Gabriele Zucchelli is a skilled Animation Director with more than 20 years experience in the industry, working for major feature films and TV.


Gabriele has recently co-supervised the animation on the very successful Disney feature film The Lion King and the Oscar winning Jungle Book.


He had previously helped bringing to life memorable characters including the Chief Mouse of Narnia, Reepicheep in The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the ghoulish werewolf in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and the sentient tree-like creature Groot for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. 


Gabriele also worked on The Tale of Despereux as character designer, storyboard artist and animation supervisor, as a storyboard artist on Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie and supervised the animation on two sequences of the Dreamworks feature film Spirit: the Stallion of the Cimmarron.


Gabriele began his a career in Milan and he moved to London in 1994 to work as a character animator on TV specials The Tale of Mr. Tod and The Wind in the Willows, Paul McCartney's musical featurettes Tropic Island Hum and Tuesday, feature films The Magic Sword, The Tigger Movie and The Road to El Dorado.


As an independent film-maker, he has directed the award winning short film For a Tango and the feature length documentary Quirino Cristiani.


gabriele zucchelli

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