March 2, 1954 (age 64)
Edward Michael Chiodo
(1960-08-25) August 25, 1960 (age 57)

Bronx, New York City, New York
Occupation Special Effects Artists
Years active 1982-present

The Chiodo Brothers (Stephen, Charles & Edward Chiodo;[pronunciation?] born in Bronx, New York) are an American group of sibling special effects artists, specializing in clay modeling, creature creation, stop motion and animatronics. Known for their film Killer Klowns from Outer Space as well as creating puppets and effects for films such as Critters, Ernest Scared Stupid, and Team America: World Police. The Chiodo Brothers did the claymation sequence for the Large Marge scene from Pee-wee's Big Adventure. They created the elaborate mouse dioramas and "mouseterpieces" featured in the 2010 film Dinner for Schmucks.[1] The band Chiodos was originally named "The Chiodos Brothers" after them, before modifying their title slightly.

Their studio has made several clay animation segments on The Simpsons:


  1. ^ "Working Hollywood: Making mice for 'Dinner for Schmucks'". Los Angeles Times. July 25, 2010. 

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