Director, Boss Baby: Family Business, Dreamworks Animation
Academy Award © nominee Tom McGrath has been working in the entertainment industry for more than 30 years. He most recently directed “The Boss Baby: Family Business,” the highly anticipated sequel to the Academy Award© and Golden Globe nominated film “The Boss Baby,” from DreamWorks Animation.
McGrath once again returns as director to the sequel, his sixth film as director for a DreamWorks Animation title, the most of any director at the studio. His films have grossed over $2.7 billion dollars at the worldwide box office.
Following the runaway success of 2005’s box-office hit Madagascar, for which he directed, co-wrote and voiced the lead penguin “Skipper”, McGrath reprised the same roles in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. In addition, McGrath voiced Skipper for the Penguins of Madagascar TV show on Nickelodeon, and the short films; The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper, Merry Madagascar and Madagascar.
McGrath also starred in, and executive produced, DreamWorks Animation's Penguins of Madagascar, and directed 2010’s Megamind.
Prior to joining DreamWorks Animation in 2000, McGrath worked as a story artist and concept design artist for such feature films as Cats & Dogs and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. He also worked as an animator and story artist on such animated films as Space Jam and Cool World. His television work includes directing on The Ren & Stimpy Show, as well as other projects for Nickelodeon.
He is a graduate from the Character Animation program at Cal Arts and also studied Industrial Design at the University of Washington.