Chris Wedge QuotesJohn Christian Wedge is an American animated film director, producer, writer, cartoonist and voice actor, whose films include Ice Age (2002), Robots (2005), Epic (2013) and Monster Trucks (2016). He is a co-founder of the animation studio Blue Sky Studios and voiced the character Scrat in the Ice Age franchise.
I think I probably am doing animation because I started as a kid and I learned on my own, and I worked by myself a lot. It’s the only thing I really prepared myself to do in any kind of depth. And I’ve just kind of imbibed the technology and techniques and the thinking about telling stories this way. It just feels natural to me.
The most fun is to inhabit the world where cartoon physics is king. And that just means that things move with kind of an energy and exaggeration and appeal that is different from what we see in our world. We’re bound by, at least, Newton’s Laws of physics here and in animation we’re not. So, director’s can be extremely eccentric, you can sculpt motion in animation in a way that you just can’t do any other way. In any other performance medium.
I’m surrounded by a lot of live-action movie professionals, and I’m just taking their lead, as far as what to schedule to do next. I’m guessing the challenge is going to be not having two characters together, and shooting the live-action without having the animation. In animation, you get to get in between every frame and you work it all out together.