Christophe has the credit of managing concept art and art direction for Disney, Dreamworks, Universal Studios and many other animation studios. He’s worked on major films including The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Dinosaur, Hercules, Tarzan, Shark Tale and Treasure Planet (one of my favourite Disney sci-fi animations).
Remember the animated beginnings of Disney’s Enchanted starring Amy Adams? Christophe was Art Director on the animation and produced memorable moments like this. Check out the video here
Christophe received an Annie Awards nomination (equivalent of an Academy Award for Animation) for his work on Tim Burton’s CG feature film 9. 9 has to be one of the best original animation features ever made and is one of my all time favourite dystopian movies. Check out the trailer and you’ll see why.
He worked as a visual development artist for Despicable Me before moving to Hasbro studios where he has won two Emmy Awards for Transformers Prime, the latest CG animated TV show from one of the most famous sci-fi franchises on the planet.
All of these major achievements are a testament to Christophe’s professionalism and skill with his art. He is a legend in my book and I feel honoured to feature his work. While his career working for the biggest names in animation is mind blowing, his personal works of art are sublime. Below are my favourites.