Enrico Casarosa, A Italian storyboard artist is known as one of the most popular and noted animators today. Since he was growing up loving and being passionate about art especially in an animation movie. And, Hayao Miyazaki, a Japanese Studio Ghibli animator became one of the greatest influence on Casarosa’s own career. After he decided to move to New York City, Enrico Casarosa enroll in the School of Visual Arts to study animation and the Fashion Institute of Technology to study illustration.
After completed his study, he got his first job as a storyboard artist. He worked on Disney Channel and contributed to few Disney TV series such as PB&J Otter and 101 Dalmatians: The Series. Then, he moved to work for Blue Sky Studios and successfully contributed to animated movies like Robots and Ice Age. In this time, we wanted to develop his career by joining Pixar in 2002. His career just flew higher and higher. Here, Casarosa had a trust to contribute in some greatest animated Pixar movies like Cars, Ratatouille, and Up. And, the Good Dinosaur (2015) is his first movie debut as the head of the story.
He has a true storyteller skill by making his first directed movie entitled La Luna. This movie was nominated for Academy Award and won Best Short Animated Film in Annie Award. This movie is a reflection of his life experience that as a child, he grew with his father and grandfather, who have a strong influence in his life. This movie was also well inspired by the movie entitled The Little Prince. In addition, Enrico Casarosa also produced his own comic books such as Venice Chronicle, Haiku 5-7-5 and The Adventure of Mia. You also should know that he had his drawing event called Casarosa’s SketchCrawl in 2004. It is an event of drawing marathon contest open for worldwide.