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Gabriele Pennacchioli Animator, Designer

Gabriele Pennacchioli Animator, Designer

Gabriele Pennacchioli joined DreamWorks Animation in 2003 as a lead animator on “Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas.” He went on to work as an animator on “Shark Tale,” “Flushed Away,” “Kung Fu Panda” and as a story artist on “Shrek the Third” and “Crood Awakening.”

Currently, Gabriele is working as an animator on “How To Train Your Dragon”.

Gabriele has worked in Europe as an animator, character designer and story artist on numerous feature-length, including “Help! I’m a Fish,” “Eight Crazy Nights” and “The Jester Till.”

In 2001 he wrote and directed the animated short film “The Shark and the Piano,” which received several awards at film festivals all over the world. He also worked as a visual development artist on Walt Disney’s “Fantasia 2000..” Gabriele started his career as a comic book artist; he drew for “Diabolik,” “Intrepido,” and “Dylan Dog,” all published in Italy.

In 2007 he started a Blog: and self published two books: “Animal Blog” and “The Young Minotaur.”

An Italian native, Gabriele was born in Origgio, a small village near Milan, and was educated at the Liceo Artistico and Accademia di Belle Arti. He has lived in Milan, London, Munich, Copenhagen, and Los Angeles.

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