Cheney in 2016
|Occupation||Film director, Graphic designer, production designer|
Yarrow Cheney is an American production designer, visual effects artist, director and animator. He is best known for his works as a production designer in Despicable Me 2 (2013), The Lorax (2012) and Despicable Me (2010) for which he received Primetime Emmy and Annie Awards nominations.
In 2016, Cheney co-directed Illumination Entertainment's The Secret Life of Pets with Chris Renaud, that received positive reviews and became the sixth highest grossing-film of 2016. He co-directed the CGI animation The Grinch (2018), with Scott Mosier.
- Dilbert (1999), title designer
- The Magic Sword: Quest for Camelot (1998): Animator
- Mummies Alive! The Legend Begins (1998): Video, background designer
- Mummies Alive! (1997): background artist and designer
- Cats Don't Dance (1997): Animator
- The Maxx (1995): TV Mini-Series, background layout artist, 7 episodes
- The Iron Giant (1999): CGI animator
- Mummies Alive! The Legend Begins (1998): 3D computer animator
- Mummies Alive! (1997): computer animator, episode: "Pack to the Future"
- The Grinch (2018)
- The Secret Life of Pets (co-director) (2016)
- Puppy (2013): Short, also writer
- The Very First Noel (2006): Video Short, also editor, art director and producer
- Despicable Me 2 (2013)
- The Lorax (2012)
- Despicable Me (2010)
- The Very First Noel (2006): Video short
- Curious George (2006)
- The ChubbChubbs! (2002): Short
Awards and nominations
- 2014: Outstanding Achievement in Production Design in an Animated Feature Production - Despicable Me 2 (nom) (shared with Eric Guillon)
- 2013: Annie Award for Best Character Design in an Animated Feature Production -The Lorax (nom) (shared withEric Guillon and Colin Stimpson)
- 2011: Annie Award for Best Production Design in an Animated Feature Production - Despicable Me (nom)
- 1999: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Design - Dilbert (shared with Carrie Cheney)
- Debruge, Peter (June 16, 2016). "Film Review: 'The Secret Life of Pets'". Variety. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
- "The Secret Life of Pets (2016)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
- "The Grinch". IMDB. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
- Patten, Dominic (February 1, 2014). "41st Annual Annie Awards Live Blog: 'Frozen' Wins Best Animated Feature". Deadline. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
- Tapley, Kristopher (December 3, 2012). "'Brave,' 'Guardians' and 'Wreck-It Ralph' lead 40th annual Annie Awards nominees". Hitfix. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
- Finke, Nikki (February 15, 2011). "38th Annual Annie Animation Awards: DWA's 'How To Train Your Dragon' Wins (After Disney Boycotts)". Deadline. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
- "Dilbert". The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 9 February 2014.