By: Monique Espino
The Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Ronnie del Carmen, has decided to move on from Disney and continue his work with Netflix. You can expect him to be working on animated series, film, and also consulting on other animated projects on the platform.
Netflix seems to be trying to keep up with other studios such as Disney/Pixar in the animation game. They have become a strong challenger in the field and even gaining Oscar nominations for their films Klaus and I Lost My Body. Now that del Carmen is also part of the team, we can say only exciting things are coming ahead.
Del Carmen has just signed with the streaming giant, but is already cooking up a new animated feature which he is also set to direct. He has shared in an exclusive interview with Cartoon Brew that the animated feature he’ll be working on with Netflix will be grounded on Philippine mythology.
Starting from the bottom, Ronnie’s first stint in the film industry was as a painter for Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now. Later on, he got to work as a storyboard artist and character designer on the Batman: The Animated Series from Warner Bros. Animation. He then finally got to direct his first series which was Freakazoid!.
He has then become a veteran in the field doing various works for big names such as Dreamworks and Pixar. A few of the notable films that he worked on are The Prince of Egypt, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Finding Nemo, Up, Coco, and Toy Story 4. His most renowned work as of date which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay is Inside Out, which he co-directed.
Del Carmen shares with NME his thoughts on making the move to Netflix to this day, “At Netflix I’m inspired by all the creators and storytellers who come from all over the globe, telling tales that are windows into their own worlds which I’m so thrilled to discover. I’m hopeful about seeing how all these stories will help fuel change and bring us all a little closer to understanding each other. That’s my next threshold. I’m where I need to be.”
May all the aspiring animators out there feel inspired and motivated to continue creating and telling stories. You can also make it big in the industry someday. Are you excited for Ronnie del Carmen’s new works to come out? Let us know your thought in the comments.