|Occupation Director, animator|
Name Mike Thurmeier
Upcoming movie Ice Age 5
|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.