- Pinon, Pascal
- (July 28, 1962, Montargis, Loiret, France - )Born into a modest family, he had a passion for drawing and animated cinema in his childhood. Having graduated with a diploma as a plastic arts technician, he began frequenting the French Cinematheque, where he notably saw Paul Grimault, Jirf Trnka, and Myasaki's cartoons. During his time with the French army's Cinematographic Service, he met directors Jacques Rouxel, José Xavier, and René Laloux. He started his professional career at the Gaumont as an artist (1985 Astérix et la Surprise de César / USA: Asterix Versus Caesar, Gaëtan and Paul Brizzi) and assistant animator (1986 Astérix chez les Bretons / UK and USA: Asterix in Britain, Pino van Lamsweerde).Filmography◘ Chocs (animated short)◘ Chant funèbre (animated short; also screenwriter; France / Canada)2003 ◘ Kaena: The Prophecy (animation; co-director with Chris Delaporte; France / Canada)Television Filmography◘ Redwall (animation; 13x26'; co-director only; France / Canada)◘ Animal Crackers / Bêtes à craquer (animation; 13 X 13'; co-director only; France / Canada)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.