Famous Animators from Germany

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List of notable or famous animators from Germany, with bios and photos, including the top animators born in Germany and even some popular animators who immigrated to Germany. If you're trying to find out the names of famous German animators then this list is the perfect resource for you. These animators are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known animator from Germany is included when available.

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This historic animators from Germany list can help answer the questions "Who are some German animators of note?" and "Who are the most famous animators from Germany?" These prominent animators of Germany may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected German animators.

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Christoph Lauenstein is a German producer and animator. Lauenstein entered the School of Fine Arts in Kassel, Germany in 1985. While enrolled at the school Lauenstein, together with his twin brother Wolfgang, created the animated short film Balance. It received an Academy Award in the animated short film category in 1990. The Lauensteins have created a number of animation works for advertising. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 56

Birthplace: Hildesheim, Eurasia, Lower Saxony, Germany

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Frédéric Back is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Animators from Germany
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Frédéric Back, OC CQ was a Canadian artist and film director of short animated films. During a long career with Radio-Canada, the French-language service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, he was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning two, for his 1981 film Crac and the 1987 film The Man Who Planted Trees. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 89 (1924-2013)

Birthplace: Eurasia, Saarland, Germany, Saarbrücken

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Henry "Hy" Mayer was a German-American cartoonist and animator. He was a political cartoonist for the New York Times from 1904, and then in 1914 chief cartoonist of Puck. He created the "Travelaughs" series, released through Universal Studios from 1913 to 1920, and the "Such Is Life" series, with titles as Such Is Life at a County Fair and Such Is Life in Munich, released by Film Booking Offices of America from 1920 to 1926. These two series combined animation with live action film taken in exotic locations. Mayer also worked with Otto Messmer on the series The Travels of Teddy, satirizing President Teddy Roosevelt, before Messmer left to work with producer Pat Sullivan on the long-running ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 86 (1868-1954)

Birthplace: Worms, Germany

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Lotte Reiniger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Animators from Germany
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Lotte Reiniger is a film director. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 82 (1899-1981)

Birthplace: Eurasia, Germany, Charlottenburg

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