Carlos Baena wanted to be involved in films for as long as he remembers. Born in the Canary Islands (Spain), Carlos came to the United States in 1994 and he's worked both on commercials at Will Vinton Studios (now LAIKA), Click3X and WildBrain, Inc. as well as Feature Films both at ILM and Pixar where he has worked on StarWars/Jurassic Park films, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL-E and Toy Story 3. Carlos received a 2007 Annie Award nomination for his work in the film Cars. Carlos is also a co-founder of the online school Animation Mentor. Carlos directed the live-action short film Play by Play and has been working on two independent short films as well as developing Feature Film ideas at Paramount Pictures.