A veteran of Blue Sky Studios, Nick Bruno makes his directorial debut with Spies in Disguise.
Born and raised in Mohegan Lake, NY he learned at an early age that he could combine his love for drawing and filmmaking by pursuing a career in animation, which led him to study illustration and the fine arts at UMass, Dartmouth. Interested in CG animation, he then went on to receive his Masters at NYU studying computer animation. In 2005, Bruno joined Blue Sky Studios as a Junior Animator on the feature film ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN (2006).
Having risen through the animation ranks, Bruno served as Supervising Animator on THE PEANUTS MOVIE (2015) and in 2015, VARIETY named Bruno one of their “Ten Animators to Watch.”
Additional animation credits include DR SEUSS’ HORTON HEARS A WHO (2008), ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS (2009), RIO (2011), EPIC (2013), ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT (2012), ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE (2016) as well as two short films – “Surviving Sid” (2008) and the Oscar®-nominated, “No Time for Nuts” (2006).
With also a passion for storytelling, Bruno co-wrote the graphic novel Urban Legendz which debuted in Spring 2019.
He resides in his hometown, with his wife Allison and their three children.