Chris Butler


After amassing an impressive array of feature film credits as storyboard artist, character designer and sequence director over the past decade, ParaNorman marks CHRIS BUTLER’s first stint as a feature film director. Chris was Head of Story and Character Designer on Coraline.

His career has included storyboard and design work on some of the most lauded animated projects of the past decade including, Warner Bros’ Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride(for which he also provided additional dialogue), Universal’s The Tale of Despereaux,  Disney’s Tarzan 2, the British comedy Mr. Bean, and Disney's The Tigger Movie (also sequence co-director).

He is a sought-after lecturer on the subject of storyboarding and animation and recently designed, storyboarded and animated the short film Timer Switch for Academy Award®-winner Daniel Greaves.

In June 2010, Variety recognized Chris as one of the “Top Ten Animators Poised to Become Household Names.”