Yarrow Cheney
Cheney in 2016
Born1966 (age 54–55)
Alma materCalifornia Institute of the Arts[1]
OccupationFilm director, Graphic designer, production designer
Years active1995-present
Spouse(s)Carrie Cheney[1]

Yarrow Cheney (born 1966) is an American production designer, visual effects artist, director and animator. He is best known for his works as a production designer in Despicable Me 2 (2013), The Lorax (2012) and Despicable Me (2010) for which he received Primetime Emmy and Annie Awards nominations.

In 2016, Cheney co-directed Illumination Entertainment's The Secret Life of Pets with Chris Renaud,[2] that received positive reviews and became the sixth highest grossing-film of 2016.[3] He co-directed the CGI animation The Grinch (2018), with Scott Mosier.[4]

Early life

Moiser was born to Caryn Brady in 1966. He graduated from the California Institute of the Arts.





Production designer

Awards and nominations


  1. ^ a b c Shepherd, Josh (December 5, 2020). "Acclaimed Director of Animated The Grinch Revisits Story of Three Wise Men". The Stream. Archived from the original on January 21, 2021. Retrieved April 4, 2021.
  2. ^ Debruge, Peter (June 16, 2016). "Film Review: 'The Secret Life of Pets'". Variety. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  3. ^ "The Secret Life of Pets (2016)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  4. ^ "The Grinch". IMDB. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  5. ^ Patten, Dominic (February 1, 2014). "41st Annual Annie Awards Live Blog: 'Frozen' Wins Best Animated Feature". Deadline. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
  6. ^ Tapley, Kristopher (December 3, 2012). "'Brave,' 'Guardians' and 'Wreck-It Ralph' lead 40th annual Annie Awards nominees". Hitfix. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
  7. ^ Finke, Nikki (February 15, 2011). "38th Annual Annie Animation Awards: DWA's 'How To Train Your Dragon' Wins (After Disney Boycotts)". Deadline. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
  8. ^ "Dilbert". The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 9 February 2014.