Paul Driessen (1940, The Netherlands) graduated from the Art Academy in Utrecht, and was offered a job as an animator at a commercial animation film & TV studio in Hilversum. In 1967 he was invited to London to work on George Dunning’s The Yellow Submarine. In 1970 he emigrated to Canada and started a freelance animation career, working mainly for the National Film Board. Since 1976 he has also animated and directed a number of films for independent producers in the Netherlands. To date, he has won over 70 international awards for his work. His film 3 Misses (2000) earned him an Oscar nomination. Highly praised by professionals, Driessen was presented the ASIFA Hollywood Annie Award for his distinguished contribution to the art of animation (1987) as well as two respective Life Achievement Awards by ASIFA International (1994) and Animafest Zagreb (2002). In October 2005 in Cracow he was given the Special Golden Dinosaur Award for an outstanding artist and teacher.