Rob Cavaleri most recently served as CG Supervisor on “The Peanuts Movie,” from 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios (due in theatres November 6, 2015).
A key player in the animation industry for over 23 years, Cavaleri has been with Blue Sky Studios for nearly 19 of those years. He joined Blue Sky Studios in 1996 where he served as Technical Director working on lighting, special effects, and materials for several of the company's earliest film projects such as “A Simple Wish” (1997) using cgiStudio™ the company's world-class proprietary rendering software. As Cavaleri grew in experience he served as Senior Technical Director for many years, and worked on several award-winning commercial projects. A highlight in Cavaleri’s early career at the studio is the lighting and effects work he did for the Oscar® winning animated short film "Bunny” (1999). Cavaleri also created visual effects for the final "Genesis" sequence in "Titan A. E." (2000).
Cavaleri has served as the Special Effects Lead for Blue Sky’s first fully computer-animated feature film, “Ice Age” (2002), which received an Oscar® nomination for Best Animated Film. He has since supervised the Effects Department, overseeing the team’s work on“Robots” (2005), and “Ice Age: The Meltdown” (2006). Cavaleri was promoted to CG Supervisor for the film “Horton Hears A Who” (2008) based on the popular book by Dr. Seuss, and has continued serving in this role since, on “Rio” (2011), “Epic” (2013).
Prior to joining Blue Sky Studios, Cavaleri worked as Software Engineer and Technical Director at R/Greenberg Associates in Manhattan since 1993, where he worked on lighting and special effects for numerous film projects such as "Demolition Man" and "Mortal Kombat", as well as high-end commercial projects for Gillette, Shell, and Mattel.