He was born on May 15, 1959 in New York. He is a US film producer.
He began his career at Walt Disney Pictures
as executive producer of the live-action comedy Cool Runnings - four sub-zero
. After this experience he moved to the 20th Century Fox Animation
, where he worked in particular in animation cinema. His work is done at Blue Sky Studios
, owned by Fox. Here he supervises and produces some of the studios' greatest hits such as Ice Age, Ice Age 2, Robots
and Horton Hears a Who!
In 2007 he left the Blue Sky and founded the animation studios Illumination Entertainment
, owned by Universal Pictures
, still active on animated films and live mixed films -action and animations.
In 2016 the giant NBC Universal
acquires the studios DreamWorks Animation
and Meledandri become in charge of both animation studios.
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