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Alum Chris Wedge is Executive Producer of “Horton Hears a Who”

Date Released: 10/17/2007

Academy award-winning director and Purchase graduate Chris Wedge is the executive producer of the upcoming animated film Horton Hears a Who, produced by Wedge’s Blue Sky Studios and set to be released in March 2008 by 20th Century Fox. Based on the popular Dr. Seuss book, Horton Hears a Who features the voices of Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett, Jesse McCartney and Dane Cook.

Wedge is the acclaimed director of the animated features Ice Age and Robots and the executive producer of Ice Age 2: The Meltdown.  He received his Oscar for Best Animated Short Film for Bunny.

Wedge has also been the voice of the popular character Scrat seen in Ice Age and Ice Age 2, and the short No Time for Nuts.