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John Christian "Chris" Wedge (born March 20 1957 in Binghamton, New York) is an American film director, best known for the film series Ice Age and provides the voice of Scrat.

Education and careerEdit

Chris Wedge attended Fayetteville-Manlius High School, graduating in 1975. [1] He received his BFA in Film from State University of New York at Purchase in Purchase, New York in 1981, and subsequently earned his MA in computer graphics and art education at the Ohio State University. [2] He has taught animation at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Wedge is co-founder and Vice President of Creative Development at Blue Sky Studios, one of the premier computer animation studios and producer of Wedge's films.

Major creditsEdit

In 1982 Wedge worked for MAGI/SynthaVision, where he was a principal animator on the Disney film Tron, credited as an image choreographer. Some of his other works include Where the Wild Things Are (1983), Dinosaur Bob, George Shrinks, and Santa Calls. In 1998 he won an Academy Award for the short animated film, Bunny. He is also the voice of Scrat in the Ice Age film series, performing the character's "squeaks and squeals". [3]

Wedge also directed the animated film Epic, based on William Joyce's book The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs. [4]


Films Edit


Executive Producers:

Upcoming films:

  • Spies in Disguise (2019) (with Lisa Marie Stetler, Obie Scott Wade and Ivana Lombardi)
  • Nimona (2020) (with John Powers Middleton)
  • Foster (2021)

See alsoEdit


External linksEdit

Ice Age Cast
Main Characters
Ray RomanoJohn LeguizamoDenis LearyQueen LatifahSeann William ScottJosh PeckCiara BravoKeke PalmerSimon PeggChris WedgeKaren DisherGoran VišnjićJack BlackAlan TudykDiedrich BaderBilly GardellT. J. MillerPeter DinklageJennifer LopezWanda SykesDrake

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