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Robert Thomas Letterman is an American film director who started with animation and moved on to live-action.

Rob Letterman
Rob Letterman, SDCC 2014-2 (cropped).jpg
Letterman at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con, July 2014
Born Robert Thomas Letterman
(1970-10-31) October 31, 1970 (age 47)
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Southern California
Occupation Film director
Years active 1999–present
Notable work Shark Tale, Monsters vs. Aliens, Gulliver's Travels, Goosebumps, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

He is known for directing Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) and Shark Tale which he received a nomination for the Annie Award for Writing in a Feature Production on the latter.[1][2]

Prior to Letterman's joining DreamWorks Animation, he directed the short film Los Gringos, which was accepted at 2000's Sundance Film Festival.[3]

In 2010 Letterman directed the live-action film Gulliver's Travels, starring Jack Black in the lead role.[4]


Early lifeEdit

Letterman was born in Hawaii and attended Mid-Pacific Institute and USC.[5]



  1. ^ Kit, Borys (October 25, 2013). "Rob Letterman to Direct 'Captain Underpants' for DWA (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
  2. ^ Baisley, Sarah (December 6, 2004). "Annie Noms go to Incredibles, Shrek 2, Shark Tale". Animation World Network. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
  3. ^ "Los Gringos". Sundance Institute. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
  4. ^ Romney, Jonathon (December 26, 2010). "Gulliver's Travels, Rob Letterman, 90 mins, (PG)". The Independent - Reviews. London: The Independent. Retrieved 16 April 2011.
  5. ^ Harada, Wayne (April 25, 2010). "'Stretch Armstrong' up next for Isle-born director". Retrieved October 26, 2013.

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