Gabriele Zuccheli was born in 1972 in Italy. After studying Arts he began to work as an animator in Milan. In 1994 he moved to London where he worked as a character animator on TV specials ("The Tale of Mr. Tod", "The Wind in the Willow"), musical featurettes with Paul McCartney ("Tropic Island Hum", "Tuesday"), movies ("The Magic Sword", "The Tigger Movie", "The Road to El Dorado") and various commercials. In 2000 he supervised the animation on two sequences of the DreamWorks feature film "Spirit, the stallion of the Cimmarron" and in 2002 he completed two sequences for the animated opera "The Cunning Little Vixen for the BBC". After contributing to the character design for Tim Burton’s "The Corpse Bride", he worked as well as a CGI character animator and his credits so far include: "Dinotopia", "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban", "Alien vs Predator", "Batman Returns". In 2004 he completed his first independently produced short film "For a Tango" which has won several awards at festivals around the world. He works as a freelance animation director.
Films screened at Animafest
Quirino Cristiani: The Mystery of the First Animated Movies