Rob Coleman (born April 27, 1964) is a Canadian animation director who works with award-winning Australian visual effects and animation studio, Animal Logic. He joined Animal Logic in 2012 as the studio’s Head of Animation. Coleman is a two-time Oscar nominee for his animation work on Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace and Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and has been nominated for two BAFTA Awards for his work on Men in Black and Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
|Born||April 27, 1964|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Prior to Animal Logic, Coleman spent 14 years at Industrial Light & Magic and Lucasfilm Animation, working closely with George Lucas. He was chosen as one of the most creative people in the entertainment industry when he was added to Entertainment Weekly's "It List" in 2002 as their "It CG-Creature Crafter" for his work on digital Yoda. Most recently Rob was the Head of Animation on The Lego Movie and also made contributions to The Lego Batman Movie as well as The Lego Ninjago Movie.
Both nominations were in the category of Best Visual Effects
- 72nd Academy Awards-Nominated for Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Nomination shared with John Knoll, Dennis Muren and Scott Squires. Lost to The Matrix.
- 75th Academy Awards-Nominated for Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones. Nomination shared with Pablo Helman, John Knoll and Ben Snow. Lost to The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.
- Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future (1987-1988, TV series, animation/live action coordinator - 22 episodes)
- Maverick (1994, computer graphics animator: ILM)
- The Mask (1994, computer graphics animator)
- Star Trek Generations (1994, computer effects artist: ILM)
- In the Mouth of Madness (1994, computer graphics animator)
- The Indian in the Cupboard (1995, computer graphics artist)
- Dragonheart (1996, supervising character animator)
- Men in Black (1997, animation supervisor)
- Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999, animation director)
- Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002, animation director)
- Signs (2002, animation supervisor)
- Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005, animation director: ILM)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008, film, animation consultant)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008, TV series, animation consultant, 8 episodes)
- Happy Feet Two (2011, animation director)
- The LEGO Movie (2014, head of animation: Animal Logic)
- The Lego Batman Movie (2017, animation supervisor)
- Peter Rabbit (2018, animation director)
- "Nominees & Winners for the 72nd Academy Awards". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. AMPAS. Retrieved March 27, 2014.
- "The 75th Academy Awards (2003) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved March 27, 2014.