Birthdate : May 12, 1977
Birthplace : Los Angeles, California, USA
Michael Jelenic (birthname: Michael Christopher Jelenic) is a director-writer-producer of animated features, debuting with Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016), which he wrote (with credited co-writer James Tucker), which featured the voices of the TV series’ original cast including Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar, and with Steven Weber, and theatrically released by Warner Bros.
Jelenic was co-writer and co-producer (with creative partner Aaron Horvath, who co-directed with Peter Rida Michail) of Teen Titans GO! To the Movies (2018), a feature spinoff of the long-running animated TV series, Teen Titans Go! (2013-present), which Jelenic developed and created with Horvath. Michael Jelenic’s feature debut as director only was Universal Pictures’ animated The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023), starring the voices of Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, and Fred Armisen. Horvath was a co-screenwriter (credited with Horvath, Erich Hoeber, and Jon Hoeber) of the fantasy-adventure movie, Naruto (date to be announced).
Michael Jelenic was born and raised in Los Angeles County.