Subject: Dino Athanassiou

Birth: 1962

Occupation/Title:
Animation Director, Owner of Stardust Studios

Bio Summary:
Dino Athanassiou has worked in the animation industry since 1981. Based in London, he has his own animation studio, Stardust Studios LTD, trading as Stardust Pictures

Early Life/Family

Education/Training:
East Ham Polytechnic in Graphic Design

Career Outline:
Animation Director, Stardust Pictures - 1996 – Present

Director and owner of Stardust Studios trading as Stardust Pictures, Stardust - 1995 – Present

Peter Rabbit, Season 2: Episodic Director, Brown Bag Films - June 2013 – August 2014

Animation Director, Lionsgate - June 2011 – February 2012

Series Direction, Design, and Story Artist, Create Media Ventures - 2010 – 2011

Design Development, Double Negative - 2009 – 2010

Storyboard Artist, Walt Disney Pictures - 2008 – 2009

Animation Direction/Design/Storyboards, HIT Entertainment - 2008 – 2009

Direction/Design & Storyboard, Stardust Pictures - 2008 – 2008

Storyboard Artist, Universal Studios – 2007

Animation Director, Vanguard - 2004 – 2005

Sequence Director/Producer/Storyboarding & Animation, DreamWorks Animation – 1999-2005

Animation Director, Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising - 1986 – 1990

Comments On Style:
The style is more so on the edgier spectrum. Aside from characters from his films, this edgy style can be seen in characters found on the artist’s company website. Harsh lines, sharp edges, vivid colors, and cast shadows are all characteristics of this style of animation.

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Filmography:
Chopin’s Drawings
Attack the Block
Iconicles, Prince of Persia Thomas and Friends
Happily N’Ever After
Madagascar
Shark Tale, Sinbad
101 Dalmations 2
Spirit
Kommando Stortebeker
The Little Mermaid 2
The Road to El Dorado
Ferngully 2
The Fearless Four
Space Jam
All Dogs Go To Heaven 2
The Legends of Treasure Island
The Magic Voyage
The Wish That Changed Christmas
The Dream Stone
The BFG
Asterix and the Big Fight
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Asterix and Ceasar

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Related Links:
www.dinoathanassiou.com, www.stardust-pics.com
Bibliographic References: www.dinoathanassiou.com, www.stardust-pics.com
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0040404
uk.linkedin.com/pub/dino-athanassiou/4/616/671

Contributors to This Listing:
Jacqueline Marie Mendez
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IMDb
artist website
artist’scompany website

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