10 Animators

As a part of our CTS course we were asked to make a list of 10 animators from 10 different countries, from 5 different continents. This is my list:

Juan Pablo Zaramella – Argentina
Juan Pablo Zaramella (born 1972) is an independent director and animator. His last short film “Luminaris” has won more than 300 international awards, including the Audience Award and Fipresci Award at Annecy 2011, and was part of the Oscars Shortlist for Best Animated Short 2011.


For more: http://www.zaramella.com.ar


Donyo Donev – Bulgaria
Donyo Donev (1929 – 2007) was a Bulgarian animator, director, and cartoonist. He is known as the “father of The Three Fools” – an animated humorous sequence released in 1970s – 1980s. 

The Intelligent Village:


Tomm Moore – Ireland
Tomm Moore (born 1977) is an Irish illustrator, comics artist and filmmaker. He is co-founder of Cartoon Saloon, an animation studio and production company, based in Kilkenny, Ireland. His first feature film, The Secret of Kells, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film on 2 February 2010.

The Secret of Kells trailer:

For more: http://www.cartoonsaloon.ie


Ivan Maximov – Russia
Ivan Leonidovich Maximov (born 1958) is an artist, professional animator and director.

Provincial School:

For more: http://ivanmaximov.ru


Marek Skrobecki – Poland
Marek Skrobecki (born 1951) is a Polish director of animated films, mainly using classical puppetry techniques. He works with the film studio Se-ma-for in Lodz.

Danny Boy:


Sylvain Chomet – France
Sylvain Chomet (born 1963) is a French comic writer, animator and film director.

The Triplets of Belleville:


Ryan Larkin – Canada
Ryan Larkin (1943 – 2007) was a Canadian animator, artist, and sculptor who rose to fame with the psychedelic Oscar-nominated short Walking (1968) and the acclaimed Street Musique (1972). He was the subject of the Oscar-winning film Ryan.

Walking by Ryan Larkin:

Ryan by Chris Landreth:


Kōji Yamamura – Japan
Kōji Yamamura (born 1964) is a Japanese independent animator and illustrator. His animation spans a variety of media, but has latterly come to concentrate on traditional animation. Two of his most famous and acclaimed films are the Academy Award for Animated Short Film-nominated and Cristal d’Annecy-winning Mt. Head and the Ottawa Grand Prize and Ōfuji Noburō Award-winning A Country Doctor. His 2011 short film Muybridge’s Strings was one of five animated shorts nominated for Genie Award.

A Child’s Metaphysics:


Blu – Italy
Blu is the pseudonym of an Italian street artist who conceals his real identity. He lives in Bologna and has been active in street art since 1999.

In 2006, during one of his trips in Germany, Blu made his first digital animation from images painted directly on a wall, a technique that would be a recurrent theme of many of his future videos such as Muto.

In 2007, Blu went to London for the first time where he made many pieces around Camden Town and Willow Street, and at the former headquarters of art-gallery website Pictures on Walls. That same summer he took part in a two-man exhibit with Ericailcane at the Lazarides Gallery. The following year, the Tate Modern presented an exhibition on the phenomenon of street art and invited Blu, along with J-R, Faile, Sixeart, Os Gêmeos and Nunca, to paint its entire main façade (http://www.tate.org.uk/about/press-office/press-releases/street-art-tate-modern).

Big Bang Big Boom:

For more: http://www.blublu.org


Anthony Lucas – Austalia
Anthony Lucas is a director and producer, known for The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello (2005, nominated for an Oscar), The Turning (2013) and My Rabbit Hoppy (2008).

The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello:


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