Chris MckayWRITER | DIRECTOR
Chris McKay is an award-winning filmmaker behind the worldwide box-office hit animated adventure The LEGO Batman Movie. McKay was nominated for an Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production and the film was nominated for a Producers Guild of America Award, a Critics Choice Award, an American Cinema Editors Eddie Award, and an Art Directors Guild Award, among others.
McKay produced The LEGO Ninjago Movie, starring Justin Theroux, Dave Franco, and Jackie Chan. He was co-director, editor, and animation director of The LEGO Movie, and directed The Tomorrow War, starring Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, and J.K. Simmons for Amazon.
His work as an editor on that film earned him the American Cinema Editors Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature Film, Animation, as well as an Annie Award nomination for Best Edited Animation Feature Film.
McKay will direct Reborn, starring Sandra Bullock for Netflix, Renfield for Universal Studios, and Jonny Quest for Warner Bros. Pictures.
He has directed more than 50 episodes of Robot Chicken, one of the highest-rated and critically acclaimed programs on Cartoon Network. Since its premiere, the show has received 14 Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Short-Form Animated Program, Outstanding Voice-Over Performance, and Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animations and McKay won the Emmy in 2010 for his work as its director. The show has also received five Annie Award nominations and won the award for Best Character Animation in a Television Production in 2008.
McKay is a board member of Black Girl Film School and a passionate animal rights activist. He currently resides in Los Angeles.