Alexandre la Roque (born May 28, 1956), known by his pseudonym Audel LaRoque, is a French-American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and occasional voice actor at Universal Animation Studios. He was a member of the creative team at Gingo Animation, where he started in 1988 as a supervising animator. He is best known for directing the Computeropolis franchise as well as Quest (2013).
LaRoque was born on May 28, 1956 to a Jewish family in France, and raised in Brooklyn, New York City.
In the 1980s, he started his career as an animator at Hanna-Barbera where he worked on several projects at the newly-formed Geo-Wildshill Productions studio.
In 1988, Geo-Wildshill Productions was separated from Hanna-Barbera and renamed as Gingo Animation; founders Geo G. and Michael Wildshill brought in some of the animators from Hanna-Barbera to the studio, and LaRoque was one of them.
LaRoque is Vice-President of Creativity at Universal Animation Studios.
|1997||Ama and the Mysterious Crystal||Yes||Storyboard artist|
|1999||Paint World||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Chuck, additional voices|
|2001||Mistress Masham's Repose||Yes||Head of story|
|2002||The Gabriel Garza Movie||Yes||Yes||Executive producer|
|2004||Computeropolis||Yes||Yes||Media Player Mike (uncredited), additional voices|
|2006||BJ and Wally||Yes|
|2007||Computeropolis 2||Yes||Yes||Yes||Spamming Player|
|2009||Woo La La||Yes|
|2010||Computeropolis 3||Yes||Yes||Executive producer, additional voices|
|2011||Gabriel Garza||Yes||Executive producer|
|2014||Gabriel Garza 2||Yes||Executive producer|
|Luna & Zak||Yes||Ray|
|2016||Imagimals||Yes||Yes||Executive producer, additional voices|
|2018||Computeropolis: The Deep Web||Yes||Yes||Yes||Carniolus, Surprise Egg #1|
|Computeropolis 5||Yes||Yes||Executive producer|
- Big Hero 6, a project that would have written and directed by LaRoque. It was originally set to be released on December 1, 2006, but was delayed to 2007. In March 2006, Universal then moved the film to 2008, and announcing Audel LaRoque as the director of Computeropolis 2, which he was directing concurrently with Big Hero 6. However, in March 2007, the project was abandoned by Universal due to script problems and LaRoque was no longer working on the project, and would instead work on an idea that would later become Quest. The project was later moved to Walt Disney Animation Studios and was released on November 7, 2014. It was met with both critical and commercial success, grossing over $657 million worldwide and becoming the second highest-grossing animated film of 2014, behind Universal's Gabriel Garza 2.
|1991–2002||Gabriel Garza|| Writer|
|1991||A Gabriel Garza Christmas|| Producer|
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|2006||Curious George||Special thanks (uncredited)|
|2012||Plucky Chicken||Production manager, special thanks|
|ParaNorman||Special thanks (uncredited)|
|2014||Big Hero 6|
|2016||The Secret Life of Pets|
|2017||Gabriel Garza 3||Special thanks|
Critical response to films LaRoque has directed:
|Computeropolis: The Deep Web||50%||59|