Carlos Grangel

Carlos started in animation as a character designer at Amblimation-Universal Pictures in London, and worked on ¨Were Back: A Dinosaur´s Story¨and ¨Balto¨. Also on “Cats”, “Just So Stories” and “Crazy Dog”, films never made. After establishing his studio with his brother Jordi in 1993 he designed characters for the DreamWorks movies ¨The Prince of Egypt¨, ¨Antz¨, ¨The Road to El Dorado¨, ¨Spirit¨, ¨Sinbad¨, ¨Shark Tale¨, ¨Madagascar¨,¨Flushed Away¨, ¨Kung-Fu Panda¨, ¨Bee Movie¨, ¨How to train your Dragon¨. And for other studios ¨Arthur Christmas¨, ¨Hotel Transilvania¨, ¨The Pirates! Band of Misfits¨, ¨Pourquoi j’ai pas mangé mon Père¨, “Ron’s gone wrong” and “Pinocchio” from Guillermo del Toro. Currently his studio is engaged on two new films, an stop-motion and a CGI movie. Original creator with Tim Burton for the characters on ¨Corpse Bride¨, his studio was deeply involved working during three years including services on the puppets supervision, logo, title and credit design, ideas on costume and prop design and final merchandising supervision. He also contributed designing characters for various shortfilms like “The Periwig Maker”, "Alma", ¨Mathilda¨, "The ClockWork Clo

Participant Schedule

Sunday 10/29 10:00AM - 11:00AM

A Session with Character Design Legends

Civic Auditorium | Peter de Sève, Carlos Grangel, Renée di Cherri, Carter Goodrich

Step into the world of animation with character design legends Carter Goodrich, Peter de Seve, and Carlos Grangel, moderated by Renee diCherri. These master artists have collectively influenced iconic animated films such as "Ratatouille," "Finding Nemo," "Ice Age," "Despicable Me," "Corpse Bride," "Hotel Transylvania," "Shrek," "The Incredibles," "Madagascar," "The Prince of Egypt," and a multitude more. Dive deep into the minds of those who’ve shaped the faces of animation, exploring their creative process, unique insights, and the journey of character design evolution. Don’t miss this chance to gain invaluable knowledge from the individuals who have defined character artistry in the animated film industry.