Subject:
Bibo Bergeron

Birth:
Born July 14th, 1965 as *Eric Bergeron* in Paris, France.

Occupation/Title
Director/Producer/Writer/Animator/Storyboard Artist/Story Artist

Bio Summary

Early Life/Family
As a young boy Bibo wanted to be a cartoonist. At the age of 17, he had the realization that Peter Pan was much more than just a cartoon, it was a set of moving images, which is what pushed him towards a career of animation.

Education/Training:
Art School in Paris (Maximilien Vox)
Later graduated from Gobelins School of the Image in Paris

Career Outline:
Bibo started his career at Amblimation in London. Between 1989 and 1993, most of the staff got hired to create Dreamworks Animation, but Bibo decided to stay in Paris and start his own production company to make films and commercials. This was the start of Bibo Films. When Dreamworks was looking for a director for El Dorado, he was first to be called and was given a storyboard test and animation test. He passed and was hired on as a co-director, thus starting his ventures at Dreamworks Animation. He has worked as an animator for many major studios, including Disney, Amblin, Warner Bros, and Dreamworks. His directorial debut was on the Dreamworks film, The Road to El Dorado. After making his mark at DreamWorks, Bergeron decided to move back to Paris and continue developing his production company more and create more films.

Comments On Style:
His style is very charming and cute, but character design lacks some emotion and does not move and elegantly as some other studios works. His color palette is very attractive and helps in his storytelling.

Influences:
Animators: Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, Richard Williams, Oscar Grillo Comic Artist: André Franquin, Uderzo, Daniel Goosens, Moebius Masters: Di Vinci, Vermeer, Gustave Doré, Ingres, Monet, Caillebotte

Personality:
After conducting an interview with Bibo, I can say he is an exceptionally nice and modest person. He loves what he does and is very knowledgeable in animation and the industry. He reply back to my initial request included a winky face, so that speaks for itself.

Anecdotes:

Miscellaneous:

Filmography:
*2011: A Monster in Paris (Director/Writer)*
*2008: French Roast (Producer)*
*2007: Bee Movie (Character Design)*
*2006: Flushed Away (Storyboard Artist)*
*2000-2006: Caillou (Storyboard Artist-3 Episodes)*
*2005: The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (storyboard artist)*
*2005: Toopy & Binoo (Storyboard Artist)*
*2004: Shark Tale (Director)*
*2004: Woofy (Storyboard Artist- 29 Episodes)*
*2003: Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (Story Artist)*
*2003: Caillou’s Holiday Movie (Storyboard Artist)*
*2000-2001: What’s With Andy? (Storyboard Artist) *
*2000: The Road to El Dorado (Director)*
*2000: Arthur (Storyboard Artist- 1 episode)*
*1999: Iron Giant (Animator)*
*1999: Mona the Vampire (Storyboard Artist- 1 episode)*
*1996: The Adventures of Pinocchio (animation supervisor)*
*1996: All Dogs go to Heaven 2 (directing animator)*
*1994-1996: The Busy World of Richard Scarry (assistant designer- 12 Episodes)*
*1995: The little Lulu Show (Storyboard Artist)*
*1995: A Goofy Movie (animator)*
*1993: We’er Back! A Dinosaur’s Story (Supervising Animator)*
*1992: FernGully: The Last Rainforest (animator)*
*1991: An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (Animator)*
*1990-1991: Babar (animator)*
*1989: Asterix and the Big Fight (Animator)*
*1986: Asterix in Britain (assistant Animator)*

Honors:
2012: Nominated for Cesar Award for Best Animated Film. (A Monster in Paris)

Related Links:

Bibliographic References:
· http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0074426/
· https://twitter.com/le_bibo
· http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibo_Bergeron
· http://en.unifrance.org/directories/company/322220/bibo-films
· http://bibosbigbox.tumblr.com/

Contributors To This Listing:
Ari Castleton

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