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Chris Butler is a Director, Scriptwriter, Art Department Manager, Character Designer and Presenter British

Chris Butler

Chris Butler
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Nationality United-kingdom

Chris Butler est un animateur, artiste de storyboard, réalisateur et scénariste britannique.

Il est principalement connu pour avoir réalisé en 2012 avec Sam Fell, le film d'animation L'Étrange Pouvoir de Norman.

Best films

Coraline (2009)
(Storyboard)
Corpse Bride (2005)
(Storyboard)
The Boxtrolls (2014)
(Presenter)
ParaNorman (2012)
(Director)
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
(Head of Story)
The Tigger Movie (2000)
(Art Department Manager)

Usually with

Travis Knight
Travis Knight
(4 films)
Tim Burton
Tim Burton
(1 films)
Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
(2 films)
Sam Fell
Sam Fell
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Chris Butler (8 films)

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Director

ParaNorman
ParaNorman (2012)
, 1h32
Directed by Sam Fell, Chris Butler
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about children, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Ghost films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Children's films, LGBT-related films, Disaster films, LGBT-related film
Actors Casey Affleck, Tempestt Bledsoe, John Goodman, Bernard Hill, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann
Rating69% 3.498283.498283.498283.498283.49828
In the small town of Blithe Hollow, Massachusetts, Norman Babcock (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is an 11-year-old boy who speaks with the dead, including his late grandmother (Elaine Stritch) and various ghosts in town. Almost no one believes him and he is isolated emotionally from his family while being ridiculed by his peers. His friend, Neil Downe (Tucker Albrizzi), is an overweight boy who is bullied himself and finds in Norman a kindred spirit. During rehearsal of a school play commemorating the town's execution of a witch three centuries ago, Norman has a vision of the town's past in which he is pursued through the woods by townsfolk on a witch hunt. Afterward, the boys are confronted by his estranged and seemingly deranged uncle Mr. Prenderghast (John Goodman) who tells his nephew that he soon must take up his regular ritual to protect the town. Soon after this encounter, Prenderghast dies from a sudden stroke. During the official performance of the school play Norman has another vision, creating a public spectacle of himself which leads to his father (Jeff Garlin) grounding him. His mother (Leslie Mann) tells him that his father's stern manner is because he is afraid for him. The next day, Norman sees Prenderghast's spirit who tells him that the ritual must be performed with a certain book before sundown that day. Norman is at first reluctant to go because he is scared but his grandmother tells him it is all right to be scared as long as he does not let it change who he is. Norman sets off to retrieve the book from Prenderghast's house (having to take it from his corpse).

Scriptwriter

Kubo and the Two Strings
Directed by Travis Knight
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Politique, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes, Brenda Vaccaro
Roles Head of Story
Rating77% 3.8988653.8988653.8988653.8988653.898865
The story is set in ancient Japan, where a young boy named Kubo cares for his mother in a village. A spirit from the past turns Kubo's life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters chase Kubo who, in order to survive, must locate a magical suit of armor once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior.
ParaNorman
ParaNorman (2012)
, 1h32
Directed by Sam Fell, Chris Butler
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about children, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Ghost films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Children's films, LGBT-related films, Disaster films, LGBT-related film
Actors Casey Affleck, Tempestt Bledsoe, John Goodman, Bernard Hill, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann
Rating69% 3.498283.498283.498283.498283.49828
In the small town of Blithe Hollow, Massachusetts, Norman Babcock (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is an 11-year-old boy who speaks with the dead, including his late grandmother (Elaine Stritch) and various ghosts in town. Almost no one believes him and he is isolated emotionally from his family while being ridiculed by his peers. His friend, Neil Downe (Tucker Albrizzi), is an overweight boy who is bullied himself and finds in Norman a kindred spirit. During rehearsal of a school play commemorating the town's execution of a witch three centuries ago, Norman has a vision of the town's past in which he is pursued through the woods by townsfolk on a witch hunt. Afterward, the boys are confronted by his estranged and seemingly deranged uncle Mr. Prenderghast (John Goodman) who tells his nephew that he soon must take up his regular ritual to protect the town. Soon after this encounter, Prenderghast dies from a sudden stroke. During the official performance of the school play Norman has another vision, creating a public spectacle of himself which leads to his father (Jeff Garlin) grounding him. His mother (Leslie Mann) tells him that his father's stern manner is because he is afraid for him. The next day, Norman sees Prenderghast's spirit who tells him that the ritual must be performed with a certain book before sundown that day. Norman is at first reluctant to go because he is scared but his grandmother tells him it is all right to be scared as long as he does not let it change who he is. Norman sets off to retrieve the book from Prenderghast's house (having to take it from his corpse).
Coraline
Coraline (2009)
, 1h40
Directed by Henry Selick
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror, Animation
Themes Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, John Hodgman, Ian McShane
Roles Storyboard
Rating76% 3.8493.8493.8493.8493.849
Hands made of needles re-make a doll to resemble an 11-year-old Coraline Jones. A little later, Coraline and her family move from Pontiac, Michigan to the Pink Palace Apartments in Bandon, Oregon, which is also occupied by retired actresses Ms. Spink and Forcible, and eccentric Russian acrobat Mr. Bobinsky, who claims to be training a mouse circus. Coraline's parents work for a garden catalog and are often too busy to pay attention to her.
The Tale of Despereaux, 1h23
Directed by Sam Fell, Gary Ross
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Children's films
Actors Matthew Broderick, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Frances Conroy, Ciarán Hinds, Dustin Hoffman
Roles Story
Rating60% 3.0478853.0478853.0478853.0478853.047885
Sailor Pietro and his rat companion Roscuro dock in the kingdom of Dor, famous around the world for its delicious soups, during the "Royal Soup Day." The chief cook, Andre, makes good soup due to Boldo, a magical genie that emerges from his pot and is made entirely out of food. Enchanted by the smell of the delicious soup, Roscuro slips away and ends up in the royal banquet hall, on a chandelier above the royal family's table. He slips and falls into the Queen's soup, giving her such a fright that she has a heart attack and dies.
Corpse Bride, 1h16
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Ghost films, Zombie films, Musical films, Films about marriage
Actors Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman, Paul Whitehouse, Joanna Lumley
Roles Storyboard
Rating73% 3.6509853.6509853.6509853.6509853.650985
In an unspecified Victorian-era village somewhere in Europe, Victor Van Dort (Johnny Depp), the son of nouveau riche fish merchants, and Victoria Everglot (Emily Watson), the neglected daughter of hateful aristocrats, are preparing for their arranged marriage, which will raise the social class of Victor's parents and restore the wealth of Victoria's penniless family. Both have concerns about marrying someone they do not know, but upon meeting for the first time, they fall for each other. After the shy Victor ruins the wedding rehearsal and is scolded by Pastor Galswells (Christopher Lee), he flees and practices his wedding vows in the nearby forest, placing the wedding ring on a nearby upturned tree root.
Tarzan II
Tarzan II (2005)
, 1h14
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about children, Le thème de l'enfant sauvage, Films about apes, L'enfance marginalisée, Musical films, Tarzan films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Harrison Chad, Glenn Close, Alfre Woodard, Lance Henriksen, Hamilton Camp, George Carlin
Roles Storyboard
Rating56% 2.813992.813992.813992.813992.81399
As a young human orphan being raised by gorillas in an African jungle, Tarzan (Harrison Chad) is worried that a fabled monster known as the Zugor (George Carlin) will someday attempt to capture him. He is disappointed that he can't run as quickly as the other young apes in his family, and his attempts to prove himself keep resulting in chaos. When an accident leaves his ape mother, Kala (Glenn Close), thinking that Tarzan has died, the other apes feel that Tarzan has reached a fitting end. Tarzan believes it best for everyone involved if he runs away.

