Chris Miller (Animator/Director)
Having made his feature film directing debut with the third installment of the most successful animated franchise ever, “Shrek the Third, Chris Miller is currently directing the upcoming DreamWorks Animation feature “Puss In Boots,” slated for release November 4, 2011. Miller joined DreamWorks Animation in 1998 as a story artist on the studio’s first animated comedy, “Antz.” He subsequently went on to work as a story artist on the Academy Award-winning hit film, “Shrek,” while also writing additional dialogue and providing the voice of the hilarious Magic Mirror, as well as Gepetto. He followed that by serving as head of story on the blockbuster “Shrek 2,” which went on to become the highest grossing animated film of all time. In addition to providing various voices for the Shrek films, he also voiced Kowalski the Penguin in “Madagascar.” A graduate of the California Institute of the Arts’ Animation/Film department, Miller is also a longtime collaborator with the Helios Dance Theater, for which he has created sets, films and projections on numerous occasions. Miller has worked on a wide array of features, commercials, videos and internet projects, including a short for Steven Spielberg, entitled “Steven’s Dream.” His commercial work includes spots for Coca-Cola, Canon, The Comedy Channel and FILA, for which he won a Clio Award for best animated commercial. Miller has also produced several independent animated projects, which have been featured on MTV and in festivals throughout North America and Europe.