Director • Creator • Writer • Producer • Consulting
Chad Van De Keere
With 28 years of experience in the animation industry, this highly accomplished Supervising Director has an impressive portfolio that includes well-known projects such as "Madagascar: A Little Wild," "Beauty and the Beast, the Enchanted Christmas," and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Starting as a Layout artist at Delaney and Friends, he specialized in hand-drawn special effects at Walt Disney before leading a 70-artist team at Bardel Entertainment for DreamWorks studios. He revolutionized the animation industry's editing process and established an animation studio with the largest Harmony team in North America. His leadership and storytelling skills have earned him success as a developer, showrunner, writer, and director for top film and network productions, collaborating with leading companies such as Rovio, DreamWorks SKG, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Mattel, and Walt Disney. He has a comprehensive understanding of the creative process and have trained junior crews to achieve senior results, making him a valuable asset to any production team.