Art

Corpse Bride, 1h16
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Ghost films, Zombie films, Musical films, Films about marriage
Actors Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman, Paul Whitehouse, Joanna Lumley
Roles Storyboard Artist
Rating73% 3.6509853.6509853.6509853.6509853.650985
In an unspecified Victorian-era village somewhere in Europe, Victor Van Dort (Johnny Depp), the son of nouveau riche fish merchants, and Victoria Everglot (Emily Watson), the neglected daughter of hateful aristocrats, are preparing for their arranged marriage, which will raise the social class of Victor's parents and restore the wealth of Victoria's penniless family. Both have concerns about marrying someone they do not know, but upon meeting for the first time, they fall for each other. After the shy Victor ruins the wedding rehearsal and is scolded by Pastor Galswells (Christopher Lee), he flees and practices his wedding vows in the nearby forest, placing the wedding ring on a nearby upturned tree root.
The Tigger Movie, 1h14
Directed by Jun Falkenstein
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Mise en scène d'un ours, Mise en scène d'un tigre, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jim Cummings, John Fiedler, Ken Sansom, Peter Cullen, Andre Stojka, Kath Soucie
Roles Art Department Manager
Rating63% 3.1508553.1508553.1508553.1508553.150855
Tigger searches through the Hundred Acre Wood for somebody to bounce with him, but all of his friends are too busy getting ready for the coming winter. While he searches for a playmate, Tigger accidentally destroys Eeyore's house with a boulder. He later wrecks the complex pulley system that Rabbit has rigged up to remove the boulder and sends his friends flying into a mud puddle. Rabbit is furious at Tigger for destroying his Rock Remover, and the rest of Tigger's friends admit they're not quite as bouncy as he is because they aren't Tiggers. Tigger sadly wanders off on his own, wishing there was somebody else like him.

Visual effects

The Tigger Movie, 1h14
Directed by Jun Falkenstein
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Mise en scène d'un ours, Mise en scène d'un tigre, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jim Cummings, John Fiedler, Ken Sansom, Peter Cullen, Andre Stojka, Kath Soucie
Roles Character Designer
Rating63% 3.1508553.1508553.1508553.1508553.150855
Tigger searches through the Hundred Acre Wood for somebody to bounce with him, but all of his friends are too busy getting ready for the coming winter. While he searches for a playmate, Tigger accidentally destroys Eeyore's house with a boulder. He later wrecks the complex pulley system that Rabbit has rigged up to remove the boulder and sends his friends flying into a mud puddle. Rabbit is furious at Tigger for destroying his Rock Remover, and the rest of Tigger's friends admit they're not quite as bouncy as he is because they aren't Tiggers. Tigger sadly wanders off on his own, wishing there was somebody else like him.

Team

The Boxtrolls, 1h36
Directed by Anthony Stacchi
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about children, Children's films
Actors Ben Kingsley, Simon Pegg, Elle Fanning, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Toni Collette, Jared Harris
Roles Presenter
Rating67% 3.3978453.3978453.3978453.3978453.397845
In the fictional large hill-top town of Cheesebridge during the Victorian era, rumors abound that subterranean trolls (known as Boxtrolls for the cardboard boxes they wear) have kidnapped and killed young children. Pest exterminator Archibald Snatcher strikes a deal with the city's leader Lord Portley-Rind to exterminate every Boxtroll in exchange for membership in the city's cheese-loving council called the White Hats despite the fact that he is severely allergic to cheese.