Christophe Vacher Art Director
Christophe Vacher is a French artist who has provided backgrounds, visual development and art direction for Walt Disney Feature Animation and the animation industry since 1989. He worked in different animation studios before joining Disney’s Paris-based animation unit for three years, where he painted backgrounds for such animated films as “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, “Runaway Brain” and served as head of background for the 1995 feature, “A Goofy Movie”.
Relocating to California in 1996, he continued his association with Disney, where his credits have included painting backgrounds and concept artwork for “Dinosaur”, “Hercules,” “Tarzan”, the Stravinsky Firebird finale for “Fantasia 2000″ and “Treasure Planet”.
He also worked on Dreamworks’ “Shark Tale” doing concept Artwork and paintings.
He shares his time between personal artwork for galleries, covers for books, cds and video games, and movie studios work. In 2004, he got into Art Direction, first on a CG animated short movie for Studio Arts in Los Angeles, then for the animated segment of Disney’s live action movie “Enchanted”, and eventually the CG feature film “9″, produced by Tim Burton and directed by Shane Acker.
At CTN Expo, he will be part of the panel from “9” to discuss his role on the movie along with the Director, the Producer, the Production Designer and the Director of Animation.
To see more of his work, go visit his website: