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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).

Early lifeEdit

LaRoque was born on May 28, 1956 to a Jewish family in France, and raised in Brooklyn, New York City.

CareerEdit

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.

Personal lifeEdit

LaRoque is married to Joan Green and they have two children: Brett and May. Brett was the voice of young Ridder in Quest.

FilmographyEdit

Feature filmEdit

Year Title Director Writer Producer Animator Voice actor Role
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
2005 M.I.S.S.I.O.N. Yes Executive producer
2006 BJ and Wally Yes
2007 Computeropolis 2 Yes Yes Yes Spamming Player
2008 Swapped Yes Executive producer
2009 Woo La La Yes
2010 Computeropolis 3 Yes Yes Executive producer, additional voices
2011 Gabriel Garza Yes Executive producer
2013 Quest Yes Yes Guard
2014 Gabriel Garza 2 Yes Executive producer
2015 Paradoria Yes
Luna & Zak Yes Ray
2016 Imagimals Yes Yes Executive producer, additional voices
2017 Lix Yes Executive producer
2018 Computeropolis: The Deep Web Yes Yes Yes Carniolus, Surprise Egg #1
TBA Mech-Girl Yes Yes
Computeropolis 5 Yes Yes Executive producer

Short filmsEdit

Coming soon!

Unmade projectsEdit

  • 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.

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Notes
1991–2002 Gabriel Garza Writer
animator
storyboard artist
1991 A Gabriel Garza Christmas Producer
animator
storyboard artist
1996–2002 Hatty Animator
producer
storyboard artist
executive consultant
Animation producer
2000–2001 Paint World Co-creator

More coming soon!

OtherEdit

Year Title Notes
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 receptionEdit

Critical response to films LaRoque has directed:

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
Paint World 94% 69
Computeropolis 89% 91
Computeropolis 2 84% 80
Quest 97% 89
Computeropolis: The Deep Web 50% 59

AccoladesEdit

Coming soon!