Enrico Casarosa was originally born in Genoa, Italy, on October 19, 1970. In his twenties, he moved to New York City and went to the School of Visual arts to study animation. He then enrolled to the Fashion Institute of Technology in order to study illustration. Upon finishing his education and residing in San Francisco, California, Casarosa then took a job as a storyboard artist at Blue Sky Studios. There, he contributed to animated movies such as Robots and Ice Age. Prior to working as a storyboard artist, Casarosa was employed by Disney Channel as a background designer of its various TV series such as PB&J Otter and 101 Dalmatians: The Series. Casarosa then joined Pixar in 2002 and contributed on many of the studio’s animated movies. In 2004, Casarosa established a community of drawing marathon called SketchCrawl, an event which he organizes continually henceforth. During his time working for Pixar, Casarosa also earned an Academy Award nomination for his work on a feature animated movie that he directed. The Best Story Filmgraphy Enrico Casarosa includes the likes of Cars, Ratatouille, Up, La Luna, and The Good Dinosaur.
Some of the Best Story Filmgraphy Enrico Casarosa
The animated movie Cars was released in the States on June 9, 2006 and was Casarosa’s first foray into professional world of movie-making. He worked on the movie as its story artist. The animated movie told a story about talking cars. The movie went on to receive an Academy Award nomination of the Best Original Song and produce to sequels: Cars 2 (released on June 2011) and Cars 3 (June 2017).
Ratatouille was released in the United States on June 29, 2007. Casarosa’s involvement in this movie was as a storyboard artist. The movie was a unique form of entertainment courtesy of Pixar Studios as it offered a different story. It was about an anthropomorphic rat named Remy, with a passion for cooking. The movie produced no sequels but a video game inspired by it was released.
Up was released on May 29, 2009 and went on to win 2 Academy Awards (Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score). Casarosa was onboard as the movie’s storyboard artist.
La Luna (2001)
La Luna is perhaps Casarosa’s biggest achievement to date as he wrote the movie’s screenplay and directed it. The movie tells a fantasy story of a boy who helps his father harvest the stars from the moon. The short animated movie went on to be nominated for the Best Animated Short Film in 2012 Academy Awards and won an Annie Award in the same year for the Best Animated Short Subject. The movie originally premiered on June 6, 2011 at Annecy International Animated Film Festival but it was also included at the beginning of the premier of the movie Brave on June 22, 2012.
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
Released on November 25, 2015, The Good Dinosaur earned rave reviews and nominations in several prestigious award events such as the Golden Globe and Annie. Casarosa contributed to the movie as its head of story.