End Title and Character Designer
Director, “Day & Night”
Teddy Newton came to Pixar in July of 2000 to work on Pixar’s sixth feature film, “The Incredibles” and has since contributed his considerable character design skills to many of Disney•Pixar’s award-winning feature and short films, including “Ratatouille,” “Your Friend the Rat” and “Presto.” He was also instrumental in the creation of the end title sequences of “The Incredibles” and “Ratatouille” and is frequently cast as a voice in Disney•Pixar films, including the role of Chatter Telephone in the feature film “Toy Story 3.”
For his Disney•Pixar directorial debut, Newton earned an Academy Award® nomination for the short film “Day & Night,” which was released theatrically in 2010 in front of the feature “Toy Story 3.”
Prior to coming to Pixar, Newton worked in the story department and in character design at Warner Bros. on “Iron Giant.” He also served as writer/producer for the independent feature film “The Trouble with Lou.”
Newton is inspired by the drawings of Al Hirschfeld and early Warner Bros animation. He grew up in Dana Point, California, and attended California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts). He is currently developing a feature animated film for Warner Bros. He lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife Stacey and two kids, Ace and Kitty.