Sylvain Chomet Movies and Career Information

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Nov 30, 1962
Maisons-Laffitte,France
Actor, Director and Writer
A French comic writer, animator and film director. Chomet moved to London in 1988 to work as an animator at the Richard Purdum studio. In September of that year, he established a freelance practice, working on commercials. In addition to his animation career, Chomet created many print comics, starting in 1986 with Secrets of the Dragonfly. In 1992 Chomet wrote the script for a science fiction comic called The Bridge In Mud. 1993 saw Chomet writing the story for Léon-la-Came, which was drawn by Nicolas De Crécy for À Suivre magazine. This was published in 1995. In 1997, Chomet published Ugly, Poor, and Sick, again with Nicolas De Crécy. This won them the Alph-Art Best Comic Prize at the Angoulême Comic Strip Festival. In 1991, Chomet started work on his first animated film The Old Lady and the Pigeons. Chomet's first feature-length animated film, The Triplets of Belleville was also nominated for two Oscars in 2003. Chomet's next movie was the traditionally-animated feature film The Illusionist released in 2010.

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