Award winning Animation Director & Writer
Ronnie del Carmen is an animation writer, director who Co-Directed and was one of the story writers for the 2015 Pixar film Inside Out, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. He was thestory supervisor on Pixar’s tenth full-length computer-animated film, Up and directed its accompanying short film,Dug’s Special Mission. He joined Pixar in 2000 and left to develop animated features for Netflix Feature Animation in2020. In 2023 Pixar’s Elemental was released where he was the voice of Bernie Lumen.
Del Carmen was born in the city of Cavite, Philippines. After high school, he worked in the painting department on set for Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 film Apocalypse Now, which was filming in the Philippines. He graduated fromthe University of Santo Tomas with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising. He moved to the United States in 1989 andworked as a storyboard artist for Batman: The Animated Series and for DreamWorks as a story supervisor. Today he is also an executive producer, creative consultant for the entertainment industry, writer/ author and public speakerfor artist and creator communities.
He has won many Awards and nominations including the Eisner Award, Best Single Issue, Batman Adventures Holiday Special (with Paul Dini and Bruce Timm), 1995; Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Special Class Animated Program: Director, Freakazoid, 1996; Annie Award, Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, 2003; Annie Award Nomination, Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production, WALL-E, 2009; Annie Award Nomination, Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production, Up, 2010; National Cartoonists Society, Animated Feature Division Award, Up, 2010 and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Nomination, Inside Out (with Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley), 2015.