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Mike Thurmeier is a Director, Co-Director and Supervising Animator Canadien born on 1 january 1965

Mike Thurmeier

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Birth name Michael Thurmeier
Nationality Canada
Birth 1 january 1965 (56 years)

Michael "Mike" Thurmeier is a Canadian-American 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. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) was his feature directing debut, followed in 2012 by Ice Age: Continental Drift.

Best films

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
(Director)
Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
(Director)
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
(Supervising Animator)
Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)
(Director)
Ice Age (2002)
(Additional Writing)
Robots (2005)
(Supervising Animator)

Usually with

Chris Wedge
Chris Wedge
(7 films)
John Powell
John Powell
(4 films)
Denis Leary
Denis Leary
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Mike Thurmeier (7 films)

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Director

Ice Age: Collision Course, 1h34
Directed by Mike Thurmeier
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Space adventure films, Films about families, La préhistoire, Dans l'espace, Comedy science fiction films, Animaux préhistoriques, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Children's films, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Chris Wedge, John Leguizamo, Keke Palmer, Ray Romano, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott
Rating57% 2.8582752.8582752.8582752.8582752.858275
Scrat va dans l'espace et provoque la collision entre deux planètes, ce qui crée un astéroïde filant droit vers la Terre. Manny, Sid, Diego et le reste de la bande vont devoir fuir leur chez-soi. Buck, la belette de L'Âge de glace 3, est de retour. Nos héros vont voyager vers des terres exotiques et rencontreront une ribambelle de personnages hauts en couleurs, tels que le spirituel Shangri Lama.
Ice Age: Continental Drift, 1h28
Directed by Mike Thurmeier, Steve Martino
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about families, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Pirate films, Animaux préhistoriques, Films about apes, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Films set in Atlantis
Actors John Leguizamo, Ray Romano, Chris Wedge, Denis Leary, Peter Dinklage, Queen Latifah
Rating64% 3.247053.247053.247053.247053.24705
While Scrat inadvertently causes the break up of Pangaea, Manny and Ellie are forced to deal with the trials and tribulations of their teenage daughter Peaches, who has trouble fitting in with her peers. Ellie tries to support her daughter, but Manny becomes exceedingly over-protective. Peaches' friend Louis, a molehog, tries to warn her as she tries to approach a mammoth named Ethan on whom she has a crush. Meanwhile, Sid's family returns, but only long enough to drop off the elderly Granny before abandoning them both. Manny catches Peaches sneaking off to meet Ethan, and leading to an argument and their estrangement. Shortly after, a continental break-up separates Manny from the herd. Trapped on a moving chunk of ice with Sid, Granny, and Diego, Manny has no choice but to ride out the current. Meanwhile, a giant land shift encroaches on Ellie, Peaches, and those remaining on land, causing them to make their way toward the land bridge.
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, 1h34
Directed by Carlos Saldanha, Mike Thurmeier
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Pregnancy films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Chris Wedge, Queen Latifah, Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott
Rating68% 3.447313.447313.447313.447313.44731
Ellie and Manny are expecting their first child, and Manny is obsessed with making life perfect and safe for the family, since his first experiences as a husband and father went bad when his family were killed by hunters. At the same time, Diego finds himself unable to catch a cocky gazelle he has been stalking and decides to leave the herd, believing that he is losing his predatory nature as a tiger. Sid grows jealous of Manny and Ellie and “adopts” three apparently abandoned eggs that he finds in an icy underground cavern and call them Egbert, Shelly, and Yoko. Manny tells him to put them back, but Sid instead looks after the eggs, which hatch into baby Tyrannosaurus the next morning.
No Time for Nuts, 7minutes
Directed by Chris Renaud, Mike Thurmeier
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Adventure, Animation
Themes La préhistoire, Time travel films, Films set in the future, Political films, Children's films, French Revolution films
Actors Chris Wedge
Rating75% 3.7906653.7906653.7906653.7906653.790665
Scrat, the saber-toothed squirrel (a fictional animal from the Ice Age film series), while trying to find a place to hide his acorn, finds a buried time machine that states the date he's currently in (May 26, 20,000 BC) next to the ice-encased skeletal body of a human time traveler. He accidentally activates the machine, sending the acorn away. Scrat gets mad and tries to beat up the time machine and it sends him to the Middle Ages. Finding the acorn wedged under a rock, Scrat sees Excalibur and decides to use it as a lever to move the rock. He pulls out the sword but then finds himself under attack by a group of unseen archers, and uses the sword to block the arrows fired by the archers. He frees the acorn in the process and takes it and the time machine and races off to find cover, only to hide in the barrel of a cannon. The cannon fires him into the path of hundreds of incoming arrows. The time machine teleports the acorn mid-flight and Scrat just barely manages to activate the machine again for himself.

