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Conrad Vernon (born July 11, 1968)[3] is an American voice actor, director, writer and storyboard artist best known for his work on the DreamWorks animated film series Shrek as well as other films such as Monsters vs. Aliens, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted and Penguins of Madagascar. He also co directed the adult animated film, Sausage Party, which is a spoof of his notable works in DreamWorks.

Conrad Vernon
Born (1968-07-11) July 11, 1968 (age 50)[1]
OccupationVoice actor, director, writer, storyboard artist
Years active1991–present[2]

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Life and careerEdit

Vernon, a native of Lubbock, Texas, studied at CalArts and worked as a storyboard artist on Cool World, 2 Stupid Dogs, Rocko's Modern Life, Nightmare Ned, Squirrel Boy and Morto the Magician (a four-minute animated film written by Steve Martin).[4]

In 1996, he joined DreamWorks, where he worked as a storyboard artist on Antz.[2] After Antz proved a success as the first animated feature film to be produced by DreamWorks Animation, Vernon signed on as a writer for Shrek, where he was responsible for the Gingerbread Man, and eventually voiced that character. He also appeared in Shrek 4-D and Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas.

In June 2004, he made his feature film directorial debut, with the Academy Award nominated Shrek 2.[2] He voiced Mason the chimpanzee for the DreamWorks Animation films Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (for which he is also credited as director) and its spin off Penguins of Madagascar (where he voiced Rico, one of the penguins) and reprised the voice of Mason in the television series.

Vernon co directed, with Rob Letterman, the 3D animated film Monsters vs. Aliens, which he co wrote as well as supplying several voices.

Vernon co directed, with Greg Tiernan, the adult animated comedy Sausage Party, from a story by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Jonah Hill, as well as providing some of the voices. Vernon also co produced and co directed, again with Greg Tiernan, an animated version of The Addams Family, which is to be released around the end of 2019.[5] Matt Lieberman (who wrote the screenplay to Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief) was one of the co writers of the screenplay.

Vernon has been hired to direct a reboot of The Jetsons, from a screenplay by Matt Lieberman, which is to be made by Warner Brothers.[6][7]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Director Producer Notes
2001 Morto the Magician Yes No
2004 Shrek 2 Yes No Co-director with Andrew Adamson and Kelly Asbury
2009 Monsters vs. Aliens Yes No Co-director with Rob Letterman
2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Yes No Co-director with Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath
2016 Sausage Party[8] Yes Yes Co-director with Greg Tiernan
2019 The Addams Family[9] Yes Yes
TBA Untitled animated Jetsons film[10][11][12] Yes No [13]

Acting RolesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Herd Pesion Live-action role
2001 Shrek Gingerbread Man
Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party Short film
2003 Shrek 4-D
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Jed
2004 Shrek 2 Gingerbread Man, Cedric, Announcer, Mongo
Far Far Away Idol Gingerbread Man Short film
2005 Madagascar Mason
2006 Flushed Away Take Out
2007 Shrek the Third Gingerbread Man, Rumpelstiltskin, Headless Horseman
Bee Movie Freddy
2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Mason
2009 Monsters vs. Aliens Advisor Hawk, Advisor Dither, Minister, Secret Service Man #2, Mama Dietl
2010 Shrek Forever After Gingerbread Man
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 Jameel
Puss in Boots Raoul
2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Mason
2014 Penguins of Madagascar[14] Rico
2016 Sausage Party[8] Toilet paper, Sauerkraut, Grape, Catcall sausage, Beer can, Pop bottle
2017 The Boss Baby Eugene Francis
The Emoji Movie Trojan Horse

Other creditsEdit

Year Title Role
1992 Cool World Character designer
Effects animator
1998 Antz[2] Storyboard artist
2000 The Road to El Dorado Additional storyboard artist
2001 Shrek Writer: "Merry Men"
2003 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Additional storyboard artist
2004 Shark Tale
2006 Over the Hedge Story artist
2005 Madagascar Creative consultant
The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper Creative consultant;
Short film
2016 Trolls Additional story artist
2017 Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Special thanks
The Emoji Movie Additional sequence director

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Notes
1991 The Ren & Stimpy Show[2] Storyboard artist, writer
1993 Rocko's Modern Life
1993–94 2 Stupid Dogs Storyboard artist
1994 Itsy Bitsy Spider Director
1996 Dexter's Laboratory Storyboard artist, layout artist
1997 Nightmare Ned Storyboard artist
2012 The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange Executive Producer

Acting rolesEdit

Year Title Role
2007 Shrek the Halls Gingerbread Man
2009–12 The Penguins of Madagascar Mason
2009 Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space Man on Cell, woman
2010 Scared Shrekless Gingerbread Man, Muffin Man
Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special Boar
2012 The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange Various
2012 Gravity Falls Tate McGucket

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.intelius.com/buy/people-search/150X58B5A5X?firstname=Conrad&lastname=Vernon&citystate=CA&selected-firstname=Conrad&selected-middlename=V&selected-lastname=Vernon&selected-name=Conrad-V-Vernon&isv2=1
  2. ^ a b c d e DreamWorks Animation. "Madagascar 3 Europe's Most Wanted - Production Information" (PDF). Festival Cannes. p. 17. Retrieved May 29, 2012.
  3. ^ "Cannes Film festival: Conrad Vernon". Archived from the original on 2006-02-02. Retrieved 2006-06-01.
  4. ^ "Conrad Vernon (I)". IMDb. Retrieved 2006-06-01.
  5. ^ The Addams Family Release Info on IMDb)
  6. ^ The Jetsons Planned as Animated Feature
  7. ^ Animated ‘Jetsons’ Movie to Lift Off With ‘Sausage Party’ Director, in Variety
  8. ^ a b Sneider, Jeff (May 29, 2014). "Paul Rudd, Danny McBride, Anders Holm Join 'Sausage Party' Voice Cast". The Wrap. Retrieved May 30, 2014.
  9. ^ Kit, Borys (October 12, 2017). "'Sausage Party' Director Tackling 'The Addams Family' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  10. ^ Jr, Mike Fleming; Jr, Mike Fleming (24 January 2015). "Warner Bros Plots 'The Jetsons' Animated Feature; Matt Lieberman Writing".
  11. ^ Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk. "'Jetsons' movie ready to blast off production". ajc.
  12. ^ ChrisXMorgan (26 May 2017). "Jetsons Animated Movie in the Works With Sausage Party Director".
  13. ^ McNary, Dave (January 23, 2015). "Animated 'Jetsons' Movie Lifting off With 'Sausage Party' Director". Variety. Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  14. ^ Berkshire, Geoff (November 12, 2014). "Film Review: 'Penguins of Madagascar'". Variety. Retrieved November 12, 2014.

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