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Mike Thurmeier

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Occupation  Director, animator
Name  Mike Thurmeier

Role  Animator
Upcoming movie  Ice Age 5
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Full Name  Michael Thurmeier
Born  1975 (age 39–40)Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Notable work  Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Ice Age: Continental Drift
Nominations  Academy Award for Best Short Film (Animated)
Movies  Ice Age: Continental Drift, Ice Age, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinos, No Time for Nuts, Scrat's Continental Crack‑Up
Similar People  Steve Martino, Carlos Saldanha, Ray Romano, Chris Wedge, Denis Leary

Ice Age: Collision Course - Interview - Mike Thurmeier - Pathé

Michael "Mike" 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. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) was his feature directing debut, followed in 2012 by Ice Age: Continental Drift. Thurmeier returned to direct Ice Age: Collision Course along with Galen T. Chu. It is the fifth film in the franchise, and was released to theaters on July 22, 2016.


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