Director

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, 1h34
Directed by Carlos Saldanha, Mike Thurmeier
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Pregnancy films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Chris Wedge, Queen Latifah, Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott
Roles Co-Director
Rating68% 3.447313.447313.447313.447313.44731
Ellie and Manny are expecting their first child, and Manny is obsessed with making life perfect and safe for the family, since his first experiences as a husband and father went bad when his family were killed by hunters. At the same time, Diego finds himself unable to catch a cocky gazelle he has been stalking and decides to leave the herd, believing that he is losing his predatory nature as a tiger. Sid grows jealous of Manny and Ellie and “adopts” three apparently abandoned eggs that he finds in an icy underground cavern and call them Egbert, Shelly, and Yoko. Manny tells him to put them back, but Sid instead looks after the eggs, which hatch into baby Tyrannosaurus the next morning.

Team

Ice Age: The Meltdown, 1h31
Directed by John Leguizamo, Josh Peck, Seann William Scott, Carlos Saldanha, John Powell, Queen Latifah, Will Arnett, Denis Leary, Ray Romano, Jay Leno
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Chris Wedge, John Powell, John Leguizamo, Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary
Roles Supervising Animator
Rating67% 3.3971453.3971453.3971453.3971453.397145
In the opening scene, Scrat, the saber-toothed squirrel climbs a glacier to bury his acorn, but accidentally opens a hole in it, causing water to spurt out. The world of ice is slowly melting. The creatures of the Ice Age are all shown enjoying themselves on slides and pools made by the melting ice; among them the three protagonists of the first film: Manny, Sid, and Diego. Sid opens a small day camp, where none of the younger creatures take him seriously, nor do Manny and Diego, which leaves Sid seeking a daring deed. Fast Tony, a local con artist is claiming that the earth will flood and that the bark and reeds which he sells are needed to stay alive. Manny dismisses the idea, but is distracted when he sees that Sid will try to high dive from a giant waterfall; as Manny goes with Diego to the top of the waterfall to save Sid from his act of daredevilry, suddenly the ice under Diego's feet was breaking, causing him to bolt in fear, this also made Sid figure that Diego is afraid of the water. The herd figure that the pleasant weather has caused the ice shelves to melt, and it is kept from destroying the valley only by the glaciers, which have formed a dam.
Robots
Robots (2005)
, 1h31
Directed by Carlos Saldanha, Chris Wedge
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Animation, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Robot films
Actors Ewan McGregor, Robin Williams, Halle Berry, Greg Kinnear, Mel Brooks, Amanda Bynes
Roles Supervising Animator
Rating63% 3.151233.151233.151233.151233.15123
In Rivet Town, Herb Copperbottom, a dishwasher at Gunk's Greasy Spoon diner, races through the streets, elated that he is going to be a father. He and his wife, Lydia, after 12 hours of "labor", construct the baby. He is named Rodney, and he becomes a young inventor who dreams of making the world a better place. Rodney idolizes Bigweld, a master inventor and owner of Bigweld Industries. During Rodney's adolescence, he invents a gadget, "Wonderbot", intended to help his father clean the dishes at the restaurant. When Herb's supervisor unexpectedly confronts them, Wonderbot breaks dishes, causing Herb to be put in debt and Rodney to be dismissed. Rodney takes his invention to Robot City to see Bigweld and get a job as an inventor at Bigweld Industries, so that he can help his father pay back his supervisor. His father encourages him and confides that he has always regretted not pursuing his dream of becoming a musician. Rodney arrives in Robot City and meets Fender, a ramshackle robot who takes souvenir photos and sells maps to the stars' homes. After a spectacular but harrowing ride on the crosstown express, Rodney arrives at the gate of Bigweld Industries.
Ice Age
Ice Age (2002)
, 1h21
Directed by Carlos Saldanha, Chris Wedge
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Films about dogs, Road movies, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Chris Wedge, Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Goran Višnjić, Jack Black
Roles Additional Writing
Rating74% 3.7477953.7477953.7477953.7477953.747795
A saber-toothed squirrel (known as Scrat) is trying to find a place to store his prized acorn. Eventually, as he tries to stomp it into the ground, he causes a large crack in the ground that extends for miles and miles and sets off a large avalanche. He barely escapes, but finds himself stepped on by a herd of prehistoric animals. The animals are trying to avoid the ice age by migrating south. Sid, a clumsy ground sloth left behind by his family, decides to move on by himself but is attacked by two Brontops whom he angered. Sid is soon saved by Manfred ("Manny"), an agitated mammoth who fights them off and is heading north. Not wanting to be alone and unprotected, Sid follows Manny. Meanwhile, Soto, the leader of a Smilodon pride, wants revenge on a group of humans by eating the chief's baby son, Roshan, alive. Soto leads a raid on the human camp, during which Roshan's mother is separated from the rest and jumps down a waterfall when cornered by Soto's lieutenant, Diego. For his failure, Diego is sent to find and retrieve the baby.