Paul Driessen (1940, The Netherlands) is an artist, animation director and professor. He 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. He has won over 70 international awards for his work, and 3 Misses (2000) earned him an Oscar nomination. ASIFA Hollywood awarded him with the Annie Award (1987), ASIFA International (1994) and Animafest Zagreb (2002) with Lifetime Achievement Awards.