Kung Fu Panda marks Ethan Van der Ryn’s animation sound editing debut

Veteran sound editor ETHAN VAN DER RYN (Sound Effects) has enjoyed a fruitful and varied career, having won two Academy Awards® for his editing of Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” and “King Kong” and an Oscar® nomination for the recent runaway hit “Transformers” (all shared with Mike Hopkins). His work on all four of Jackson’s last films (“King Kong” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy) garnered BAFTA nominations, and the Motion Picture Sound Editors bestowed two Golden Reel awards to Van der Ryn for Best Sound Editing — Effects and Foley for his work on James Cameron’s “Titanic” and Steven Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan”; additional Golden Reel nominations were given to his work on Jackson’s “King Kong” and “Rings” trilogy, as well as the period action film “Pearl Harbor,” the superhit “X-men” and the special effects-laden “Dinosaur.”

Van der Ryn racked up his first motion picture credit working as assistant sound effects editor on Dennis Hopper’s “Colors.” He continued to edit sound on a myriad of titles, everything from thrillers and action films to family fare and Shakespeare. His impressive resume includes editing credits on: “Cadillac Man,” “Avalon,” “The Godfather: Part III,” “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” “Bugsy,” “Single White Female,” “Toys” “The Getaway,” “Miracle on 34th Street,” “Nine Months,” “Jumanji,” “One Fine Day,” “Beverly Hills Ninja,” “Volcano,” “Armageddon,” “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Dogma,” “The Haunting,” “The Legend of Bagger Vance” and “The Ring Two.”

“Kung Fu Panda” marks Ethan Van der Ryn’s animation sound editing debut.

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