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Steve Martino is a Director and Art Direction American born on 1959

Steve Martino

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Birth name Stephen Michael Martino
Nationality USA
Birth 1959 (61 years)

Stephen Michael "Steve" Martino is an American director, best known for the films Horton Hears a Who! and Ice Age: Continental Drift.

Martino went to Ohio State University where he studied design. After graduation, he heard computer animation pioneer Chuck Csuri speak. "I was absolutely blown away. No one was doing what he was showing us. I hadn't seen images like that anywhere before," Martino said. He returned to the university and earned a graduate degree, studying at the Computer Graphics Research Group (later renamed to Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design), founded by Csuri.

After graduation, he went to Los Angeles, where he worked in animation and visual effects before he joined Connecticut-based Blue Sky Studios. There he co-directed computer-animated Horton Hears a Who! and Ice Age: Continental Drift. For 2015, he is directing an animated feature film adaptation of Charles M. Schulz's comic strip Peanuts.

Best films

Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
(Director)
Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
(Director)
Robots (2005)
(Art Direction)
The Peanuts Movie (2015)
(Director)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Steve Martino (4 films)

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Director

The Peanuts Movie, 1h28
Directed by Steve Martino
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Noah Schnapp, Bill Meléndez, Kristin Chenoweth, Madisyn Shipman, Francesca Capaldi, David Randall Thom
Rating70% 3.544073.544073.544073.544073.54407
Charlie Brown est un gentil garçon réputé pour ses échecs à répétition dans tout ce qu'il entreprend, comme vouloir faire voler son cerf-volant ou réussir un coup au base-ball ou en hockey sur glace. Malchanceux, maladroit, déprimé et taquiné par certains de ses camarades aux caractères bien trempés, il fait toutefois preuve d'une grande opiniâtreté et peut toujours compter sur son chien Snoopy, son plus fidèle compagnon à l'imagination débordante. Lorsqu'une jolie petite fille rousse arrive un jour dans sa classe, Charlie va essayer de conquérir son cœur. Mais il ne trouve pas le courage d'aller lui parler. Pour se faire remarquer, il fait tout pour réussir enfin quelque chose.
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
Rating65% 3.2960053.2960053.2960053.2960053.296005
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.
Horton Hears a Who!, 1h26
Directed by Steve Martino, Jimmy Hayward
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'un éléphant, Films about birds, Films about apes, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett, Seth Rogen, Jesse McCartney, Will Arnett
Rating67% 3.3961553.3961553.3961553.3961553.396155
A dust speck is dislodged from its obscure place and sent adrift through the Jungle of Nool. At the same time, Horton the elephant (Jim Carrey), the jungle's eccentric nature teacher, takes a dip in the pool. The dust speck floats past him in the air, and he hears a tiny yelp coming from it. Believing that an entire society of microscopic creatures are living on that speck, he places it atop a clover. Horton finds out the speck harbors the city of Whoville and its inhabitants, the Whos, led by Mayor Ned McDodd (Steve Carell). He has a wife, Sally (Amy Poehler), 96 daughters (whose names all begin with the letter H), and one teenage son named JoJo (Jesse McCartney). Despite being the oldest and next in line for the mayoral position, JoJo doesn't want to be mayor, and because he's so scared of disappointing his father, never speaks. Once Horton begins carrying the speck with him, the city starts experiencing strange phenomena (earthquakes and changes in the weather), and the Mayor finds his attempts to caution Whoville challenged by the Town Council, led by the opportunistic yet condescending Chairman (Dan Fogler).

Art

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 Art Direction
Rating62% 3.1489253.1489253.1489253.1489253.148925
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.