Carlos Saldanha

Carlos Saldanha

Highest Rated: 77% Ice Age (2002)

Lowest Rated: 8% Rio, I Love You (2014)

Birthday: Jan 24, 1965

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazilian-born director Carlos Saldanha was one of the most consistently successful animated filmmakers of his generation. As one of the creative forces behind Blue Sky Studios, Saldanha catapulted onto the scene with "Ice Age" (2002), his directorial debut. The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, making over $380 million worldwide and spawning two equally successful sequels: "Ice Age: The Meltdown" (2006) and "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" (2009). In addition to his involvement in the widely successful "Ice Age" franchise, Saldanha channeled the lively atmosphere of his hometown with "Rio" (2011), which made nearly half a billion dollars at the global box office, with a critically-acclaimed sequel, "Rio 2," being released in April of 2014. Animated film directors rarely receive the attention of their live-action counterparts, but over the course of his immensely successful career, the talented Saldanha proved he's just as deserving of the credit.




72% 51% Ferdinand Director $84.2M 2017
18% 39% Ice Age: Collision Course Executive Producer $64.0M 2016
No Score Yet 60% La era de hielo: El gran robo del huevo Executive Producer - 2016
No Score Yet 41% Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe Executive Producer - 2015
8% 14% Rio, I Love You Director - 2014
48% 58% Rio 2 Director - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rio 2 Director - 2014
37% 62% Ice Age: Continental Drift Executive Producer - 2012
72% 71% Rio Director - 2011
46% 62% Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Director - 2009
57% 71% Ice Age: The Meltdown Director $195.3M 2006
64% 53% Robots Director - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ice Age Co-Director - 2002
77% 82% Ice Age Co-Director $176.4M 2002


No Score Yet 94% Invisible City Executive Producer 2021