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Mike Thurmeier

Film Director / Animator | Regina (Canada)
Michael Thurmeier is a Canadian animator and director at Blue Sky Studios. He is most famous for co-directing Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Ice Age: Continental Drift. Thurmeier was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, and went to Archbishop M.C. O'Neill High School. Although he liked to draw, he wanted to become a lawyer, but he changed his mind when Aladdin came out in the last year of high school. After he joined Blue Sky Studios, he served as an animator for Fight Club and The Sopranos. He later served as a supervising animator for Ice Age, Robots, and Ice Age: The Meltdown. His first directing job was in 2006 when he co-directed a short animated film, No Time for Nuts, starring Scrat for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Animation | Kids & Family | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Mike Thurmeier

Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film

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Movies with Mike Thurmeier as Crew(12)

Directing/Director2021 Anubis
Directing/Director2016 Ice Age: Collision Course
Directing/Director2016 Scrat: Spaced Out
Directing/Director2015 Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe
Directing/Director2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift
Directing/Director2010 Scrat's Continental Crack-Up
Directing/Co-Director2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Directing/Director2006 No Time for Nuts
Crew/Supervising Animator2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown
Crew/Supervising Animator2005 Robots
Crew/Additional Writing2002 Ice Age

Full Name: Mike Thurmeier
Citizenship: Canada
Born in: Regina (Canada)
Languages: English (EN)
Other names for Mike Thurmeier (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Michael Thurmeier"
Mike Thurmeier frequently works together with these people:
Chris Wedge (19x, Crew)
Galen T. Chu (10x, Crew)
Carlos Saldanha (9x, Crew)
Lori Forte (8x, Crew)
John Leguizamo (7x, Actor)
Ray Romano (7x, Actor)
Denis Leary (7x, Actor)
James Palumbo (7x, Crew)
Randy Thom (6x, Crew)
Moroni Taylor (6x, Crew)
Paul Downs (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:5632, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 11/02/2021